Rowing training

For those interested in rowing next season, Aaron will be running some training over winter concentrating on strength for the experienced, and learning/technique for any beginners.

If there are enough rowers the boats(s) will be taken down to the lake to get some flat water training.

Training will start with Friday sessions from 5pm to 6pm.

Please contact Aaron 0400 326 660, for any new persons interested or if you can’t make that time.

Winter menu and Parmi and Pint night!

Semaphore is launching its Winter Menu this Thursday; come down for a warm hearty meal.  View the Winter Menu here http://semaphoreslsc.com.au/functions/2019-bistro-menu/

Along with the new winter menu, take advantage of our new winter offer:

This week’s opening hours

Remember members enjoy 10% discount on meals and drinks. Meals available from 6pm on Thursday and Friday nights.

Please call 8449 8088 to book a table.

Members Draw
Members Draw is up to a whopping $800! Member must be present to win. If no winner, we choose a spinner! Draw at 7:15pm but why not come a bit earlier and stay for a meal?

Patrol and Club Volunteer BBQ
A reminder about the patrol and club volunteer thank you BBQ (for those who RSVP’d they will be attending) Sunday 12:30pm – 3pm. First drink free then discounted drinks.

Working bee – Sunday 2nd May (10am to 12pm)
The club is having a working bee this Sunday to clean-up the boat shed and training room in preparation of winter.  Please come give us a hand if you have time.

Thursday 29th April – Parmi and Pint night ($20)
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
7:15pm – Members Draw
Friday 30th April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 1st May
Open from 4pm (Private Function Upstairs from 6:30pm)
Sunday 2nd May
Club volunteer lunch from 12-4pm and then the bar is open to the public from 4-8pm.

This week’s specials and opening hours

Chef’s specials this week:

Lamb Shank with mash – $24
Thai Chicken Curry with basmati rice – $23
Penne Carbonara (bacon, mushroom and garlic in a creamy sauce) – $19

Remember members enjoy 10% discount on meals and drinks. Meals available from 6pm on Thursday and Friday nights.

Please call 8449 8088 to book a table.

Members Draw
Members Draw this Thursday night! $750 Jackpot – member must be present to win. If no winner, we choose a spinner! Draw at 7:15pm but why not come a bit earlier and stay for a meal?

Patrol and Club Volunteer BBQ
Could all those invited please respond via the Survey Monkey link that was sent to you via email by 27th April so we can arrange catering. Thanks

Thursday 22nd April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
7:15pm – Members Draw
Friday 23rd April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 24th April
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm
Sunday 25th April
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm
Monday 26th April
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm

Aussies 2021 Youth Competition

With face masks on, our youth team headed to the Sunshine Coast to contest the 2021 Aussies and boy, did our kids give it a red-hot crack. We arrived a couple of days prior to the competition start to allow the crew to acclimatise to the conditions. Semaphore fielded two youth teams, comprising males and females from five SA surf clubs: Semaphore (Amy Buck, Lilija Zampatti, Erin Dixon, Tyler Richards, Luc Lindsay), Southport (Zalika Cederblad, Tillie Zeitz), Henley (Emerson Simone), Port Noarlunga (Zalii Reid) and Glenelg (Lachlan Larven).

Day 1, Friday, was individual events. Girls started with the Iron Person with Amy making it through to the quarter finals. Then to Boards, with Zalii catching a wave from out-the-back to take her into the Final.  All our girls made it through the first round of the swim, with Zalii again making the Final.

The boys performed well in the Iron with Luc, Tyler and Lachie all making it through to the QF. Luc then progressed to the Final where he achieved an exceptional 10th place. Next up was the boards, with all boys making the QFs and just missing out on the finals. Hotly contested swim heats saw Luc and Tyler through to the Final with both boys in good position until the final wave zone!

Day 2 commenced with a couple of great efforts in the 2 x 1 km beach run at Mooloolaba: a spectacular silver medal to Tyler and Emerson, and 7th place to Lilija and Zalika. It was then back to Maroochydore for teams day. The girls fought hard through the board relay, Cameron, swim teams and board rescue. The swim team of Amy, Lilija, Zalii and Zalika finished the day on the big stage coming 8th overall in the Final! As a team, the boys also progressed through the board relay, Cameron and swim teams heats, but could not quite carry the momentum through to the finals.

Day 3 (yes, we too were getting tired by this stage) saw Lilija represent Semaphore and SA in the U15 girls Champion Lifesaver event, finishing in a commendable 4th place. Four of our girls and three of our boys also took part in the 2 km ocean swim, with Amy and Erin, finishing 21st and 30th, respectively, in the U15 and U14 age groups, and Luc and Tyler 5th and 24th, respectively, in the U15s and Lachie 17th in the U14s.

A big shout-out to our travelling party of officials, coaches, craft carriers, parents, and competitors – thanks to all. This was the first Aussies for all these kids, and they did themselves and their clubs proud – they all exhibited terrific sportsmanship. It was also wonderful to see kids, parents and supporters’ bond together across five SA clubs to give the kids an opportunity to compete. As parents, we were super proud to be part of it (CB, OR and BZ).

A FOSSLS Christmas

April 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

The christmas gathering of our ‘Former Old Semaphore Surf Life Savers’

Aussies

April 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Australian Surf Life Saving Titles will be held on the Sunshine Coast from April 16th 2021 to April 24th 2021

Bar and bistro opening hours

Chef’s specials this week:

Penne putanesca – chilli, garlic, salami and capers in a napoli sauce  – $19
Baked barramundi with garlic butter served with salad and jacket potato – $23
Grilled chicken breast with bacon, avocado, hollandaise sauce served with salad and a jacket potato – $24
Lamb shank and mash – $24

Remember members enjoy 10% discount on meals and drinks. Meals available from 6pm on Thursday and Friday nights.

Please call 8449 8088 to book a table.

Members Draw
Members Draw this Thursday night! $700 Jackpot – member must be present to win. If no winner, we choose a spinner! Draw at 7:15pm but why not come a bit earlier and stay for a meal?

Thursday 15th April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
7:15pm – Members Draw
Friday 16th April
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 17th April
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm
Sunday 18th April
Bar open from 4pm to 8pm

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