“Ambrose” golf afternoon

We are having an “Ambrose” golf afternoon at the West Lakes Golf Club on Friday 1st May, teeing off at approx. 12.30pm.

The cost per person will be $50 which includes a round of golf and hire of a golf buggie.

We will be looking at having 6 groups of 4 Teams, so first in best dressed.

Please let Neil B (Bizz) know by text on 0417 478 512 if you are interested and able to commit to this great day out.

This week’s opening hours

2020 Masters State Championships

Missing from photo: Paul (Johnno) Johnston and Nick Penny

Last weekend saw our Masters compete at Christies Beach in the 2020 Masters State Championships with some great results. Well done!

SATURDAY competitors:

Craig Andrews
Sean McKenzie
Todd Bampton
Nick Penny

2km Run
Craig Andrews – silver

Craig Andrews – silver
Sean McKenzie – gold
Todd Bampton – heats

Craig Andrews – silver
Sean McKenzie – silver
Todd Bampton – 5th

Sean McKenzie – bronze
Todd Bampton – silver
Nick Penny – 6th

SUNDAY competitors:
Sean McKenzie
Todd Bampton
Trent Bampton
Nick PennyC
raig Andrews
Paul (Johnno) Johnston
Brad Tunbridge

Double Ski
Sean & Nick 7th

Single Ski
Sean 5th

Ski Relay 2 Teams
Team 1 Sean, Johnno & Nick 7th
Team 2 Trent, Craig & Todd 9th

Taplin 2 Teams
Team 1 Nick-ski, Sean-board, Brad-swim 8th
Team 2 Johnno-ski, Todd-board, Trent-swim 7th

Board Relay
Sean, Todd, Craig 6th

Swim Team
Trent, Todd & Brad result TBA

Individual Swim
Sean – silver
Trent – 7th
Todd – bronze

Individual Boards
Sean – 4th
Todd – bronze
Craig – 11th

This was an excellent weekend. To compete with and watch these great competitors from Semaphore was such a great and inspiring experience. The camaraderie between all competitors on the beach the whole weekend was amazing to be a part of.What a great sport to be involved in.


Semaphore welcomes the FOSSLS

It was with great pride that Semaphore SLSC hosted a lunch this week for the FOSSLS (Former Old Semaphore Surf Lifesavers) Group. 

The group meet every three months and this time recognised nine members who celebrated their 60th anniversary of attaining their Bronze Medallions.

FOSSLS members travelled from far and wide to shared memories, tall stories and some amazing old photos and memorabilia.  They were very impressed with the club and enjoyed a tour of our Rescue Ready Facility from Wanga Robbins and were amazed at how far patrol equipment and techniques have come over the years.

Congratulations to our new Bronze and SRC graduates

Congratulations to all those who have received their Bronze Medallion and Surf Resuscitation Certificate (SRC) qualifications over the last month.

These graduates will significantly strengthen our numbers for both patrols and water cover in the future. It was also wonderful to see so many Nipper parents making this commitment which will provide invaluable assistance for training and carnivals.

There are still a few who have completed their training but are awaiting their assessments, so good luck to them too!

We must also recognise and thank our training team headed up by Heather, with Spence and Mick Kenny. Without their work we don’t get on the beach full stop.

Last Clubby Standing – this Sunday!

3-5 pm, Sunday 8th March

Last chance for tickets for Last Clubby Standing.

Tickets MUST be purchased prior to the event. Available this Thursday, Friday and Saturday over the bar.

Mick will be on the door from 2pm this Sunday for those who cannot get to the club beforehand.

Ticket sales finish at 2.45pm Sunday.

Drink Responsibly.

Club sponsor: Supreme Property Maintenance

Matt and Sonya Allan from Supreme Property Maintenance are an SA owned and operated family business that have been operating for over 20 years.

Your one stop maintenance shop that have 9 staff that can complete all manner of works.

We pride ourselves on what we can offer from painting your interior or exterior, Bathroom and kitchen renovations to gutter cleaning- roof repairs, carpentry work thru to all manner of pre sale works if you are planning on selling, rental property maintenance, plumbing and electrical.

We pride ourselves on our service and our motto “We Turn up when we say we will.”  

Feel free to check out and like our facebook page for all our before and after photos of works undertaken.

Call Matt on 0400055905 or Sonya 0417082634 for all your maintenance needs and we offer free quotes – proud supporter and sponsor of the club.

Junior report 5th March

This weekend is the last Saturday training session for the season. Board training will continue on Friday afternoons until the 20th March. All Nippers with competition proficiency are encouraged to attend.

Junior update this week.

  • Training Time Table
  • Rostered Jobs
  • Junior State Championships Days 1, 2 & 3
  • Junior State Champs Dinner / Wrap Up
  • Save the Date 4th April – Presentation Day

Training Timetable

Board Training – muster at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start

March Past Training – 11:45 pm Saturday usual muster spot.

Nipper Training – 12:45pm Saturday muster on the grass as usual on the Southern side of the Club. 1:00pm – to the Beach

Rostered Jobs

This week the rostered jobs are:

Board Washing – Under 13’s

Canteen – Under 8’s, 2 volunteers to assist please (enclosed shoes)

Junior State Champs 14th March & 21st-22nd March

Day 1, 2 & 3 of Junior State Championships are scheduled over two consecutive weekends. Day 1 will be on 14th March and Day 2 & 3 on the following weekend (21st & 22nd March).

Nominations for all three days will be required this Saturday. To be eligible you must have all your age group proficiencies (prelim, competition and surf ed) as well as have competed in at least 1 Junior Carnival during the course of the 2019/20 season. ** No Late Entries can be Accepted**

Below is a run down of the events to be held on each day. Unfortunately detailed schedules will not be available until next week once entries are confirmed. Hopefully details will be available for next week’s bulletin.

DAY 1 – Sat 14th March ~ Port Noarlunga SLSC

The following events will be held on day 1. Some of these events are staged as a qualifying competition for Days 2 and 3, and others are competed to medals.

EventAge GroupsTypeDetails
Beach SprintsAllQualifying Down to last 32 competitors
Beach Flags AllQualifying Down to last 24 competitors
Distance RunAllTo medals
Board RelayU9 & U10QualifyingHeats and Semi’s only
Brace Relay U11To medals
Board RescueU12 & U13To medals
IronpersonU11, U12
& U13
QualifyingHeats and Semi’s only

DAY 2 – Sat 21st March ~ Seacliff SLSC

Day 2 is largely made up of individual events with the exception of March Past and the Junior All Age Taplin Relay.

The Junior Taplin Relay is made up of a competitor (any gender) from each age group. The relay starts with U8 and U9 competitors completing wade legs, followed by U10 and U11 completing a board leg and finally U12 and U13 completing swim legs.

Age group leaders will talk to those who have been nominated to participate in the Junior All Age Taplin Replay.

EventAge GroupsTypeDetails
March Past1st event of day
Junior All Age
Taplin Relay
To medals Last event of day
U8/9 Wade – U10/11 Board –
U12/13 Swim.
Beach SprintAllTo medalsThose qualified from day 1
Beach FlagsAllTo medalsThose qualified from day 1
SwimAllTo medals
BoardAllTo medals
IronpersonU11, U12
& U13
To medalsThose qualified from day 1

DAY 3 – Sat 22nd March ~ Seacliff SLSC

Day 3 is made up primarily of team events, the highlight being the Junior All Age Beach Relays.

Each club enters a male and female Junior All Age Beach Relay teams, made up of a competitor from each age group.

Age group leaders will talk to those who have been nominated to participate in the male or female Junior All Age Relay.

EventAge GroupsTypeDetails
All Age
Beach Relay
To medals 1st event of day
1 team per club per gender.
Beach RelayAllTo medals
Surf TeamsU9 – U13To medals
SwimAllTo medals
Cameron AllTo medals
Board RelayU9 to U13To medalsU9 & U10 those qualified
from day 1
Wade RelayU8 – U10To medals

Junior State Champs Dinner / Wrap Up – 22nd March

Once the competition wraps up on the beach why not head back to the Club for a meal and wrap-up of Junior State Champs.

Simple meals are available Sunday night at the Club from 5:30pm with a member discount.

Don’t Miss It!!!

Nipper Breakup / Presentation Day – 4th April

Join us to celebrate and wrap up this year’s season at Presentation Day.

Presentations include junior participation medals; coaches awards; and male and female age group runners up and champions for 2019/20. The male and female SLSSA Nipper of the year nominees will also be announced.

Draft Schedule Includes:

  • 12:00pm – Lunch (Gourmet BBQ or other TBA)
  • 12:45pm – Presentations Start
  • 2:30pm – Traditional Shaving Cream / Whipped Cream Fight

Nipper Teams Day wrap-up

Last Saturday saw the inaugural Brian ‘Ducky’ Donnell Nipper Teams Day in place of our normal training session and what a great day it was!

Feedback to date suggests the day was a success and it will be held again next year and hopefully for many years after that.

Next year we will look to hold the event earlier in season, possibly as part of the Christmas break-up.

It was great to see all the age groups mixing and the care that our older nippers showed for the younger kids was amazing. This event can only assist in our aim of building strong, resilient, and caring adolescents.

It was also great to see the parents of all age groups interacting with each other and getting to know each other, bringing our surf community together.

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