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Dear Members,

What an absolutely busy month we have had. Since our last newsletter we have hosted two carnivals on our beach, had over 80 volunteers assist with the Sun Run, had a number of teams and individuals compete for North Steyne, and we welcomed 24 Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) graduates to our patrols. This means that all our volunteers have been working overtime, so a big THANK YOU   to everyone! Our can-do attitude once again has put us head and shoulders above the rest and has demonstrated the great teamwork we have at North Steyne.
While people were busy on the beach, a number of us were busy thinking about our future. We have commenced putting in place a strategy and defining our goals to 2025. What is clear is that we have many strengths we can build on to make us a stronger Club in the future. We also have many smart and passionate people that can help get us there. After two sessions at the Club, we have now formed a number of working groups to look at financial sustainability, our place in the community, what is means to belong to North Steyne, lifesaving and training & education. If anyone is interested in getting involved with these working groups, please contact me at, and I can link you into the discussions.  

Good luck to all our competitors as they head to the NSW State Championships over the next couple weeks. From our Nipper’s teams to our experienced Champion Lifesavers, we are all very proud of you no matter the result. Good luck also to our Boaties who have a number of key competitions coming up as well. Great to see so many members competing in the black and gold. Go North Steyne!

Chris Gibbs Stewart

Lifesaving @ NS

A massive thank you to all patrolling members this past month for stepping up and volunteering additional hours to assist at BBQ's, the SunRun and Carnivals. I say it again and again, our people make the club!

As Club Captain, Water Safety is paramount for me and I would like to say special thanks to our watermen for always putting safety first.  For Nippers, Jon Colwell and Bernie Burrows, from years of experience on our beach, know the best and safest ways to enter the water during training sessions.  

Dave Guthrie, our IRB Captain is outstanding, not only at organising IRB drivers and crews at each and every event but as a driver himself.  Pictured below is a shot of him teaming up with our Junior Boatie, Peter Marais, as water safety for the Boat Carnival.

I would also like to mention Mark Stewart, he is invaluable in the IRB. He crewed with me on the second day of the Boat Carnival and at closing, wow did Mark show his strength.  When removing the buoys it was not as straight forward as usual as the buoys anchor was tangled with the shark nets and it took all Mark's patience and strength to retrieve them.  Mark certainly earnt his drink vouchers this day!!!
Good Luck to all our patrolling members competing in State Championships, don't forget to tell your PC if you're going to be away and try to get a sub if you're missing a patrol.  Join the NSSLSC Community Facebook group or reach out to your PC with any concerns.

See you on the beach!
Dan Hillier
Club Captain

 Competition @ NS

Our competition members have had a very busy, and fun, time over the past month with carnival after carnival!

Our Australia Day Boat Carnival was a massive success, and even bigger than last year with over 162 crews racing! This makes it the largest Surf Boat Carnival within the State! The first day of the carnival provided a great opportunity for our junior crews, North Steyne Shenanigans (U19 Female) and North Steyne Mullets (U19 Male) a chance to race in their very first carnival. On day two, we saw the surf pick up, with lots of rolling boats and amazing work by our water safety team rescuing not only oars but rowers too! The North Steyne Neds (Open Male), North Steyne Buccaneers (Reserve Males) and Tigerlillies (Reserve females) had amazing races with the Tigerlillies making it through to the semifinals.

Special thanks to David Cowell and all the amazing helpers on the Carnival BBQ over the two days and to our incredible supporters, Manly Lions Club. Thank you to all volunteers on the First Aid Tent including the lifesaving competition team who also helped with set up.  The young juniors boaties contribution was outstanding, backing up a day of racing to spend the second day covering the IRB and first aid shifts. A huge thank you must also to Dan H, Jack W, Dave G, Mark S for amazing water safety.  Congratulations to all the Boaties and to all the helpers over the weekend, this is one our largest fundraisers for the year!

The Mullets and Shenanigans backed up their carnival debut to race at Collaroy Young Guns on 31st  January. Despite the not so ideal conditions, the crews did amazing and Ross was a true team player, rowing through despite some very bruised ribs!

The Neds, have also managed to compete in two rounds of Ocean Thunder on 30th January and this past weekend 20th February at Dee Why. The boys had some solid races under some challenging surf conditions.

Moving to Lifesaving and Masters events, we had success at our various Branch Championships events. The theory components were held at Branch head office at Warriewood on 25th and 26th January followed by the practical (water and beach events) on 14th February. Our masters team competed at Palm Beach in early January and with very tricky surf conditions and lots of bluebottles saw the team only compete in board races, with the swim being cancelled. Huge congrats to Erin Colwell, Lou Lou Stanley and Sal Riberio for competing in their first masters competitions! The Champion Lifesaver event also saw four of our younger members compete for the first time in the U17 female and all of them did so well.

On Sunday 14th February, North Steyne hosted the Branch Championships for Juniors, Masters and Open Beach events, 1km/2km run for nippers and all ages as well as Lifesaving events, R&R and the iconic march past. Massive thank you to everyone who has helped with ensuring we run these events in a very COVID compliant and successful way. Dave Guthrie, IRB Captain, has been key in ensuring we have all our water safety and water area set up for all the carnivals – thanks Dave for making all this possible. A special thanks also to Ally S, Chris S, Claire O, Janice F, Cath H and Paul M for all their help behind the scenes to make these carnivals a success.  For more photos and all the results please visit our website news.

Lock it in! We are so excited to hold our Club Championships this year on Sunday 28 March! Open for members who are SRC and Bronze Proficient (U14 and upwards). Draft program will be released soon!

And lastly, Training is held every Saturday 7-8am and Sunday 8-9am. Bring your hi vis rashie and googles and enjoy a mix of boards and swimming. All fitness levels welcome. 
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Look forward to seeing you at the beach
Sarah Lally
Competition Director

Nippers @ NS

What a huge month for Nippers this has been!  With North Steyne so well represented by Emilie Morris and Oskar Townsin-Brant at this season’s Junior Lifesaver of the Year awards with Emilie being awarded the overall winner (female). All JLOTY’s had to submit a detailed proposal for an initiative within surf life saving, attend workshops and interviews – a rigorous process! Emilie’s concept was around supporting the mental health of lifesavers who attend traumatic incidents. Oskar’s proposal was to implement a buddy system on patrol for SRCs. Both incredible efforts.

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) success this month! The biggest and most resilient SRC group for many years finally got through their assessment this month after many delays and postponements due to surf conditions and COVID. They received their uniforms from Club legends Jack Sutherland and Simon Fry who shared some words of wisdom with our new lifesavers. Say hello if you happen to see them on patrol in their shiny new uniforms. Congratulations to them and thanks to trainer Jodie Frazer, age managers Kevin Kehoe, Shaun and Nikki Parren, water safety crew Roger van der Zandt, Steve Hanson and Roger Brant.
North Steyne was well represented at the Branch Beach Championships, with the 1km run held at our club this year. Our Nippers placed 2nd in the U12 girls and U10 boys and 3rd in the U9 boys. We also had a team of over 30 Nippers competing at the Branch Water Championships at Palm Beach and despite some challenging conditions with the surf and seaweed, it was exciting to watch the North Steyne kids making it through heats and into numerous finals. Our nippers placed 1st in U10 Boys Board, 2nd in U10 Boys Board Relay, U9 Girls Board Relay and U9 Boys Board Relay, 3rd in U10 Boys Swim Team and U9 Boys Board and U9 Boys Swim. Such a fantastic result.

Lastly, our Nipper State Team of 31 Nippers will represent North Steyne at the NSW Nipper State Championships in Swansea Belmont from Thursday 25th February to Sunday 28th February. The team were very proud to receive their uniforms from board coach Tom Bedingfield at a ceremony at the clubhouse last Saturday. We wish every one of our team the very best of luck and know that they will represent North Steyne SLSC with distinction.

See you on the beach!
Brian Mariotti & Hillary Burrows
North Steyne SLSC Junior Activities Chairs



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Cadets @North Steyne

Summer may be nearly over but cadet activities continue at North Steyne. March will see the return of the postponed Steyn'd Challenge which includes some of the activities listed below and some long awaited social events.  Keep an eye on socials and Team App for more info as dates are confirmed.

Sunday 14 Mar -North Steyne/Manly to Shelly Beach paddle or swim
Sunday 21 Mar - Water Safety for Cerebral Palsy 2020 swim Shelly Beach

Tuesday Apr 6 - First Aid Course at North Steyne SLSC, 9am-4pm.
**RSVPs essential to book your spot:

Sunday 11 Apr - Rookie Team Challenge @ 9.30am
Sunday 18 Apr - Cadets on the BBQ - helpers required for 2 hr shifts

Thank you to the North Steyne cadet helpers on the First Aid Tent at the recent Branch carnival, hosted at North Steyne. This offered a great opportunity to practice your skills (luckily we only had a few minor incidents) and your help was very much appreciated.

It's been great to see our new SRCs on patrol over recent weeks. This large group was finally assessed in early Feb after COVID and weather delays impacting the already delayed assessment date(s). The group has been busy in recent weeks, assisting with Nippers water safety on Sundays, as well as attending their rostered patrols. And they are already getting into the great habit of finding subs if they can't attend own patrol. Awesome effort by all!

Jodie Fraser
Youth Director

General Activities

Friday Sips are on this Friday 26th February.  All welcome from 6.30pm! And Sunday Sessions at the Clubroom Bar at up and running every Sunday from 12pm midday. Come along and join in the community buzz, buy a beverage or two, especially the yummy Ned Whiskey mixers;  Say hi to Paul our Licensee, Claire our General Activities Director and our other friendlly RSA staff. Enjoy the best view in Manly (wouldn't you agree?)
A big shout out to The A Team, The A-minus Team, the Boaties, Competitors, Nipper Parents, SRC/Cadets and all who have given up their time to run the BBQ this season.  We still have a couple of shifts to fill, so please if there are any random volunteers out there who may want to help - Please contact Claire on 0412586439.


Peta Kilgour, owner & head coach, Elements of Fitness,  is partnering with us to allow members to join in her fitness classes each & every Tuesday at North Steyne!
Check out her website for the timetable and specials for the grand opening day 

Calendar of Events

click through to the website calendar of events
includes important Patrol dates, Nipper dates, Carnival dates,
General activities
Education courses
  • Thur 25th - NSW State Championships commence at Swansea/Belmont
  • Fri 26th - Club Bar open for Friday night SIPS
  • Fri 5th to Sun 7th - Australian Surfboat Rowing League, Mollymook
  • Sun 7th - Last day of Nippers for Season 2020/21
  • Sun 7th - Nippers Presentation in the Club Hall: Age groups U6, U7, U8
  • Sat 13th - Nippers Presentation at Balgowlah RSL: Age groups U9 to U13
  • Sat 13th - Sun 14th - State Championships for Lifesaving and Masters
  • Fri 19th - Sun 21st - State Championships for Surfboats
  • Fri 26th - Club Bar open for Friday night SIPS
  • Sun 28th - Club Championships
N.B.  The North Steyne 22nd Ocean Swim date is still to be confirmed, but we can say it is tentatively booked for Sunday 2nd May - subject to council approval.  Stay Tuned!!!

Our Supporters

A huge thank you again to our volunteers at the Northern Beaches Council Sun Run.  What an incredible effort raising valuable funds for our great club!
Thanks to Orla Keen for sharing her great photos!!

Community Meat
Raffle Fundraiser

North Steyne will host the meat raffle at Balgowlah RSL 
on the following 


If you would like to volunteer to sell tickets on the night, please contact Dave.  It is a great night out for the whole family, an easy dinner, good food whilst supporting our community.

Manly Lions

Manly Lions have kindly donated these hand sanitiser products, ideal for the spare in your mum's car or in your gym bag!

Available from the Club Bar or BBQ while stocks last.

This is a 100mL bottle that has been distilled by the Ironbark Brewery to the World Health Organisation approved formula being over 80% alcohol.


COVIDSAFE protocols for our surfclub are still in play. We ask you please to still limit your time in the clubhouse, always sign on using the QR code and maintain the safe hygiene practises at all times.  This is still best practise to ensure we keep COVID -19 away from our area until a vaccine is approved.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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