News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates

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...

Conner places top 10 at the state championships!

Connor did it again and placed in the top 10 at the recent state surf lifesaving championships. Way to go mate! A huge congratulations from all of us here at Longy SLSC, we are very proud of you! We can't wait to see you and other nippers in action again next season!...

Fargo the Argo and Longy star in new TV ad

Fargo the ARGO had a playmate down to enjoy an early morning spin at Long Reef on Friday just past! Long Reef Beach was selected as an ideal location for the filming of an upcoming advertisement with Fargo and our own Zac Walker being part of the actual...

End of Season Nippers Session & Party this Saturday 3 March from 2pm

Don't forget to join us for the end of season nippers party this Saturday 3 March. We will start earlier than usual at 2pm. Here's the program: 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Final beach session, swim and games 4:00pm - 5.30pm - Nippers presentation and awards 5:30pm - 7:00pm -...

3rd and final round of Club Champs this Sunday 4 March at 10am

This Sunday the 4th March is the third and final round of Long Reef's fun and famous Club Championships. There are great prizes to be won by the highest point score female (Suunto sports watch) and a lucky door prize to the value $300 for another lucky but not...

Good luck at the states Connor Ward & Cooper Kent!

A shout out to Conner and Cooper who are competing for Long Reef this weekend at Blacksmith's beach. Both boys were very successful at the recent SNB Branch Championship's held in February. Connor won gold in both Under 9 surf swim and 1km beach run. Cooper won silver...

St. Luke’s students help with club redesign

On Wednesday 28 February a group of Year 9 St. Luke's grammar school students visited our club as part of a architecture & design project. Their task is to redesign the club in line with the same brief which we are currently operating on for the planned rebuild....

Introducing: Mitch Francis – Club Secretary

In our series to introduce all members of the Longy management committee, here's Mitch Francis, who as club secretary makes sure that the monthly MC meetings, as well as other formal club meetings, run smoothly (and do not run over time!). Mitch Francis - Club...