Surf Life Saving Australia partners with Isuzu UTE Australia

As part of our mission to keep our beaches safe, the brave men and women behind Surf Life Saving Australia rely heavily on vehicles that are fit for the purpose of patrolling our beaches—helping us keep our commitment to you. 

Because of this, we are excited to announce our new Major National Partner and Official Automotive Supplier, Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA)—home to the durable Isuzu D-MAX Ute and MU-X SUV.

Established in 2008, Isuzu UTE Australia has since specialised in providing Australians with award-winning Utes and SUVs for all walks of life. Whether it’s a tough workhorse or space for the family you are after, at the heart of every Isuzu vehicle lies over 100 years of automotive experience and the tried and tested tough truck DNA—making them an ideal choice for our team!

Over the next three-years, Isuzu UTE Australia has committed to working alongside SLSA to help deliver essential lifesaving services with their support of a fleet of vehicles—ensuring our patrolled beaches all across the country remain a safe place for our beach-goers.

But the good news doesn’t end there.

As part of their commitment to driving the safety message, Isuzu UTE Australia also has on offer exclusive Surf Life Saving Club and Member pricing across the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X range! That way, you too can ‘Go Your Own Way’ in an Isuzu D-MAX or MU-X!

So what are you waiting for? Jump in and Go Your Own Way… adventure awaits!

Click here to learn more about SLS member offer.

Semaphore Gold wrap-up

Well, we drew the short-straw with the weather, but that did not deter 31 intrepid competitors in last Saturday’s Semaphore Gold. Incorporating a testing board paddle into a howling south-westerly, all the crew gritted their teeth and got on with it. It was a great testament to fortitude of the Semaphore gang. The honours in the seniors went to Tyler and Tegan Richards, with Emerson Simone and Lilija Zampatti runners-up, and in the juniors, first place went to Jack Travers and Eliza Zampatti, with Finnian Sandercock and Oliver Charleson runners-up.

A huge thank you to all the parents and other volunteers who assisted with the event, including the crews in the IRB (Shaun and Nellie) and on the jet skis (Wanga and Kate), with Isaac and Drewie roving in the ATV. This combination of water cover worked extremely well in the rather average weather conditions.

For reference, the courses were: 
Juniors (u11-13): 1 km run, 1 km board, 600 m run and 600 m swim Seniors: 2 km run, 2 km board, 800 m run, ~ 800 m swim

All competitors times are in the attached document.

Well done to all.
Brenton and Biggsy

Semaphore Gold 2021 – Saturday morning 10th April

Thanks to all those who have expressed an interest in competing in the Semaphore Gold this coming Saturday morning (10th of April). So far, we have at least 30 entrants, with roughly equal numbers across seniors and juniors. It’s not too late to get on-board, just let Brenton Zampatti know prior to Saturday. The event will incorporate a distance run, board paddle and swim, and is open to senior club members and proficient U11-13 juniors (modified course). Please see here for maps of the junior and senior courses. Note that the sequence of stages and/or direction of each stage may be modified given prevailing winds and the tide on the day. We’ll make sure that competitors are clearly informed of the final course during marshalling.

The event will kick-off at 8.30 am sharp but we’ll need boards at the club by 7.45 am, at the latest. Boards will be put on a trailer and transported to the run-board transition area. If you are using a club board you will still need to have it ready for transport by 7.45 am. We will have drink stations at the run-board transition area (for both age groups) and at the end of the board leg.

Thanks to those parents who have already put their hand up to help out. We are also fortunate to have the IRB and two jet ski available for water cover (thanks Drewie and Wanga) but we also need at least 3 people to provide water cover for the swim leg. If you are available for water cover, or you have any any questions about the event, please contact Brenton Zampatti on 0427 604 156.

Looking forward to seeing everyone for what should a great season’s finale.

Thanks

BZ and Biggsy

Nipper presentations this Saturday

Don’t forget Nipper presentations are this Saturday (10 April). A few key points:

12:30pm start. BBQ lunch followed by presentations.

Can all Nippers please return coloured skull caps to Age Group Managers on the day.

Although it has been a traditional of the Club, in the best interests of the environment the Board of Management has decided that there will be no shaving cream fight at this Saturday’s Junior Presentations. We ask that you respect and comply with this decision.

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day with setup and packup. If you are available, it would be great if you could come down a little bit early or stay for a bit at the end and help out.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday and celebrating a fantastic 2020/21 Season.

Bar and bistro opening hours

Chef’s specials

Butter chicken with basmati rice and papadums – $16
Penne carbonara with bacon, mushrooms, garlic, cream and parmesan  – $19
Lamb shank and mash – $22

Remember members enjoy 10% discount on meals and drinks. Please call 8449 8088 to book a table.

Members draw – Thursday 7:15pm
$650 Jackpot – drawn at 7:15pm. Member must be present to win. If no winner, we choose a spinner!

Thursday 8th April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Friday 9th April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 10th April
Bar open from 12pm
Sunday 11th April
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm

Youth volunteers needed – ANZAC Eve Vigil 2021

SLSSA is looking for youth volunteers aged 14-18 and adult supervisors to be involved in the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil 2021.

The ANZAC Eve Vigil is a State RSL conducted Vigil commencing on ANZAC Eve (24 April) until 5:30am when the Dawn Service commences.

Further details are available on the attached circular.

If you are interested in being part of this important event or for further details, contact: Julie Quimby, Development Coordinator (8354 6900 or julie.quimby@surflifesavingsa.com.au).

Nipper Presentations 10th April 2021

With the recent changes in COVID restrictions we are pleased to announce that we will be able to have presentations as one group this year. We will be utilising the downstairs area (similar to christmas breakup) to facilitate the forecasted number of attendees.

We are looking forward to seeing all our Nippers receive their Surf Ed or Participation Certificates as well as their Team Member Medals and celebrate our age group champions and runner-ups, as well as our age group Coaches and Club Person award recipients .

With in the next 24 hours you will receive a text or E-mail requesting RSVP information which will allow us to cater appropriately for lunch which will consist of the following offerings.

  • Steak burgers or sandwich with bacon onion and salad
  • Chicken schnitzel roll with lettuce tomato cheese and mayo
  • Vego burgers with lettuce tomato vegan cheese and mayo
  • Snags with or without onions
  • Honey soy chicken
  • Lamb koftas
  • Veg snags

Approximate Timeline

  • 12:00 – 12:30pm Nippers arrive (downstairs area)
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Presentations Start and progress in the following age group order U13, U6 & 7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, and Seabirds in 15 minute sections.
  • 3:45pm Junior Club Person and Junior Parent of the Year and other thank you’s.

Following presentations the club will remain open to all members to celebrate the 2021 Season.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND but please RSVP

Bar and bistro opening hours

Members draw – Thursday 7:15pm
$600 Jackpot – drawn at 7:15pm. Member must be present to win. If no winner, we choose a spinner!

Thursday 1st April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Friday 2nd April – Good Friday
CLOSED
Saturday 3rd April – Easter Saturday
Bar open from 4pm – 8pm
Sunday 4th April – Easter Sunday
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm
Monday 5th April – Easter Monday
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm

Remember members enjoy 10% discount on meals and drinks. Please call 8449 8088 to book a table.

Semaphore Gold 2021 – Saturday 10th April

To round out a great season, we will be holding the Peninsula’s ultimate endurance iron person event – The Semaphore Gold.

The event incorporates a distance run, board paddle and swim.

Open to senior club members and proficient U11-13 juniors (modified course), the course will be held Saturday morning, 10th April, with kick off ~8:30am (details TBC next week). In the meantime, we need to know numbers, so if you are ready to test your mettle to be crowned the King or Queen of the Semaphore Gold, please text Brenton Zampatti on 0427 604 156 with your name and age group.

Could we also please have an indication from parents or other club members (Bronze proficient) who may be able to provide water cover, help with drink stations, marshalling etc.

Looking forward to a great turnout for this season’s finale.

Thanks BZ and Biggsy