‘Rippers’ Disability Nipper Group

South Curl Curl offers a modified nipper program for children & youth with a disability. The program has been developed to allow inclusion for all children & youth aged 5 to 15 and aims to teach the following skills:

  • surf awareness and
  • beach safety

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The sessions will also include fun activities such as:

  • beach races,
  • flags,
  • wade and swim races.

As members of this group become more confident in the water, they learn skills to be able to use nipper surfboards and catch a wave or two to shore.

The Rippers group are supported by volunteers from South Curl Curl Surf Lifesaving Club, however family members are actively encouraged to participate with their child so everyone has the opportunity to share in the excitement as each member masters new skills throughout the season.

South Curl Curl encourage members of ‘Rippers’ to join in their age mainstream group if they wish and are welcome to participate in both groups. Our main focus is to make sure members are actively learning whilst having fun!

The Rippers group runs on Sunday mornings 10-11am.

For further information please contact Kirsten Quinn at rippers@southcurlynippers.com

 

 

About Seniors

Page under development, for any questions please refer to our Contact Us page

Boats

Welcome to the page of the South Curly Rowers.

The Boat Blog –  contributions from Charlie ‘Chicka’ Kuhn

SOUTH CURLIE BOATIES AT ALEXANDER HEADLANDS FOR NATIONAL SLSA CHAMPS

Our Boaties started their campaign on Monday 18th April with the surf a sloppy 4 foot for the Masters championship.  We sent three crews; ‘White Bread’ 220s crew of Bucko, Champ, Marko & Dave Hoy rowing in Bill’s seat, with Ribs, ‘The Supremes’ Craig, Steven, Graham & Andrew with Flea sweeping.  Flea also had a 200s crew, ‘The Short & Curlies’, Marc, Bryan, James & Mark.

Both of the 220s crews made the final, with White Bread rowing their usual race for Gold, and the Supremes taking sliver.  In the 200s final, Short & Curlies were on the same wave crossing the line, a desperate ploy by Flea not enough, North Cronulla snuck in the Gold, Curly – Silver.

On Wednesday 20th, the action in the club relays was fierce, on a glassy sea Curly made the final.  Gus swept the senior crew and made a blistering run to give Termite’s ‘Lamp’ a good start in the chase after Palm Beach who had made a terrific start.  Lamp held on to 2nd place for the ‘Straw Hats’ to carry on out and back, hitting the beach with North Cronulla.  Another exceptional run from Gus, but it was not enough and Curly had to be content with Bronze.  Gus was the standout individual competitor for the day, showing previously unimagined pace over the sand.

Thursday 21st.  Today the surf was small.  We had the little girls, ‘What Happened’, that is Elizabeth, Lauren, Racheal and Daana; with a little bit of help through the year from ‘Straw Hats’, they’ve come along very well – a couple of rows today and through to tomorrow.  The Cols, ‘The Thunderbirds’, Ryan, Toby, Luke & Jacob with Termite.  And the Reserves, ‘The Indians’, Rob, Brad, Benny & Nathan with Gus were invited back as well.

Friday 22 – surf 3 foot.  The ‘Slickers’ under 19 crew; Rory, Thomas, Toby & Trent with Phil sweeping, were as fast as the res but missed out in the tangle across the line.  It was here that the ‘Lamp’ crew almost came unstuck; three boats hit a wave going out, our heroes sweep broke, uuuurrhh.  But it held together long enough to get them back to the beach in third spot to proceed on.

Sat 23 – Attrition Day.  Five on a wave finishes put paid to the hopes of the ‘Indians’ and the ‘Thunderbirds’.  Meanwhile ‘Lamp’ had progressed though the quarter and semi finals of the Under 19s winning those and line up for the Final.  They set off very well into a sloppy sea, went round the can in 1 or 2, but lost the race on the way home, being placed fourth.  Second in the State, fourth in the Aussies – not bad at all.  The ‘Straw Hats’ are through to their semis tomorrow.

Sunday 24th.  This day came up with no surf to speak of, and no wind.  However about 10am a southerly came up and got stronger as time went on.  ‘Straw Hats’ were on-song, they were the crew to beat, taking two wins and a second in their semi.  The days action was being live streamed and it was here that there class was on display.  Sophie, Emma, Charlotte & Ellie with Gus, on a day of high stress, in a sloppy sea, going across a 20mph side wind were a pleasure to watch.  On full power, on automatic drive and it looked effortless.  However, on their way back the crew on their left got a private runner and took the lead and crossed with our girls taking second.  An Aussie open boat silver medal will look very fine in the cabinet with all their other shiny stuff.

I called Gus on Sunday evening about 6pm.  Woke him up, he was totally done.  He goes around the cans more than anyone counts, every week, and it had caught up with him a bit at the end of the season.

 

I guess that’s it folk.  Put the boats away for a bit.  You brought home some jingly stuff and lots of fun memories

 

CHARLIE CHICKA KUHN.

 

ASRL  NATIONALS                              Shell Harbour Feb 2016

On Friday Ribs and his 220s Masters Crew  of Champ; Bucko; Mark and Dave Hoy, who is sitting in for Billy for a while, showed their surf skills and went through the supplied difficult break a couple of times to carry off a fine Gold medal result; it was very nicely done.

The rest of Team Curly carried on with the following results:

Gus’s little girls: Rachel, Dana, Buffy and Sophie – Rowed well all Saturday, took a few hits here and there but made it through to Sunday, to their great credit.

Termites Colts: Ryan, Luke, Toby and Jacob – Rowed well all Friday and Saturday and got a start on Sunday but didn’t make it past the first round. This is a very tough Division, in which they performed well.

Reserve Crew (rowed as A Crew): Termite, Ben, Nathan and Chris Hughes (who filled in for Brad who was home looking after his wife and brand new baby, congratulations Brad) –  This Crew had five amazing rows on Saturday, and were sixth in their area against all the best Crews in Australia. They went through the first round on Sunday, but were put under one in the second race by the starter, but almost rowed back into it to get 4th, but only three go through. Bugger. Well done guys, and I should not forget Gus who pushed them around the course. Has anyone ever counted the number of times Gus goes round the cans each day?

Open Women: Sophie, Emma, Charlotte and Elly, with Gus – They did all that had to be done to take them to the semis. At this stage a normal finish was five boats on a wave, and it was here that the new electronic finish line was proving it’s worth, allowing the judges to get as accurate an finish across the line. With five in a row the girls took a steep little curling devil and it speared them over the line to put them into the Final. There was a similar finish here and they came away with the Silver. Well done indeed, Straw Hats. A great crew with real surf skills.

Termites Juniors: Sam, Brady, Chris and Owen, with Termite Sweeping – A well planned and executed weekend by these guys who finished top of the points on Saturday, made the Final and took home the Silver Medal.   Most impressive, and at the right time of the Year.

I spent four hours on Sunday PM watching all this on-line, and it was GREAT, particularly with the electronic finish line. Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday at PAC PALMS           CK

 

 

The Boaties at Palm Beach Branch Champs, 2016-02-25

South Curly went up to Palm Beach for the local Derby, the Branch Championships, full of hope, and as usual, full of beans.     It was a clear day, but a rotten Nor Easter popped up early, and made for hard work, in a boat.

We had seven crews in action on the day, here’s how they went.

Termites Juniors:   Sam, Chris, Brady and Owen – Well, they had a busy day, rowing in the As as well as the Under 19s, finding that they were very competitive, finishing 2nd in one very strong heat. Didn’t make the semis, but they had a lot of fun. Their main game was the Juniors , where they took home the Silver in the Final.

Zulu’s Juniors: Trent Settree, Tom Fuller, Rory Adams and a new rower, Sophie Berry, who rowed Stroke –  they had a wonderful day, and made the Final.  Sophie is a most impressive talent, and fits the Curlie scene very well.

The Thunderbirds: Ryan, Luke, Jacob and Toby, with Termite sweeping – Did lots of rowing, two round robins and made the Final and took home a Silver Medal for their efforts.  Good stuff, fellers.

Open Women: Ellie, Buffy (filling in for Sophie), Emma and Charlotte, with Gus – worked hard all day and got fourth in the Final

Under 23 Girls: Buffy, Celeste, Dana and Rachel with Gus – are improving every time they get in the boat, and had a great day.

Reserve Men: Ben, Brad, Termite and Nathan with Gus – Were performing very well, but took a wave.  Just after the start in their semi, at the can Termite lost the blade from his oar, but rowing with the bladeless oar they still maintained position, but Termite crabbed  when they rowed for a wave on the way back in. He did very well to maintain rythm with the crew on the way home, the crab when it happened is not surprising.

There are no details about Flea’s Reserves Crew     Agreat days boating, now off we go to ASRL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aussies 2013

07 May 2013 @ 21.52 PM AEDST | By Boat Bloggerupperer + Charlie Kuhn

On Monday the ‘200s’ Boat Crew of Bill, Mark, Bob and Champ, with Ribs up the back, finished their rowing season by taking Gold in their Division. They won this race last year as well. Add this to their win in the ASRL National Final at Stockton in February and you see they have made a pretty fair Statement. Very well done guys.

Tuesday it was the turn of our people contesting the Lifesaver Event, which is quite an epic event, for which the results came up late in the afternoon. We have some very talented people contesting in this show, and they are coached by a First class team. The end result, with Kiori Bennett taking a Bronze in the Under 19s; Bella Charlesworth 5th in the Under 15s; and I must say that if you make the first six in any event of this nature then you are at the top of the game. Kiori won this event at the State Champs.

Our Boat Crews in the Club Boat Relay led all the way, with a run to the finish line, but in our case this included crossing a channel, which allowed two other runners to cross ahead of Gus Bugger…Bronze

The A Crew rowed in a Quarter Final which had the top crews in Australia. All rounded the cans together and all were on the same wave at the finish. One judge said Curly over Bungan, another said Bungan over Curly, which the Chief Judge accepted, which put our guys out. A portent of things to come.

Gus scratched his leg somehow during the week and it went bad on him and he spent Saturday night in Hospital, checking himself out Sunday Morning, but he could take no further part in the competition and went back into Hospital, where he remained until Wednesday. His place being taken by Ribs.

So Curly went into Sunday with the Reserves, the Open Womens, and two under 19s Crews, all of whom were really performing.

These four crews were defeated not so much by the opposition, but by Judges opinions in the melee as six boats crossed the line on the same wave. Somehow Curly always got 5th, after leading all the way. I watched, appalled, on my computer screen as it all unfolded.

With most crews moving their boats at maximum hull speed through the water these days, five and six boats on a wave at the finish has become the norm, and it is time to start using electronic finish tools. Well meaning mens opinions are no longer acceptable when six boats cross the line together. We need transparency .

Comment has been made about rowers getting infections supposedly from contact with our boats. Considering that 30 odd mostly undressed people use the boats very regularly, and add that to the environment in which they are stored, in a dank, dark ,humid cave, which has lots of rats, well that’s a pretty good scene for a nasty microbe to flourish. Casso has told me that he often has to brush mushrooms off the seats in the mornings before training. Roll on our bright new boatshed

Signing off for this Season, I’ve really enjoyed your company, and I’m looking forward to next Season

Charlie Chicka Kuhn

 

Cadets

 Cadet Development Weekend

Friday 30th Nov – Sunday 2nd December 2017

U13 – U17s TRIP AWAY…………………Treachery Camp (Seal Rocks)

For the past 9 years at South Curly, the club has organised a long weekend away for our 13-17 yr old members (incl. U13/U14 nippers).

The purpose of the trip is to recognise the graduation of these juniors from nippers to the senior club and for most it is reward for many years of South Curly nippers. The weekend away gives them access to senior club equipment at a relatively sheltered beach so they can progress onto larger rescue equipment with confidence. It also allows the younger members an opportunity to get to know the other cadets and juniors in the club and vice-versa.

This year’s trip will be up to Treachery Camp at Seal Rocks. Located at the lower end of the Mid North Coast, the drive time is about 3.5 hours from Curly.  Although Treachery is itself a renowned surfing spot, there’s an array of different beaches around the Seal Rocks area where protection can be sought from the prevailing wind/swell if required. For more information on the location visit: https://www.treacherycamp.com.au/

We have booked the Beach Lodge at Treachery, which is a great big bunkhouse that accommodates up to 44 people in twelve separate bedrooms (10 bedrooms with two bunks/4 single beds, and two bedrooms with queen beds). In the middle of the complex is a large common room with fully equipped kitchen, large dining table, lounge, large deck with outdoor settings, BBQ and fire pit for our exclusive use. The amenities block is close by, including laundry facilities. We are required to bring all linen except pillows and pillowslips which are provided.

We will be allocating bedrooms/bunks as confirmation of attendance is received via payment of a $50 deposit per family. Rooms will be divided by age and gender or can be taken by a family group. Each child attending is required to be accompanied by a supervising adult. We would prefer to see no more than 2 or 3 children per adult attending the trip to ensure adequate supervision can be provided. PLEASE NOTE that spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

This year’s cost is TBC but as a guide, last year was $100 per person which covers food and accommodation for the two nights (Fri 30th Nov & Sat 1st December).

We expect to be able to cover transport for all the kids among the parents who are attending, and we will hopefully have the Bally Boys 20-seater minibus once again departing from South Curly surf club on the Friday morning for any kids who would like to come up early with their parent/guardian joining us on the Friday night.

If you would like to come along, please send me an email attaching a payment receipt for the $50 deposit (via SLS payment gateway http://southcurlcurlslsc.org/payment/) to reserve your place.

Steve Hall

E: farcanalgroup@gmail.com

 

or

Club Administration:  mail@southcurlcurlslsc.org

Champion Lifesavers

What is Champion Lifesaver?

Champion Lifesaver is an individual event which provides “competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate in a competitive manner the physical, lifesaving and knowledge skills required of a lifesaver”.

Points are allocated as follows:

Multiple Choice Theory Paper                                                                                              40 points

This theory paper consists of 40 multiple choice questions that are taken from the revised 33rd edition of the SLSA Public Safety and Rescue Manual. A time limit of 30 minutes applies and each question that is correctly answered scores 1 point. All competitors will be issued with their own summary.

Resuscitation and Patient Assessment                                                                            40 points

  • Part A – Live Patient Assessment including lateral position (20 points)
  • Part B – One person Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin (20 points)

All competitors must wear their South Curl Curl competition cap as well as comfortable attire (footwear is optional) when this is being assessed.

Physical Events                                                                                                                             40 points

This is made up of four components and points are allocated to a maximum of 10 points.

  • Board Race                  –           10 points
  • Beach Sprint               –           10 points
  • Surf Race                     –           10 points
  • Rescue Tube Race       –         10 points

Failure to start in any of these events will lead to disqualification.

All competitors must wear their South Curl Curl competition cap and costume.

Points are allocated as follows: 1st place – 10 pts, 2nd place – 9 pts, etc through to 10th place – 1 pt.

The total of the three sections is 120 points maximum.

The competitor at the end of the day with the most points wins.

To be successful, a competitor needs to be not only a competent athlete but also must have a sound understanding of the revised 33rd SLSA Training Manual and resuscitation techniques. This pentathlon event is hotly contested and in order to compete at the Australian titles, a competitor must place either 1st or 2nd at the State Championships. It is our hope that this year, through hard work and determination that all of our competitors will reach their own personal goals.

 Training commitments

In past seasons training was structured as follows:

Sunday morning starting at 8.00 am. Depending on conditions this  involves:

  • Board race
  • Surf swim
  • Board-tube-rescue relay
  • Pool swim with flippers and goggles
  • 1 km Beach run with some 90 m sprints
  • Resuscitation and Life Patient assessment
  • Practice Exam – 40 multiple choice questions

Tuesday night at the surf club,  7.00 pm to 8.30 pm

  • Practice Exams – 40 multiple choice theory papers on each chapter
  • Theory work – sequential chapter revision
  • Resuscitation and Life Patient Assessment
  • 1 km Beach run
  • Make sure you bring a water bottle and pen and summary booklet with you
  • Swimming training – it is hoped that all competitors are completing at least pool two sessions per week in their own time. Once Christmas school holidays start, swimming training will be held on one night each week (to be determined) at South Curl Curl pool.
  • Board training – initially either Friday/Saturday afternoon, starting at 5.00 pm at Manly Dam
  • Sprint training – every Sunday morning and Tuesday night

Competition dates

In this event there are only three official competitions throughout the season.

Branch Carnival – generally in early February somewhere on the Northern Beaches.

State Carnival – generally in late February.  In 2017 the State All Ages Carnival weree held in Swansea Belmont in early March

Australian titles – were held on the Gold Coast in late March/early April, 2017.

 

 

In recent years, the club has been very successful in this event by obtaining the following results:

 

 

Event

Year

Branch

State

Aussies

Kiorie Bennett

U/19

2012/13

3rd

2nd

3rd

Liam Yeates

U/19

2012/13

1st

3rd

Bella Charlesworth

U/17

2012/13

2nd

1st

5th

Caitlin Fuller

U/17

2012/13

3rd

6th

Tom Fuller

U/15

2012/13

1st

5th

Matthew Thomson

U/15

2012/13

3rd

3rd

Kiorie Bennett

U/17

2011/12

2nd

2nd

Finalist

Caitlin Fuller

U/17

2011/12

3rd

Joshua Yeates

U/17

2011/12

4th

5th

Liam Yeates

U/17

2011/12

1st

1st

4th

Bella Charlesworth

U/15

2011/12

1st

1st

1st

Toneya Bennett

U/19

2010/11

1st

4th

Jason Roche

U/19

2010/11

3rd

3rd

Kiorie Bennett

U/17

2010/11

2nd

3rd

Andrew Roche

U/17

2010/11

3rd

3rd

Liam Yeates

U/17

2010/11

1st

1st

3rd

Caitlin Fuller

U/15

2010/11

1st

2nd

Finalist

Joshua Yeates

U/15

2010/11

2nd

2nd

4th

Kiorie Bennett

U/15

2009/10

1st

4th

Liam Yeates

U/15

2009/10

1st

1st

1st

 

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Branch

7

4

6

17

State

7

4

4

15

Aussies

2

3

5

 

16

8

13

37 medals

For further information or to register your interest, please contact Bill Yeates

Juniors

Page under development, for any questions please refer to our Contact Us page

Sunday Club Surf Swim

Sunday Club Surf Race and other Curly competitions

Most Sundays South Curly runs a club swim which is handicapped to allow everyone to have a fighting chance of taking first-to-the-line honours.  Our Handicapper, Kevin Mullen is down on the beach from about 10am to organise the race with his usual phlegmatic style, collecting names and rounding everyone up!  The club swim is open to anyone with an award for their age (SRC, Bronze etc) and consists of a short run to the water’s edge, swim out to the cans and back – c.500m in total (depending on high/low tide and how much alcohol was consumed the night before by those placing the cans!).

Kevin keeps tabs on the result from each race and will provide periodic updates to handicaps based on past results.  All the results are totted up at the end of the season and the ultimate winner earns themselves a prestigious award at the annual club presentation event.

For those yet to take part….now’s the time to start!  Keep your eyes peeled for this and other Club competition details in the Club Calendar and check back here for the race schedule.

As a safety precaution, please note that you must now wear a pink competition vest when competing– no exceptions!  These can be purchased from the club on most Sunday mornings at a cost of $15, but don’t leave it too late to get the right size.

For those more adventurous, there is often also a walk to the far end of the beach and a swim back again. This occurs after the other events have been completed.

 

Golf Day

Watch this space for news of our next Golf Day.

Typical Format – 4 Ball Ambrose

Schedule:

  • Registration: 7.00 –7.30 am
  • Breakfast: 7.00 am
  • Briefing: 7.30 –7.45 am
  • Shot Gun Start: 8.00 am
  • Lunch (SCC Surf Club): 1.30 pm
  • Prizes / Auction / Raffle: 2.30 pm

Costs:

  • TBC – last year Early Bird $100 per player if paid before TBD via online gateway
  • TBC – last year $125 per person if paid via online gateway after TBD
  • TBC – last year $140 per person if paid on the day
  • Includes: Bacon&Egg Roll, Green Fees, Lunch at SCC & Drink Voucher.

 

Hole Sponsorship:

  • TBC (last year $300.00 per hole)
  • TBC (last year $700.00 including 4 players)

Breakfast or Lunch Sponsorship:

  • TBC (last year $1000 or $1,400 for sponsorship & 4 players)

 

To register to either play or to sponsor a hole please complete the registration form or contact any of the below:

Dermot: dobrieneng@optusnet.com.au

Graeme: graemed@afis.com.au

Eric: eca133@optusnet.com.au

 

Ocean Swim

For the Toby Flemming Swim Towards Wellness, please see this tab for details.

 

South Curl Curl Ocean Swim 2019

Curl Curl Ocean Swim 2019

See the results below (take your pick as to which view works best for you :))

All Swimmers: final results 2019 SCC ocean swim          final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – alpha sorted

Age Groups:

final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – u18

final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – 19-29

final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – 30-39

final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – 40-49

final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – 50-59

final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – 60-69

final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – 70+

Male / Female Results: final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – all females   final results 2019 SCC ocean swim – all males

Results can also be found at RaceSplitter.com using this link http://www.racesplitter.com/races/BC34F7C28

 

Congratulations to all swimmers, in particular our female and male overall winners – Jordan and Darrin.  It was a wonderful morning with perfect conditions and the girls definitely set the pace – not only was it the first time in the history of our race that a woman was the first out of the water at Freshie, but the next three swimmers were also female.  Well done girls!

Thanks as always to our sponsors Freshwater Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank and Allan Hall Business Advisors.  Huge thanks also to the Ward Family for coming down to present the Ken Ward memorial trophy to our winners.

Here is a short video of the event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-hPOU8z3T4&t=38s

Photos from the day will be available soon (apologies for the delay!) – a link will be posted on this page for viewing and all shots will be available for purchase with proceeds going to South Curly.

    

 

        

Race Information

The South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club annual ‘Ocean Swim’ Classic is an approximately 2km swim from South Curl Curl Beach, around the headland to Freshwater Beach. Swimmers are provided with a fantastic course taking in a small amount of reef, a small amount of blue water, but mostly sandy bottom. Spectators will enjoy practically 100% views of the swim as they follow along the walkway built along the Curly headland. Once the swim is completed, join your hosts back at the South Curly SLSC for a BBQ and presentations.

Start time:  8.30am, briefing 8.15am

Swim categories:  U18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Wave 1: U18 & 19-29 (fast swimmers request at rego desk to swim in Wave 1)
Wave 2: 30-39
Wave 3: 40-49
Wave 4: 50+

The Course Map

Entries On the Day

7:00 – 8:00am. South Curl Curl SLSC, Carrington Parade, Curl Curl, NSW 2096

Entry fee: on the day it’s $50, but only $40 if you enter before race day!

Online Entry

You can enter our event online via Oceanswims.com. Click here for direct link to online entries. And you can check on Progress entries here

Sponsors

The swim is proudly sponsored by  great local corporate supporters, please get behind them and return the favour. Without them we could not put on this great event.  Our ongoing thanks to Freshwater Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank, and Allan Hall Business Advisors.

Further Information and Contacts

If you need any further information, please email mail@southcurlcurlslsc.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

 

Gusto on the Beach

The stunning, newly renovated cafe, Gusto on the Beach is located within the Surf Life Saving Club. The venue, with a million dollar view,  was selected as the flagship store for Gusto coffee and has already become popular among joggers, people walking their dogs, surfers and swimmers who love its relaxed atmosphere and appreciate the joy of a good cup of coffee. The cafe menu has a variety of delicious breakfast and lunch items that can be enjoyed within the colourful cafe, seated outside in the salt air or to takeaway. Open 7 days from 6.30am.