bronte surf life saving club
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Bronte SLSC Lifesaving Policies & Procedures

Please be aware of the following surf club policies and procedures that apply to all members: 
First Patrol of the season - Saturday 29th September 2018
Last Patrol for the season - Sunday 28th April 2019

If you have not patrolled with Bronte before, email Bronte Patrol   and include the following: 

  • Your name, email and mobile number
  • Your preference for Saturday AM or PM, - or - Sunday AM, Mid Day, or PM
    Every effort is made to meet patrol requests, you will be advised of the patrol you are allocated to. 


Use of Club Rescue Boards

Bronte is one of the most dangerous beaches in Sydney and we strongly encourage all proficient SRC & Bronze members to make full use of club boards to continually improve their skills.
We have a range of boards suited to all skill levels, from beginner to expert. 
A quick reference guide
  • Beginner boards; Dolphin & Bennett soft boards 
  • Intermediate-Advanced; Bennett & Kracka fibreglass & epoxy boards - by far, our most popular boards for patrol and general water safety duties
  • Advanced-Expert; Dolphin hybrid boards (a darker yellow/orange colour and more streamlined)  Suited to club members who are training with a view to progressing to race boards. 
We understand that inevitably some boards may get damaged and we have a no-blame policy when damage is not sustained through misuse.

  • Boards marked with a red PATROL sticker are for Patrol use ONLY – they are the only boards that should be used on patrol, and returned to the racks in the patrol room
  • All boards excluding patrol boards must be returned to the racks after Nippers each week. 
  • Whenever you use any board, PLEASE hose it down using the recycled water tap before you return it to a rack 
  • NEVER stack boards on top of each other resting on the fin (see example below).   
  • Boards should not be intentionally ridden over the rocks of the bogey hole or up onto the sand – both cause fin damage
  • Boards should be carried not dragged along the sand
In the event of damage, please mark the board clearly – there are yellow tags in the patrol room, or let the club know so that we can arrange for the board to be repaired.
Thank you for your understanding and assistance in maintaining our club resources.

Patrol Contacts

Patrol Rosters  Garry Luscombe
Club Captain:  James McLennan
Club Vice Captain:  Garry Luscombe                
Chief Training Officer: Sam Stone
Lifesaving & Education Administration: Kimberly Johns