Requests for changes to the Patrol Roster

We have received several emails requesting changes to the patrol roster, such as changes of qualification (SRC to Bronze etc) and changes to patrol groups. If you have any queries about the roster or are someone wishing to be added please email by Wednesday the 1st of Oct as this is when any changes will be finalised and the final roster will be released shortly after.

Thanks for you cooperation and looking forward to a great season ahead!

*please note that only requests or queries sent in written form to the above email address will be taken into consideration*

Semafest 2014 Free Community Event 1st November

Mark it in your diary, Semafest 2014 is on the 1st of November.

Semaphore Surf Life Saving is holding a massive free community event. Gourmet food like Chimmichurri Grill, Phat Buddha Rolls, Delectaballs, Papas Hotdogs, Churroz, Bodris coffee & Cakes, outdoor bar, boutique beers & wine, free carnival rides, free face painting, free come try surf sports, helicopter & jet ski rescue demos, live entertainment & music, Outdoor movie.

The day will be a fantastic family fun day so please share and get all your pals down to the club.

get in a boat

Applying for a Boat License workshop 7pm October 16, 2014

Thursday 16 October 2014

7.00 pm sharp at Glenelg Surf Club
$5 Surf Bronze holders

Please mention your club’s name when booking

$35 General Public
Cash only on the night
Photo ID to be produced eg Drivers licence
Minimum age 16

Bookings by email only to
Reply promptly if interested in attending

These sessions fill fast – limit 30
See following site for handbook and practice questions

For sunsets you'll wish would never end

Minutes from the 2014 AGM now available for download.

If you are wishing to recap the exciting 2014 AGM, please download the document here 

Any questions, comments, errors or omissions,  please contact Dot Moffatt 0407415008

Live Sunday Afternoon Music

Konnected Duo are back! This Sunday 28 September 2014 from 4pm to 7pm Simon Wilson and Allan Sumner will be playing a mixture of original music and covers and the unique sound of their Didjeridoos –  an afternoon of great Aussie music not to be missed!


Support our major sponsor West Beach Community Bank and start up a kids account.

As a Surf Club we should be able to relate to what it means to support our Community. We bank with West Beach Community Bank who are also major Sponsors for our Club and they know exactly what it means to support the community too, but the only way they can continue to put back into the community is if the community support them.
We have a fantastic opportunity to help.
For every dollar that West Beach Community Bank makes in profit they distribute to others who need a helping hand.
So to help us to help them lets get behind them. They have offered us the ability to start up kids accounts and are even throwing in $20 to get the ball rolling.
So heres how it works ,they are coming to support us at our Semafest Community Event on the 1st Nov , simply bring an original birth certificate if under 7, a birth certificate & medicare card for 7 – 12 and a birth certificate, medicare card & parents drivers license for over 12s & thats it…. all sorted.
Its not just the kids they cater for either they offer everyday accounts, home loans, business banking, Insurance, Superannuation, Credit cards all at very competitive rates a FULL SERVICE BANK.
Any Bendigo bank can take your deposits & withdrawals.
Its that simple
So come on lets get behind West Beach Community Bank.
reflections before the carnival

Working Bee 28th September 9am

Surf Season is nearly upon us & we need to spruce up our Club to get it ready.
On Sunday the 28th September we are holding a working bee to do just that.
Starts 9am followed by a BBQ lunch.  lots of hands makes lighter work so please pop down & give a hand.


Bistro Special Friday September 26th

From Aina “The special this Friday:
Choo Chee Prawns served with steamed jasmine rice $23.00”

Make sure you book a table as the weather is heating up and the sunsets are to die for at this time of year.

Thank you BBQ helpers.

From Brad Tunbridge “A big thank you to the following helpers who made the BBQ last Friday a great success.

Skeeter and Roz Simpson
Leanne Larven
Mardi & Chloe Lienert
Steve Weir
Brad & Trudy Tunbridge

In all we raised over $550

Roz & Trudy’s cupcakes were an absolute hit with the kids.”
Well done all for your great contribution.

flag red and yellow

Patrol Roster 2014/15

Dear Member,

Over the past few years, Semaphore SLSC has seen a dramatic decline in the number of patrolling members. This decline has led to a weekly struggle to cover our minimum patrol requirements with Surf Life Saving SA as well as an overworking of a small group of members.

This season we are optimistic that this will change. The Board of Management have backed our decision to follow in the footsteps of many other South Australian clubs and ask that each of our proficient Bronze Medallion holders is rostered onto a patrol.

We understand that being assigned to a rostered patrol has previously been an extensive commitment. This season each patrol will only have a maximum of six rostered patrols which equals to one patrol a month, approximately 20 hours across the season. This is significantly less than last season when each patrol was assigned 10 or 11 rostered dates. We understand that each of us have our own set of commitments outside of the surf club and this is why we are aiming to significantly reduce the level of commitment that being on a rostered patrol incurs.

This season we are lucky to have a strong group of Patrol Captains and Vice Captains who have committed to being an integral part of the changes in the patrol area. We will also be publishing the roster, as well as a number of support documents on our new website so that all members are aware of the changes that are occurring in the patrol area as well as expectations etc.

We look forward to your support in helping to meet our obligation with Surf Life Saving SA as well as keeping our beach safe this summer.

If you have any queries or issues please contact us on


Alex Reid and Georgia Robbins

Semaphore SLSC Club Captain and Vice Club Captain

*Please note the roster will be uploaded on the Patrol Page of the Semaphore SLSC website ASAP (due to a required update we are unable to upload tonight)*