News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates

Reminder: proficiencies

This message contains important information that you need to action: Bronze Medallion (BM), Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and E-Learning Module Proficiencies and completion of the e-learning module are mandatory for all patrolling members and must be completed by 31st...

Cadets enjoy perfect morning

Last Sunday morning, our Cadets enjoyed perfect conditions for some board training. Small waves, no wind, warm sunshine, crystal clear water. It does not get much better than that. Plus they are a great bunch of youngsters. Thanks Stuart & Craig for running such an...

New IRB crew and drivers

Last weekend four new IRB crew and four new IRB drivers successfully passed their exam at Longy beach. Congratulations to Andy, Sarah, Luke and Matt (crew), as well as Stuart, Bernard, Greg and Patrick (driver). To round things off, Hamish and Hadzi got their IRB...

Look who just got married

Our very own Matt Russell-Jones and his beautiful wife Sarah. The ceremony was held in the Snowy Mountains two weekends ago. Congratulations Matt & Sarah!

It will only take 30 seconds …

... for you to complete your electronic member protection declaration form! A condition of club membership this season is for all club members aged 18 years and over to complete an electronic member protection declaration & screening form.  The form is very easy to...

Young boaties shine at carnival

The Under 23 ‘Lords’ were Long Reef’s only boat crew entered for last Saturday’s (3 Nov) boat carnival at Bilgola. The young blokes trained hard over the winter with weights and hills, so it was going to be interesting to see how they faired. The conditions were very...

Meditation for Men

My name is Jason Partington, and I am a local to the Northern Beaches (currently live in Avalon Beach), and I am the founder of the newly launched 'Meditation for Men' - 30 day life skills course for men. The course has been put together in response to the...

Say hi to this year’s Longy Cadets

Our first week for our Longy Cadets was fantastic! Unfortunately the beach was closed due to massive surf, however the soccer ball was our best friend, and doubled as a dodge ball too. The closed beach also allowed the 40 Cadets that were there to introduce...

IRB training action in testing conditions!

Sunday morning's IRB crew & driver training pushed the candidates to their limits. The combination of large waves and a howling southerly turned boats into kites and provided what witnesses described as the perfect washing machine scenario. Despite that, the crews...

Gracie and Andy have the moves!

What do you do if Longy beach is closed and you have a 4-hour patrol ahead of you locked away in a little hut? Well, no issue at all for patrol 7's very own Gracie and Andy, who decided to set up their boom box in the middle of the deserted beach and entertain...

Training fun @ wild Collaroy ocean pool

Sunday proved to be a bit of a challenge for all involved in training SRC and Bronze this weekend. The beach at Longy was closed so we decided to send all candidates up and over the headland to Fisherman’s beach. Of course, when we arrived there, the conditions were...

The smiles say it all …

How good was the the start of our 2018/2019 Longy nippers season?! Here are some great photos taken by Danielle Firholz. One parent said she hadn't seen her kids with such big smiles and filled with joy and discovery in a while. Here's to many more fun-filled...

New Longy ‘Click & Collect’ merchandise shop now online!

EXCITING NEWS! No more queuing up for merchandise! The Longy 'Click & Collect' merchandise shop is now live and online. Click here to check it out. Simply purchase your items online by 5pm on a Friday and your order will be ready to pick up between 2.00 - 2.30pm on...

Have you submitted your comments yet?

Hi again Longy members! A big thank you to all our members who have already submitted their comments on the proposed design of our new club house. For those of you who have not yet had the chance, the deadline is 11 November. Your contribution is incredibly...

Mysterious object lands in Longy courtyard!

Strange things are happening at Longy. With only a couple days to go before the start of Nippers, what looks like some sort of flying saucer has landed in our club's courtyard. Investigations are underway to identify this mysterious object. Is it a hovercraft? Or...

New member protection information officers

This season, Surf Life Saving Australia has introduced a new & comprehensive policy concerning child and young person protection within surf lifesaving.  All of us at Longy want to ensure that all our younger members including our nippers and cadets can enjoy the club...

The story of Chris and the IRB motor trolley

This is the story of one of our new members of the Longy Management Committee (MC), Chris Diggins, who holds the very important role of Facility Manager, which basically means that he takes care of the club as well as its contents. A few weeks ago, during a monthly MC...

Meet Ben “The Free Range Butcher”

The Free Range Butcher supplies organic, and naturally grown grass fed meat, direct from farm to your door. We are a family business which has been based on the Northern Beaches for 10 years and we are really happy to continue our community-based projects by helping...

A special tribute to Rick Miller

Longy boaties have been out and about in the long afternoon sun these past weeks, training hard for the season ahead. Sunday 7 October saw Longy take a boat up to Avalon SLSC in tribute to the passing of Rick Miller, a great Avalon sweep. Rick was a long time friend...

IRB training kicks off & new IRB christened

IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) training kicked off on Sunday 14 October with 2 new crewmen and 3 new drivers. Some of the older IRB's in the Long Reef fleet are currently under repair, so it was time to christen the brand new Thundercat IRB. So our new candidates had...

New outside bench thanks to the best tradies ever!

Phil Watson, James Burney and Chris Lock. The beach was closed two Sundays ago, so these fellas got straight on the tools and removed, sanded and refitted the wooden benches in the courtyard. Love your work guys! Chris Diggins, Facility Manager, Long Reef SLSC,...

Proficiencies and E-learning modules 2018/2019

This message contains important information that you need to action: Bronze Medallion (BM), Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), IRB Driver/Crew Proficiencies and E-Learning Module Proficiencies and completion of the e-learning module are mandatory for all patrolling...

Longy supports Lyn Dawson walk with sausage sizzle

On Sunday 30 September, Long Reef SLSC contributed to the Lyn Dawson memorial walk with a delicious sausage sizzle. Hundreds of walkers, plus a few TV crews, gathered at the club house, before walking up to the headland for the memorial service, then down to...

Sam and Nina nominated 2018 NSW Volunteers of the Year

Our very own Sam Dransfield and Nina Kovach were recently nominated 2018 NSW Volunteers of the Year by Surf Lifesaving Northern Beaches. How good is that?! Here's a bit more information on these truely inspiring individuals. Why not have a chat to them next time...

Have your say! Longy club house renewal project

Great news! The Northern Beaches Council has launched the formal community engagement process for the Long Reef SLSC club house renewal project. Have your say by submitting your comments on-line now! A quick note of thanks to the 70 plus members who attended the...