Surf and Mal Camp

Nick Penny has received confirmation from Chiton Rocks. The camp will be on the 4th and 5th of July and will cost $22 per night per person as well as a $100 cleaning fee paid as a group. Will be first in best dressed. If interested contact Nick Penny on 0423 757 900

City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Event

Yesterday Semaphore SLSC sent a number of members down to the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Welcome Home/ 150th Birthday Event. We had an IRB and two Bronzies on the barge as well as the SLSSA Jet boat. A big thank you to all those who volunteered their time to help out:
Sean Kenny, Trent Bampton, Celeste McGregor, Ryan Sullivan, Glen Turner, Donna Giannetta, Georgia Robbins, Ben Mahney, Sam Brown, Nick Penny, Neil Bisset, John Taylor and Deb and Richard Martin. These members earnt a nice donation for the club and some even got an exclusive look inside the clipper!








Surfing and Mal Camp in July

Nick Penny is receiving the camp confirmation from Chiton Rocks on Monday. Surfing and mal surf camp is on the Friday and Saturday first weekend in July. All are welcome but first in best dressed. 22 dollars per person per night plus a 100 dollar cleaning fee which will be divided
between everyone. Lock it in your calendars. Contact Nick Penny for more info

Semaphore Constitution

Attached is a copy of the new, edited Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Constitution


Semaphore Club Constitution with new membership categories (model template) changes made 16 May

Winter Senior Training Times

No rest for the wicked!  It is time for the Seniors and Masters to begin their winter fitness campaign!

At this stage the focus is on ski training and swimming.  Please see the below program for days and times for training along with who can participate.

Please note that there is a small cost to participate in the Semaphore Surf Squad’s swimming session ($4).

Hi-vis must be worn (no exceptions) for all ocean and lake training.

If it is decided that a ski session will be held on the lake please make yourself available to assist with loading/unloading the trailer.

This program will be amended with additional sessions for other disciplines added in from June onwards. Please keep checking this page to ensure you remain aware of all training on offer.


the IRB square

Volunteers needed for City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Event

Looking for volunteers to help out this Saturday at an event for the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship in Port Adelaide. Needing people to be both in an IRB and on the shore. 10pm-5pm, hoping if we get enough volunteers we can do shifts rather than keeping the same people on all day. Please contact Georgia on 0408841160 or Neil on 0417478512 for more info or if you can help out for a few hours.

Cocktail Party and AGM Dates 2014

We are happy to announce the dates for the 2014 Presidents Cocktail Party and the 2014 Annual General Meeting.

The Cocktail Party will be held on Saturday the 12th of July.

The Annual General Meeting will be held the following afternoon on Sunday the 13th of July.

More details regarding times, venues etc will be released soon so keep checking our new website!

We are looking forward to what will be a memorable weekend for the Semaphore SLSC!

Pool Rescue Championships 2014

The 2014 Pool Rescue State Championships are to be conducted over two consecutive Sunday’s this year:
• Sunday 15th June –  approx 1:00-4.30pm
• Sunday 22nd June – approx 9:00am-3:00pm
Both sessions are to held at the State Aquatic Centre, Morphett Rd Oaklands Park.
This event is open for competitors from U12 right through to Masters (age as for the 2013/14 season).
We are now seeking expressions of interest for this event. Can you please let Karin Humphrey (0403221592 / know by Wednesday 21st May if you are keen to compete.
Please refer to the below link for further information including the list of events.
Please ensure that if you let us know you want to compete that you are committed to this event. This will make it a great deal easier when organising teams.
Once we have numbers confirmed training sessions will be organised to demonstrate/practice events.

All on the beach

IRB Carnival Report

Just when you thought the Surf Season was finished a few hearty soles (11 of us) ventured down to Somerton for the 1st IRB Carnival (4 in total this year plus States) on Sunday 4th May. Some very good results overall fielding teams in the Opens , Masters & Females in near perfect conditions.  Highlight of the day being Nick Penny (Driver) & Ben Mahney (Crew) coming first in their heat of the Mass Rescue.
Tube Rescue :
Masters : Too cold for them !!!!
Opens : Driver – Ryan Sullivan , Crew – Ben Mahney , Patient – Nick Penny
The boys got off to a flyer with and finished a healthy 3rd in the heat , and 5th in the final.
Mass Rescue :
Masters : Driver – Neil Bisset , Crew – Mick Kenny , Patients – Sean Kenny & Bec Franklin
Gee if you want to see some fantastic sprinting off the beach start line, check our Neil & Micks’s running style !!!!! , the boys managed to finished 4th in their heat and 5th in the final
Opens : Driver – Nick Penny , Crew – Ben Mahney , Patient – Sean Kenny & Bec Franklin
What a start , the boys finished 1st in their heat , but due to an over zealous official, got picked up on a technicality and was D.Q.’d , watch this space as the they will be a force to be reckoned with.
Team Rescue :
Opens : Drivers – Ben Mahney & Mick Kenny , Crews – Sean Kenny & Nick Penny , Patients – Trent Bampton & Bec Franklin
The teams tried very hard but again got pinged on another technicality and was subsequently DQ’s  , BUT as least Trent Bampton ended up in the ocean as a patient !!!!
Straight Single Rescue :
Masters : Driver – Neil Bisset , Crew – Mick Kenny , Patient – Bec Franklin
Unfortunately we missed getting the patient to the start line in time before the start and so were DQ’d , pity as we were HOT FAVOURITES for this event !!!!!
Opens : Driver – Nick Penny , Crew – Ben Mahney , Patient – Bec Frankin
Reckon the boys got 4th in their heat and 5th in the final.
Females : Driver – Bec Franklin , Crew – Sean Kenny , Patient – Trent Bampton
Our first ever female IRB Driver in competition , great stuff Bec  , finished 4th in the heat.
With Dot Moffat as our Official on the beach , Georgia Kenny as the team manager , Ailsa & Carmel as the catering officers we all had a great day ,NEXT CARNIVAL PORT NOARLUNGA , SUNDAY 18th MAY why not come down to support or better still take part !!!!
P.S. Terry Purdie , your left over chocolate donuts and pastries were fantastic along with Ailsa’s hot pumpkin soup.

Boat License Course

Thursday 29 May 2014
7.00 pm sharp at Glenelg Surf Club
$5 Surf Bronze holders
$35 General Public
Cash only on the night
Photo ID to be produced eg Drivers licence
Minimum age 16
Priority will be given to Surf Bronze holders
Please mention your club’s name when booking
Bookings by email only to
Reply promptly if interested in attending
These sessions fill fast

See following site for handbook and practice questions