Seniors States Day 1, 2 and 3 and Masters Boats Information

After reviewing entries for Senior States Day 1, the Youth Cameron heats will not be run this weekend.
All those entered this weekend have automatically qualified for the Cameron finals that will be run on day 3 of States as per program.
** No further entries will be taken for this event ( Please note: Youth Male may need to run a semi on Day 3 pending conditions at Moana).
Day 2 & 3 programs will be released in the coming days.

We have reviewed the officials quota for Senior States Day 1, due to only running two water Arenas & No sprints or flags for this event.
Clubs who required 2- 4 officials have dropped by 1, clubs who required 5+ officials has dropped by 2. Updated requirements can be found in the attached circular.


  • As per previous seasons – we do not allow entries on the day for championship events. If you have any entrants you would like to entered that is not on your ems, you need to notify State Centre prior to noon the working day before the carnival.
    This is so eligibility requirements can be checked for both Juniors & Seniors. You will still be able to change entries for competitors already entered into the carnival on the day ( Administration fees apply).
  • As per previous seasons – Clubs can only nominate One team for the All Age Beach Relay

Master Surf Boats @ South Port

  • Please see attached note from South Port SLSC regarding festivities down at the club

8:30am carnival committee meeting

8:40am team managers meeting

8:50am marshal for first race

9:00am gun


For categories with 6 or less crews there will be three rounds of round robin and for categories with 7+ there will be three rounds and a final

C16091 Senior Day 1 & Junior Quals Final (1)

Masters Boats States South Port (1)


Senior States Day 2 & 3 @ Moana

  • Moana Surf Club is open for meals on Friday prior to states from 6pm. The club serves a variety of “pub style” meals at $15 and under. They will also be putting on some specials for Senior States competitors. Bookings are essential to Karen on 0439 081 258
  • The club is also considering opening for meals on the Saturday evening, although this is down to interest. For any competitors staying at the campsite, this might be ideal for you. If you are interested in a group booking, please contact Karen.
  • Moana Beach Tourist Park has some great deals on for the weekend, book in quick as spaces are going fast! Contact Barry on 8327 0677

Masters Circular including latest corrections and additions.

Please note the correction to the Masters Circular below (and updated circular attached):

The Masters Surf Boat State Championships will be held at South Port, not Aldinga. In addition please find attached a notice from South Port for after the carnival.

Please familiarise yourself with the current SLSA policy 5.9 – Masters Competition Policy

In addition we will send out the full event list on Monday.

Any questions please contact Abbey or I.

download these for more information.
Masters competition policy

masters states boatsSouth Port

Masters States Nominations

Have a great weekend.

Aaron Tannahill
(Acting) Surf Sports Manager
Surf Life Saving SA

ph: 08-8354 6900 | office direct ph: 08-8354 6914 | mob: 0434 516 284

Circular regarding Nominations for Junior Quals, Senior States Day 1 and Senior R & R Champs

Nominations are now sought from clubs for the following championship events:
2017 Junior State Championship Qualifying Carnival (Glenelg February 25th)
2017 Senior States Day 1 (Glenelg February 26th)
2017 Senior R&R State Championships (Glenelg February 26th)

Click on the Link for further info.

Junior Qualifying and Senior States Day 1 Info

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships 2017 Board Riding Competition Circular

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships 2017 – Board Riding competition will be held from Monday 27th March to Friday 31st March 2017.

All competitors and team managers are encouraged to read the attached circular, which contains important information about this event. Click on the link below.

Circular 46 16-17 Aussies Board Riding Competition 2017

semaphore logo top

Seniors Weekly Report

Robe carnival

The Robe carnival on Feb 11&12 is almost upon us . For those staying at Tarooki you should have received an invoice for accommodation . As you may have noticed Tarooki has revised it’s nightly  rate to $28/head. Could you please have this paid beforehand if possible. We have put the word out to other clubs that we still have quite a few beds available so please make these people welcome. I suggest byo bbq or take away for Friday night and for Saturday night a meal at the Robe hotel. For any people not staying at Tarooki you are of course welcome to join us for the bbq and Saturday night at the hotel.  Please let me know about Saturday night asap so I can book.

Also get your entry into Kerry Schulz by Monday 6th of Feb.  Use Senior competition facebook page or email


Senior club champs

Senior club champs will be held on Saturday 18th Feb starting at 9am. Senior club champs includes all age groups from U14s to Masters and Open.

Events will include;






Beach sprint

1 km rowing ergo

There is no need to pre enter for the champs just turn up and be ready to start at 9.


Masters surf sports training

Trent Bampton will be running masters training sessions on Friday afternoons starting on Friday 3rd Feb at 5.30. These sessions will include board,ski and swim. No experience is necessary.


Craig Lienert,   Senior competition officer.

Seniors Weekly report

Robe Carnival:

The senior group has Tarooki Campsite booked for the Robe carnival on the 11th and 12th of February.  Taroorki is a 72 bed bunkhouse comprising of 7 bunk rooms and 4 double ensuite rooms (single beds). It also has a professional kitchen,  cool  room and hall. Cost is $27/person/night. Any club members are welcome to join the senior comp group for a great weekend away. Please see Craig Lienert to secure your spot or email to .


State team selection:

Two of our competitors have been selected to represent the state at the Interstate Championships on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Congratulations to Nic Schulz and Connor Tunbridge who will be proudly wearing the Semaphore cap in Queensland from January 20. The Senior comp group is very proud of you both as I’m sure the whole club is. We know you will perform at your very best and represent your club and state to the best of your ability. Good luck from all of us.


New Boat captain:

With the recent resignation of Aaron Low as boat captain Steve Simms has stepped up to fill the role for the remainder of the season. Aaron has also stepped down as club sweep. Marty Davidson will be sweeping at carnivals with Paul Johnstone assisting with training duties.

Steve (Simsy) Simms has called a meeting for all crews and individuals to discuss the way ahead for the remainder of the season. The meeting will be on Saturday 14th Jan at 4.00 pm at the club. Please attend if you can.

I would also like to thank Aaron for his incredible efforts over the past few years. Your drive and passion will be missed.


Middleton Carnival:

Middleton beach really turned it on last Sunday with surf in the 2 to 3 foot range on the sets. We had a strong contingent of male competitors in all age groups bar masters and  one  female competitor. It would be great to see some more girls competing at the next carnival. Having said that the U23 woman boat crew performed very well in strong surf conditions with new sweep Marty D. The girls secured 3rd at the completion of 5 tough races. Great effort girls, I really think you are in contention for a medal at states.

Many thanks to our officials and water cover who attended. Without these people we would not be unable to compete or the carnival be held.


Upcoming events:

8@8 Ski racing 14th January at Brighton (8am) see Ocean paddling facebook page

West beach pink and blue swim 21 January

Champ lifesaver/Champ patrol 4th February Southport


Craig Lienert   senior competition officer.


semaphore logo top

State Selection

Most of you would have already seen Surf Lifesaving SA’s post but for those of you who missed it congratulations to our local members who who have been selected to represent our Club at State level.


2016/17 State Development team (U/15)

Connor Tunbridge


2016/17 SLSSA Interstates State Team (Youth)

Nic Schulz


Well done on achieving such success for yourselves and our Club.  We are proud!

Seniors Weekly Report

Senior Carnival 1 Aldinga Bay.

Senior Carnival 1 will now be held at Aldinga Bay SLSC. The carnival was to be held at Moana but due to winter storms more than 1.5 metres of sand has been eroded from the beach exposing many rocks.

Trailer loading will be after nipper training on Saturday. Please be there to load you own craft or arrange someone to load for you. The trailer will be leaving the club once loading is complete. Plan to arrive at Aldinga BEFORE 8am as it can take more than an hour to get there from the club. All beach events will be held at Seacliff on Friday 25th Nov. starting at 5.30pm. I would advise getting to Seacliff by 4.30pm.

Officials Beach Flags training.

The Officials Panel is organising an information / training session on beach flags for officials who are interested in learning more about officiating and the rules in regards to this event. This session will be held at Somerton SLSC on Thursday 8th December 2016 from 6.00pm.

If you require further information on this session you can contact Richard Crowe on 0407 021 552. If attending please email

Semaphore’s Female Boaties do Club proud at ASRL-SA Navy Series 1

Congratulations to the Semaphore boaties U/23 women’s team who competed at the ASRL-SA Navy Series 1 today.

In cold, windy and rainy conditions at Victor Harbour this morning, with a side current sweeping through on top, the women managed placings of 1st, 2nd and 2nd.

A great effort!

fb_img_1479030872786 fb_img_1479030868341fb_img_1479030886414 fb_img_1479030890681 fb_img_1479030894805

Senior Carnival 1 Fast Approaching

Another reminder that the Senior Carnival 1 will be held Sunday 27th November at Moana SLSC.  Nominations for this carnival need to be in to Kerry Schulz ( by Tuesday 22nd November so Kerry has time to enter then into the system by close of nominations.


Events to be held:

U17-Open- Swim, Board, Ski, Sprints, Flags, Iron Person and Taplin

14/15s- Swim, Board, Sprints, Flags, Iron

Masters- Flags, Sprints, Swim, Board and Ski

Flags and Sprints for all age groups will be run Friday November 26th at Seacliff. Program to follow.


This is the first time specific Masters events have been held at a regular carnival like this, so it would be great to see our budding masters give some events a shot, to gain some experience for Masters State titles later in the season.


Trailer loading for this event will take place on Saturday 26th November directly after nippers.


For more information click on this link senior-carnival-one-information or contact Craig Lienert.


A reminder that Competition Levies now need to be paid. This can be done over the bar any time the bar is open.