News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates

New IRB crew and driver course

2 weeks ago we had a very successful day at Long Reef! We now have ... 14 new IRB Crewmen 1 new IRB Driver 4 new IRB Training Officers half way to completing their qualification! and then the Saturday just past another 12 IRB crewman completed their qualifications!...

Longy surf boats clean up at Palmy

Reality is slowly dawning on us but we had an absolute cracker of a Branch Championships at Palm Beach last weekend (9 & 10 Feb 2019)! The program kicked off nice and early with the newly minted Long Reef Sharlies  (a take off of Charlies Angels and as the bow chick...

Longy Club Championships – Sunday 3 March

Club Champs, Sunday 3rd of March, 10am - 12pm. Come along and have some fun with your friends at Longy! Juniors, opens and masters. Events include: Swim, Board, Ski, Long Distance Run, Sprints, Flags For further information, please contact Zak via e-mail...

IRB driver training starting on 10 February

If you are considering to become an IRB driver, now is the time to put up your hand! The next course is about to begin. And for those new to IRBs, crew training will also be available. The pre-requisites to become an IRB driver are shown below. Training will normally...

My Bush to Beach 2019 experience

What an experience! So privileged to be apart of the annual 'Bush to Beach' program, teaching young indigenous children surf safety awareness with surf lifesaving foundations. Having watched these young children, who had never seen the beach before grow and adapt surf...

Apples place 2nd at Australia Day surf boat carnival

(by Rob Pearson) This year's Manly Carnival fell on Australia Day and the Longy boaties tribe greeted the sunrise with the prospect of a great days' racing ahead! Surprisingly there was a little bit of choppy surf to contend with as we all tried to wipe the sleep out...

Swimkids Series Ocean Swim – Sunday 3 February

There are several short distance ocean swims (100m/200m/300m) for Nippers alongside the famous Cole Classic ocean swim down in Manly on Sunday 3 February. For more information and to register, please click here.

Longy young guns shine at Nippers carnival

Congratulations to Siena, Erin, Adelaide and Blake who represented Longy at the ‘Manly Nippers Nats’ carnival on Sunday 19 January! Well done to all four members of Team Longy, but a special commendation to Sienna Dale who came home with the gold in the U12s flags and...

Head Above Water 24 Hour Swimathon

Who is Head Above Water? Head Above Water was started by a group of mates from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who’ve been touched by the negative effects of poor mental health. The rate of suicide on the beaches is significantly high. That, coupled with the national rate...

Roast lamb saves the night!

This year's Longy Christmas Party went down with a bang, literally! A massive storm front moved across the Northern Beaches just as celebrations got under way at the club. It was a great night though!!! The Free Range Butcher lamb on a spit (see photo) was the most...

Cadets in full action!

Here are a few recent photos of the Longy cadets in full Sunday morning action (courtesy of Stuart Munday, Cadets...

Follow our club on social media

For those of you who are on Facebook or Instagram, why not follow the club and its activities through those social media channels? Here's how to find us: ‘Like’ us on Facebook: Long Reef SLSC ‘Follow’ us on Instagram: longreefsls ‘Follow’ our Nippers account on...

Further Bronze/SRC/ART courses in 2019

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...

Santa visits Nippers Christmas party

It’s it a fish, a dolphin, no wait.... it’s Santa! It was a dark and stormy Nippers afternoon, but nothing stops Santa from showing up at Longy! He surprised us by arriving on the IRB just as the Nippers session was finishing up. The U6 girls spotted him first from...

Longy beach runners place top 3

Despite late nights, Christmas parties and sore heads, the results of the Long Reef beach running team of 4 at North Cronulla beach on Saturday 15th December were pretty good. Matt Mooney - 2nd Open male (note: the guy who came first is the current Open 2km World...

New Longy boardies are in!

Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Check out the range of new merchandise at the online Click & Collect shop (click here to access it). We have new boardshorts for Men, Women and Kids, T-shirts, Hawaiian Party Shirts, new Visors and more! Order by 9am...

Nippers Christmas Party this Saturday

Gidday everyone, The first half of Nippers is almost over and to celebrate we will be having the Nippers Christmas Party on Saturday 15 December. There will be face painting, a jumping castle and possibly even a visit from Santa. Nippers starts at 3pm as usual. The...

Can you patrol on Christmas Day?

Hi All As mentioned last week, I have put a call out to all that can help out on Patrol on Christmas Day as there is no Patrol rostered and it is 100% voluntary. I would like to say a massive thank you to those that have already volunteered with the 9am-1pm slot...

Sharlies Angels flying high!

Our youngest surf boat crew, the Sharlies Angels, made quite an impression at the recent Longy Surf Boat Carnival (Saturday 1 December). Not only was this their first ever competition, they also managed to stay within reach of the more experienced crews, smashing...

Next Bronze/SRC training course starts on 19 January

The next Bronze/SRC training course will start with the proficiency swim on 19 January 2019, followed by an 8-week theoretical & practical training from 23 January. Quite a few candidates have already enrolled, but there are still a few spots left. If you are...

Details of 2018 Long Reef SLSC Christmas Party

Hey All As mentioned in a previous e-mail the 2018 Long Reef SLSC Christmas Party will be held on the 15th of December 2018. It would be fantastic to see you all there for what I'm sure will be a fun night filled with live music, a spit lamb roast with condiments, the...

Send us your best photos

Submit your best photos to Patrick (marketingvp@longreef.com) and have them published on the website and sent out via the newsletter. Please send them as a landscape format and in high resolution. We will run a competition to find the best photo of the season. Good...