News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates

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...

Long Lords & Apples battle 25 knot winds!

An epic surf boat battle unfolded last weekend. Here's the first hand account from Rob Pearson: "The Long Lords (U23’s) and Apples (Open men’s) went into battle at Pacific Palms over the weekend! The Carnival is the last big tribal meeting of surf boat rowers before...

Summary of Management Committee meeting on 12 February 2018

The Management Committee (MC) meets every month to go through what's happening at the club, discuss ideas, make decisions, plan events, etc. Here's a summary of what happened at the last MC meeting on Monday 12 February, plus some action points: preparation of the OGM...

Round 2 Longy club championships update

Thanks to cyclone Gita in the Southern Pacific the beach was closed and only the beach events were held in round 2 of the "fun and famous" Long Reef Club Championships on Sunday. Beach run, beach sprint, beach flags and water flags still offered plenty of entertaining...

Last opportunity to buy Longy merchandise this season!

It is the last week we will have the Longy merchandise shop open for the nippers season! Come and buy your long reef gear this Saturday! Also, the final nippers and presentation is on Saturday 3 March from 2pm onwards. Come and join the fun, celebration, BBQ and...

Introducing: Margaret Pearson – Deputy President

Three down, nine to go! Here's another member of your Longy Management Committee. This time it's Margaret Pearson, who is a highly decorated beach runner and passionate advocate for surf life saving competition. Introducing: Margaret Pearson - Deputy President "I did...

What a way to start the day …

Some of our members head down to Longy at sunrise to enjoy the beach and ocean before going to work. Not a bad way to start your day, don't you think? (photo: sunrise @ Longy with seagull by Rob Pearson)

Three new IRB crew for Longy

Congratulations to Greg Davie, Stu Thomson & Patrick Dagassan who successfully completed their IRB crew exam on Saturday! Many thanks to North Steyne SLSC for hosting the exam and naturally to the examiners for taking the lads through their paces! A special thanks...

Who’s who in the Longy Management Committee?!

Have you ever wondered who helps run your club from an administrative perspective? Well, look no further. Here's the full list of volunteers who sit on the Longy Management Committee. You will get to know them better over the following months as we introduce them to...

Who knows the story of the Longy Courtyard tree?

Yes, who would have thought it, but there is a great story behind the (slightly) "leaning pine tree" of Longy SLSC's courtyard. Can you guess it? Do you know the details? Do you have any old photos or stories to share? What type of tree is it? Does it have a nickname?...

Introducing: Nick “Hadzi” Hadzipasic – Club Captain

We continue our series of introducing Longy's Management Committee members. This time it's Nick Hadzipasic who is Longy's Club Captain. Inroducing: Nick "Hadzi" Hadzipasic - Club Captain "Hey everyone. I’m Nick Hadzipasic, but known by most as Hadzi and I’m your Club...

Sand Belongs on the Beach … Not in our Clubhouse

It seems that every weekend bucket loads of sand find their way into the Longy clubhouse, which causes all sorts of issues, like slipping hazards and blocked shower drains. This costs us a lot of time, effort and money to clear every week, which is frustrating, not...

Longy Nippers & Cadets Shine @ SNB Championships

Our Nippers and Cadets did very well at the recent SNB Surf Lifesaving Championships held on 11 Feb 2018 at North Narrabeen SLSC. Well done boys & girls, what a stellar performance! Good luck Cooper, Connor and Lochie at the upcoming State Championships! Go Longy!...

Longy Has Two New IRB Drivers

Please meet Longy’s two brand new IRB drivers! Well Done Ben & Nooks who completed their IRB exam at Sth Curl Curl last Sunday! And many thanks to Chris, Chris & Rob for all their assistance with the current IRB training program! Go Longy! If you are...

Introducing: Matt Russell-Jones – Surf Boat Captain

In response to the feedback we received from the recent member survey, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to the different members of the Long Reef SLSC Management Committee. In this post we meet Matt Russell-Jones who is the club's Surf Boat Captain...

Connor Blitzes Competition in U9 Boys Swim

Is this a future SLS champion in the making? Connor Ward, Longy U9 nipper, came 1st in the U9 boys swim at the SNB Branch Carnival at Collaroy last Sunday! His sister CJ Ward placed an excellent 17th in the U11 girls swim in a highly competitive field, including many...

IRB Crew & Driver Training in Full “Flight”

(photos: young gun driver candidate Ben & crew punching through waves) For the last couple of months the new IRB crew & driver candidates have been busy homing their skills in at times quite challenging conditions at Longy beach. The photos say it all, don't...

New Nippers Competition Coordinator – Dione Mead

This season at Longy there was a gap for those Nippers wanting to compete in surf lifesaving carnivals. We have not been actively promoting them as there is a lot of effort in organising the competitors, entries, water safety and officials for each carnival. This is...

Forsyth Family Donates Nipper Board

A big thank you to the Nicole Forsyth and her family for donating a nipper board to Longy! It will definitely be put to good use. If you have any unused boards or other nippers gear which you would like to donate to the club, please contact Euan Fisher at...

Long Reef Gives the Active Foamie Fast Fives a Go

A group of Long Reef Under 9’s and Under 10’s started off their summer school holidays with a board competition at Dee Why Surf club in December. This was a casual competition to give the younger ones a taste of what it was like to enter a carnival. It included 2 swim...

Notice of Ordinary General Meeting – Sunday 18 Feb 2018 @ 12.30pm

NOTICE OF ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING 2018 Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of Long Reef SLSC Inc will be held at Long Reef SLSC Clubhouse on Sunday 18th February 2018 commencing at 12:30pm. It is noted that in accordance with SLSA Regulation 6.4...