News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates

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...

Boaties back in action

Things are hotting up on the Longy boatie front! As already shared with you, 14 Longy members enjoyed rowing on the Myall River and Myall Lakes last weekend as part of the Australian River Rowers Union event. The water on the river was sensational! Last weekend there...

Training news – Bronze, SRC, IRB and other

Bronze and SRC training kicked off on 26 September. We have 16 Bronze and 14 SRC candidates, which is great and will help boost our patrol teams. Please see the Sydney Northern Beaches SLSC education calendar for any upcoming courses and awards you think you'd like to...

Surf sports news

Boat crews have been busy training throughout the winter and are ready for some action as the season kicks off. The "vets" boat crew are especially excited as they prepare for worlds in Adelaide in November. Optional board training sessions are also starting up once a...

Beach running at Longy

Become fitter, flightier and faster across the sand with beach running. Currently on Saturday's at 2pm (will likely change to 1.30pm when Nippers start). Matt Mooney is your coach, Margaret the assistant. Matt has run for Australia in 400m and 800m track. Margaret is...

Nippers starts on Saturday 27 October

Woohoo! Nippers season is starting on Saturday 27 October @ 2:45 for a 3pm start! Registrations are now closed. We wish we could take everyone, but we had to cap numbers in certain Age Groups, as we are at capacity. We need to keep the Nippers safe both in and out of...

2018/2019 Patrol Roster

Patrollers!! You wouldn’t believe it but the season has come around already. Below are the links to the Patrols (members & contact details) and Patrol Roster (dates), so please have a look at them and note down your rostered dates. Patrols: click here / Patrol Roster:...

Express Bronze Medallion and SRC courses

Would you like to complete your Bronze Medallion or SRC course fast and have your club pay for part of it? SLS Sydney Northern Beaches is running express Bronze and SRC courses during the school holidays. Dates and times are: SRC course: Tuesday 2nd October to Friday...

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...