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2nd Annual Sea Monkeys Pool to Pool Swim

2nd Annual Sea Monkeys Pool to Pool Swim

Ever wanted to swim in all the rock pools on the Northern Beaches in one day? That is our aim....15 pools in total,  dip your toe in or swim a couple of laps,  the aim is to have fun. The first year of the Sea Monkeys Pool to Pool Swim was an absolute blast, with 25...

Club Champs Round 2 results – Cadet Fynn Brown retains first place.

Club Champs Round 2 results – Cadet Fynn Brown retains first place.

"Round 2 of Club Champs is done and dusted, and there have been some very interesting shifts in the leaderboard!" Says Kenzie Davie. The weather seems to want to challenge our competitors as much as possible - after a very rainy Round 1, Round 2 saw high winds, cloudy...

The Castaways Compete at the Collaroy Young Guns Carnival

The Castaways Compete at the Collaroy Young Guns Carnival

"A very respectable outing for 15 & 16-year-olds competing in the under 19’s category" says Matt Sweeting. By Kenzie Davie & Matt Sweeting.  After the disappointing cancellation of the Longy carnival in December, our surfboat crews have been eager to get back...

Sea Monkeys strut into The Big Swim last Sunday.

Sea Monkeys strut into The Big Swim last Sunday.

"Taking part together is what it's all about." says Sea Monkey veteran, Kim Walker. Last Sunday, four Sea Monkeys swam from Palm Beach to Whale Beach in ‘The Big Swim’. Being in the prestigious 40-49 yr. age group both the girls (Julia and Kim) and then the boys (Alex...

The flags have been lowered across the Northern Beaches

The flags have been lowered across the Northern Beaches

Volunteer patrols at Long Reef have been cancelled this weekend and the club facility closed.  In consultation with the Northern Beaches Council and Surf Life Saving NSW, the decision was made yesterday to lower the flags on all 21 beaches from Manly to North Palm...

An update on the new clubhouse from President Pete.

An update on the new clubhouse from President Pete.

"Our long awaited new clubhouse has now become a reality" says President Pete, as The Northern Beaches Council selects Grindley Interiors to build the new clubhouse.  By Peter Kinsey, President Long Reef SLSC. Christmas has come early as after 17 years 1 month and 12...

Solid representation at The Chieftan’s Challenge Ocean Swim

Solid representation at The Chieftan’s Challenge Ocean Swim

Six sea monkeys take part in the annual 2.2km Chieftan's Challenge at Warriewood Beach and take on the tricky surf conditions.   On Sunday 13 December 2020 the Sea Monkeys split to partake in two separate swims, the Chieftan's Challenge ocean swim at Warriewood...

The shed is now in full operation

The shed is now in full operation

With the shed now completed, here are some reflections on the build by Chris Diggins, the mastermind behind Longy's temporary clubhouse.     The shed is 15m x 20m and is no different to what you would find built on a farm. We paid a third party for the shed’s...

Santa pays a visit to Nippers on Saturday.

Santa pays a visit to Nippers on Saturday.

Take a look at our Nippers Christmas session.

It was a sizzling 33 degrees, we had a wonderful short and sweet nippers session, with sweltering heat and ominous cloud cover. While the rain stayed away, Santa graced our shores, travelling all the way from the North Pole to Longy beach in our very own IRB.

U11 Parents did a great job in holding the fort on the BBQ and bar. Nippers, their parents, age managers and water safety all enjoyed the free BBQ, with compliments to The Free Range Butcher who supplied our fantastic sausages.

Our Nippers couldn’t wait to chat to Santa, and dive into their Long Reef jelly beans.

It’s time to celebrate for our newest cohort of Bronzies and SRCs

It’s time to celebrate for our newest cohort of Bronzies and SRCs

"Our newest cohort of bronzies and SRCs have worked diligently, and their efforts have paid off. Well done" Chris Pienaar A very big congratulations goes to our Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) candidates who successfully completed their training...

Race Report, Freshwater Boat Carnival

Race Report, Freshwater Boat Carnival

It was a scorcher of a day but that didn’t stop the Sharlies from giving it their best.   by Charlotte Barlow, member of the Sharlies boat crew and competition co-captain. What a day it was! Saturday’s boat carnival at Freshie was definitely a great day for all...

Two weeks in, and Covid-safe Nippers is operating well

Two weeks in, and Covid-safe Nippers is operating well

Our second week of nippers was an absolute scorcher of a day, with water activities the clear favourite of the day.  We're now two weeks into the Nippers Season, and we're happy to say that the new way of working within COVID-Safe guidelines is working well. The first...

Important Reminder – Skills Maintenance for all SRCs and Bronzies

Important Reminder – Skills Maintenance for all SRCs and Bronzies

It's time for Bronzies and SRC's to complete your skills maintenance.   It's that time again for all Bronze Medallion (BM) and Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) holders to complete your Skills Maintenance (Proficiency Check). As we all know, there are two components to...

Race Report I Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Series, Newport Beach

Race Report I Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Series, Newport Beach

A glorious “non-Newport” sort of a day… The Apples took a solid 2nd place, and the Sharlies finished with a respectable 4th place. 📝 Rob Pearson. 📷 The Sharlies in action by The Whole Scene   An occasional check on the shore break and a lazy little wave if you were...

The Nippers 2020/21 season starts this weekend

The Nippers 2020/21 season starts this weekend

Important information for Nippers 2020/21 season, commencing this weekend.   We're delighted to have 340 Nippers ready to commence the season this weekend. Led by Nooks and Dion and supported our team of Age Managers, we are operating the new Nippers season with...

The Shed is just two weeks away from use

The Shed is just two weeks away from use

The Shed is just two weeks away from use Our temporary clubhouse ( "the Shed") is now at the lock-up stage. A special thanks goes to Chris Diggins and Paul Heaton for their tireless efforts in getting to this stage, as well as all the club volunteers who worked...

Nippers 2020/21 New Season Update

Nippers 2020/21 New Season Update

The countdown has begun… just over two weeks until Nippers Commences.   This year, our well-known members and age manager veterans Nooks and Dione are at the helm running the Nippers organisation, with a few adjustments to ensure we are COVID-Safe.  We are excited to...

The new temporary club house is no ordinary shed, it’s big!

The new temporary club house is no ordinary shed, it’s big!

"We’re on track to complete the build and fit-out of the temporary club house in time for the Nippers season” says Chris Diggins, Longy Facilities Manager.. Construction of the temporary club house (aka the Shed) continues to progress nicely. Despite delays due to...

Ready, Set, Run-Swim-Run for Cadets again this year

Ready, Set, Run-Swim-Run for Cadets again this year

"A great first session for Cadets and a great start to the new season!" says Stuart Munday, Cadets Manager.  Cadets kicked off on Sunday, and what a fantastic first session they had! The morning began with a briefing and introduction of the managers and water safety,...