News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates

Help “Annie and the Waves” go to print

We have received an e-mail from Louise Lambeth, a fellow surf lifesaver, who has written a children's book to help keep our little ones safe on the beach and in the ocean. Here's what she had to say: "Dear Longreef SLSC, I am an Ocean Beach surf lifesaver who has...

A few miles down the Myall

Words: Zak Harrington Pictures: Chris Dagger In the long reef boaties' latest endeavor, two crews headed up north to the cosy little town of Buladelah. After launching from the boat ramp in the centre of town, the two crews shot ahead of the pack and maintained a...

Pub2Pub marshalling job earns club $1500

On Sunday 26 August, amidst the cold & overcast morning, we had a great turn out of Longy members to help marshal our section of the 2018 Pub2Pub charity race. Thank you to all who popped down and helped out: Peter Kinsey Dave Sams Bruce Gaal Will Hardcastle Stu...

Interested in further surf lifesaving education?

If you're looking to do any of the courses with Northern Beach SLS this season please visit the calendar and let me know the Award you're interested in doing. All courses need to be booked by the Chief Training Officer (CTO). Don't hesitate to get in early as places...

Nipper Registration Information 2018/2019

Gidday all, Winter is almost at an end and it is time to start planning for summer. We have just opened Nippers registration for returning Nippers, previous Nippers and their siblings. If any returning Nippers from last season register before Saturday 8 September than...

2018 Annual General Meeting: Sunday 5 Aug @ 11am

Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Long Reef SLSC will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 5 August 2018 @ 11:00 am. It would be excellent to see a good turn out of Longy members including nippers and cadets parents. A BBQ and refreshments...

Register now for the Longy Annual Dinner

You can now register for the Longy SLSC Annual Dinner through the SLSA portal by clicking here. Please make sure you enter your Full Name followed by Longy Dinner in the Payment Details box, thanks. The details for the dinner this year are as follows: Saturday June 2...

Matt Piper and Longy on the Manly Daily front page

Matt Piper's inspirational story has made it onto the front page of the Manly Daily dated 2 May 2018. This follows an earlier article published in the Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Lifesaving newsletter. To access the Manly Daily story, click here. Congratulations...

Congratulations & annual dinner 2017/2018

Fellow Longy Members I would like to congratulate each and every one of you (and in particular our patrolling members) for contributing to another excellent season at Longy. Although the final numbers are not yet in we provided approximately 5000 hours of beach...

Nippers final session report & photos

Nippers Final Session and Presentation Day - by Mark Smith Yet another superb Longy afternoon! We have been blessed with great weather this season and Saturday the 3rd March was no exception. Great weather and great conditions once again. There was a buzz of...

Long Reef Vets crowned Australian champions!

The Longy Vets (President Peter Kinsey, Treasurer Mal MacCormick, Dave Sams, Rob Pearson and Bruce Gaal, sweep) traveled west to Perth's Scarborough beach to take on the challenge of the 2018 Australian Championships. Our Vets compete in the >260 years combined age...

Matt Piper – Longy radio operator extraordinaire

Another amazing story regarding one of our Longy members, Matt Piper, was published in the March issue of Shore Break, the Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Lifesaving newsletter. This is what it said: "New Long Reef SLSC member Matt Piper is a remarkable man. A single dad...

From near drowning to endurance ocean swimming

Our club is home to some really interesting characters. One of them is Eric Bateman who is a passionate endurance ocean swimmer. Here is his inspiring story ... "Hi. My name is Eric. I’m 45. For the first 42 years of my life I was a land based mammal. I wasn’t taught...

Help please: end of season club clean up

To All Patrolling Members We would like to invite you all to help participate in an end of season club clean up to get everything organised and cleaned for the winter. We would like to do this so that we can identify any equipment that needs replacement or repair and...

Longy’s international influence

At the start of March Hamish Christie one of our patrolling members was selected to represent Surf Life Saving NSW on exchange over in New Zealand. The exchange program saw two candidates from NSW head over to New Zealand to learn the ways the Kiwis patrol, learn some...

Meet Longy’s Newest Patrollers

Last weekend Longy welcomed it's newest patrollers. The group were put to the test with a 'condensed' bronze medallion course (less weeks than normal). Both the trainers and the candidates worked incredibly hard to get a second Longy group through their bronze exam...

Final results of the Longy Club Championships!

After the 3rd hottly contested and very final round of the Club Championships on the weekend, and after having spent several hours collating, double checking and completing the results, it gives us great pleasure (sounds like the Oscars, don't you think?) to announce...

Sunday handicap swim this Sunday 11th of March

Are you disappointed with your result in the Club Champs? Why did the girls get all the glory? Well it's not too late to make an impact in the Sunday Handicap Swim. Remaining dates are... Sunday 11th March 10am Sunday 25th March 10am Sunday 8th April 10am Remember...

Cooper shows his sprinting class at the state championships!

As reported earlier, Cooper Kent and Connor Ward competed at the recent NSW state surf lifesaving championships. Here's Cooper's report: "It was a fun experience to compete in the State Championship this year. I gave it my best and got through 9 heats in the flags...

Introducing: Justin Utteridge – Chief Instructor

Have you ever wondered who that guy with the (very) long hair is? A international movie star maybe? The lead guitarrist of a famous rock band? The organiser of the Burning Man festival in Nevada/USA? Nope, it's our very own Justin Utteridge, Chief Instructor, who...

The 2018 Cliffside Run & Sea Festival

Hello Surf Clubs, Together with the MVSLSC we are organising for the 2nd year a fun run/walk down at Collaroy headland on Sunday 18th March. Its a fund raiser for the charity Gotcha 4 Life - supporting Mens & boys Mental health. With our main ambassador Gus...

Surf boat action shot of the week

This is another shot of our Longy surf boat rowers taken at the recent Pacific Palms comp we reported on previously. This time it's the Lords Open Men's crew being given a little (or not so little!) touch up by Hughie the god of surf! No damage to anything but their...