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CLUB HOUSE DEMOLITION

This week we signed the building construction agreement with our preferred builder. They have set a date of Monday the 23rd of September for “hand over” to the demolition crew. This means that anything members want from the existing building needs to be out by then, else it will vanish to the dump.

This is the culmination of four years work and hard work from the building work group and will be an exciting new time for the club and community. Onwards!

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CLUB REBUILD UPDATE

After a couple of years of hard work, the building working group and the club committee can finally announce that the much awaited club house rebuild is in a position to commence. Its been a long process to get where we are now, so firstly the club would like to thank those involved in the project for their extremely hard work so far. This has not been an easy project and its definitely not a project for the faint hearted.

There has been a lot of people offering assistance in this project or asking how the average clubbie can help get this club house built. With this in mind, the building committee will also shortly be releasing details on how you can help, what roles we might need assistance with and how we think we can best leverage members abilities in the club to get stuff done.

Please keep an eye out for this communication and have a think about how you can help. Even though we are in a place to progress with the bulk of a rebuild, we will still need some help to finish and as they say, every cent saved counts somewhere. From services in kind through to sweeping the site on a Sunday, everyone can play a role in getting this building finished.

Things will happen pretty quickly from here as we aim to have the old building demolished in September (yep, September in five weeks). It will mean a summer of disruption and making do in temporary facilities that might not be ideal or comfortable but that’s just the reality of building a new base. Unfortunately no one has invented a building system that can finish a surf club in a month so we have to make do. We will have facilities for patrolling and gear storage but the details of how this exactly will look is currently been finalised.

Thanks all and keep an eye out on your email etc. for more information shortly. If anyone wants the approved plans for the building, they are available on the club website for downloading under the new build section.

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NATIONALS 2019

The team has returned from Nationals 2019. It was a great team effort by everyone but some notable performances were:

  • Zac Quickenden getting second in the Open Men’s Ski race. Steve Drabble was not far from the money either.

  • The senior boys getting third in the ski relay and second in the double ski.

  • Alex Hickman’s paddle to get second in the U16 men’s ski race. That wasn’t his best paddle either, his semi final paddle through the field after copping a couple off the beach was a sensational effort.

  • The Open Women’s arena. Storming it on the water and having a good time doing it.

  • The U16’s efforts in both the men’s and woman’s arenas.

  • Lara Marsh backing up Oceans by making all her finals in the U16 girls arena, and featuring in the 5th placed Open Women’s Taplin team with Danielle Curry and Ashley Archer.

  • Brad Wilsons sensational team BBQ on Friday night.

Next years Nationals is in Gisborne, start putting the pennies away now.

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2019 Beach Clean Up

The South Brighton Surf Club is pleased to be supporting this years “Big Beach clean up” on the 3rd of March 11.00am to 1.00pm. As part of Seaweek, we are going to be base for cleaning what is a very special part of Christchurch so we are asking members and the local community to come down and help clean up any rubbish from the beach. We are asking people to bring some gloves, wear shoes and at this stage you will need to bring your own rubbish bags. All rubbish collected can be dropped at the surf club for collection by 1.00pm. The club will also be running a sausage sizzle. Come down, clean the beach and keep our coastline clean!

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LIFE MEMBERS

Congratulations to Christina Johns and Rohan McNaughtan who were voted Life Membership to the South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club at the AGM. They join a worthy club of life members who have set a very high bar in club service in the last 80 years.

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SUMMER 2018 / 2019 SEASON

The new summer season for 2018/2019 is about to commence. Keep an eye on Facebook for further information but at the moment:

  • Patrol rosters will be finalised shortly

  • Summer training starts on the 8th of October, Naval Point in Lyttelton

  • Anyone interested in IRB Crewmans or IRB Drivers stay tuned, information will be inbound shortly.

  • Junior Surf registration day is October the 7th or online. Email Adam for further information.

Tally ho. Here comes the sun!

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2018 AGM

Dear members, this is notification that the much awaited event on the calendar of all clubbies, the 2018 AGM will be held on the 28th of July, 5.00pm. Venue will be the South Brighton Surf Club (corner of Marine Parade and Bridge Street). Come along, have you say then wash it down with a coke and a burger from our good friends at the Burger Van.

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Patrol Roster 2017-18

WE NEED YOU! Call out to all those interested in life guarding for the 2017 -18 Summer. All competitive racing members are required to do at least 20 hours. However the call out also goes out to nipper parents / Rookie lifeguards / New lifeguards / members in general / anyone that can spare some time in the weekends during the summer. 

NOT a lifeguard? support people are also welcome. This is our core service to the community and an expected obligation as a South Brighton SLSC member. 

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SOCIAL FUNCTION

As we look to kick off the new season, the club will be having a social function on October the 7th, 6.00am onwards at the club house to kick start summer. All members are welcome, please bring a plate of food if you can. Parents, kids, uncles, aunties, cousins...everyone is welcome.

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JUNIOR SURF 2017 / 2018

The Junior surf program will be commencing this season on October the 15th, 10.00am with a registration day at the club house (corner of Marine Parade and Bridge Street). This will be a chance to order togs, high vis vests, pay subs and get registered. Beach sessions will commence on the 29th of October, 9.15am at the beach. The club welcomes all new comers as well as returning members and we look forward to seeing you all there!

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SERVICE FOR FLASH PETERS

Dear members, there will be a service for Flash Peters this Friday, 2.00pm at the Surf Club (corner of Bridge Street and Marine Parade). At the conclusion of the service Flash's ashes will spread in the ocean at the beach he loved so much (weather dependant). We encourage all members to come along and give Flash the send off he deserves.

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LEON "FLASH" PETERS

Its with regret that the club wishes to inform its members that our club patron and life member, Flash Peters passed away this morning. Flash has been a part of the clubs landscape for what seems forever. Even though Leon was not well in recent months, he still showed up when he could to take his place behind the bar dispensing refreshments. We are not sure when Flash joined the club, but best guess seems to be the 60's and since then he always been around helping or doing what needed to be done. Flash was a good club man who will be missed by everyone.

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