News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates

Round 1 Club Championships Update

On Sunday the 17th December 2017 under very decent conditions we had a great turnout with 27 starters for Round 1 of the Long Reef Club Championships. Those who had not yet left for their summer holidays were not disappointed with the warm and inviting 1-2 foot surf....

So now you have your Bronze Medallion, what next?

There are many Awards you can do. These Awards will make you a more rounded Surf Life Saver plus provide you with very useful life skills that you may unexpectedly need to call on at home, the Office, at, School on holidays, etc. Advanced Resuscitation Techniques...

Merchandise January Clearance Sale

Grab a Longy bargain! The uniform shop will be open from 2 pm till 5.30 pm on Saturday 13th and 20th January; and 4.30 pm till 5.30 pm on Saturday 27th January. Check out some of the sale stock below @ $5 each or 3 for $10 Boys Racers (plenty of stock age 6 to 14)...

The Longy Sunday Surf Race Rules, Results and Handicaps after 4 Rounds

The Handicap Surf Race is a great, fun, Longy club tradition. So if you are eligible, we hope to see you at the next one. Participants: All current and Active financial members of Long Reef SLSC with SRC, Bronze Medallion or has met the Pre-requirement swim for either...

Do I need a Working with Children Check (WWC)?

Surf Life Saving Clubs, as organisations that involve children, have a strong interest in keeping children safe. As such Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW) has developed a number of procedures and resources which complement the Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA)...

Merry Christmas from Longy SLSC

Wishing you and your family a safe and festive holiday season. See you on the beach! (Photo: Longy Nippers having fun at the beach, courtesy of Sam Macdougall)

Longy in the 60s – The 1964 Australian Championships

Following our recent article on Alan Chinner recounted by our treasurer Mal MacCormick, here's another blast from the past brought to us by Tony Frost, one of our Long Serving members, who witnessed the eventful visit of the Bundaberg SLSC during the 1964 Australian...

“Fargo the Argo” Wins Nippers ATV Naming Competition

The Nippers ATV naming competition proved to be a great success with many very creative entries. All names were put to the vote during the Nippers Xmas party. There could only be one winner, but in the end everybody walked away with a fabulous prize. The winning name...

Epic First Round of Longy Club Championships

On Sunday 17 December the first round of the Longy club championships was held in perfect conditions. Competition was fierce, spirits high and everybody, even the more ambitious, had lots of fun. All in all it was an epic first championship round. The girls were...

Santa Visits Longy Nippers Christmas Party

The sun was shining and the waves were rolling in at the Nippers Annual Christmas Party on Saturday 9th of December.  The Long Reef SLSC had an action packed afternoon ready and waiting for the 420 nipper kids that were buzzing with pre-Christmas excitement. With the...

Christmas Day Patrol

Dear Long Reef Patrollers, As we all know Christmas is fast approaching and I'm sure that you are all excited. We, however, still need to keep our great beach safe for the day. As there are no Patrols rostered on 25 December, I am calling on our Active members to...

Young Alex Joins Longy SLSC in Memory of his Granddad Alan Chinner

There's a beautiful epilogue to the news post "Longy in the 60s - Alan Chinner" published last week (to read the original article again, click here). At this year's new nippers registration day we were approached by Nico Deloux, a Frenchman married to his Australian...

Meeting with the Mayor Leads to Immediate Action

A meeting at Longy with the Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan and the Deputy GM Ben Taylor on Monday this week proved to be very fruitful. Our club was represented by Peter Kinsey (President), Rob Pearson (VP Building) and Ross Jenkins (VP Community &...

Longy Club Championship Dates Announced

The club championship dates for the 2017/18 season have been finalised. They are Dec 17th, Feb 18th, Mar 4th. The events include swim, run, paddle board, surf ski and flags and will be run in different age and experience categories. All Bronze Medallion holders and...

Dolphins @ Longy!

Did you say a pod of 50 dolphins?! There's a 9-year-old nipper out there who's not going to forget what he experienced last weekend anytime soon! One of our young Shore school patrollers took him out on a paddle board to be with a pod of around 50 dolphins just off...

Longy in the 60s – Alan Chinner

Alan Chinner joined Long Reef and did his Bronze in 1963. Bronze training centred around the reel and belt and mouth to mouth. Cardiac massage was still not on the training horizon. Other rescue equipment included the surf boat. In the surf boat there was a bow box...

Longy Surfboat Training & Development Series

The new Surfboat Training and Development Series has been created by Rob Pearson, Rick Millar, Michael King and Russell Lamb to provide an opportunity for our rowers to gain skills and experience in a supportive and fun environment. The events will allow competitors...

Longy Christmas Party – 9 December

Join us @ this year's Longy Christmas Party from 6.30pm on Saturday 9th December right after the Nippers Christmas Party. All registered members and Nipper parents are most welcome! There will be a live band for the big kids! Plus mountains of food and ample...

Latest Nippers Update

Here's the latest Nippers update: the Nippers Christmas party is on the 9th of December, for all the details click here there will be no uniform/merchandise shop that day due to the party preparations the last Nippers session for 2017 will be on Saturday 8th of...

New ATV Naming Competition

Our brand new All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) needs a name! So if you are a nipper, please ask your mum or dad to submit your suggestion, including your name, age and nipper category via e-mail (vice.president1@longreef.com). It will then be voted on during the Nippers...

Last Chance: Bronze, ARTC and IRB Proficiencies

There are only two more opportunities for you to complete your Bronze and ARTC proficiencies on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 10 December. For more information and to book your spot, click here. Also, there will be two more IRB proficiency sessions on Saturday 25...

Congratulations New Longy Bronzies & SRCs

Following their 8-week training, 30 new Bronzies and 15 new SRCs (the junior version of the Bronze Medallion for < 15 year-olds) successfully completed their final assessment at Longy beach on Saturday. The final exam consisted of a dry part (focus on CPR and...

Longy Boaties Row to Newport Carnival and Back!

Wow, our Longy boaties are on fire! Here's Matt Russel-Jones' report from the weekend's action up in Newport: "The Longy boaties started the weekend with the Newport rowing carnival at Newport beach. We entered three crews: The Vets, Lords and the Apples. To start off...

Nippers Christmas Party – Saturday 9 December

Ho ho ho! Join us for this year's Nippers Christmas Party on Saturday 9th December from 2.50pm till 6.15pm. We will start with a fun and compact nippers session on the beach, followed by a special visitor all the way from the North Pole. He promises goodies for the...

Longy Christmas Party – Save the date! 9/12/17

Everyone in the long reef community is invited to attend our christmas party/ end of year celebration. Once again the party will be held after the final session of nippers for 2017, Saturday the 9th of December. There will be nippers festivities directly after usual...