With the continuing hot weather in Wollongong Nina Crompton is looking forward to testing the new floating beach wheelchair to be launched today by Multiple Sclerosis Limited at Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club.

It marks a huge day for Nina as she has not been able to enjoy the beach since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis five years ago.

“I found out that I had multiple sclerosis in 2013, and the next year it had affected my legs,” she said.

“It’s been a long while since I last visited the beach and I can’t wait to feel the water under my feet and experience the cool sea breeze.”

Multiple Sclerosis Limited has worked with the Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club to give local people with limited mobility the ability to access the newly acquired beach wheelchair and spend a day at the beach with family and friends.

John Blewonski, Chief Executive Officer of Multiple Sclerosis Limited, thanked the Honda Foundation for donating the chair and said that it would be not just for people with MS but also will be available at no cost for others with similar disorders and disabilities.

“This chair is a significant step forward for wheelchair users and will improve their quality of life by getting them back onto the beach and in many cases into the water. It’s important that everyone has the opportunity to live an active and healthy lifestyle regardless of their personal circumstance or physical ability.”

Keith Caldwell, Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club President, said that it was a fantastic initiative by Multiple Sclerosis Limited and that he expected the new equipment will help people with a disability and their families have fun at the beach together.

“We’re lucky to have a beautiful beach and this initiative will ensure that everyone across the Illawarra region will be able to access it.”

Keith said that volunteer lifesavers would be on hand to assist wheelchair users at weekends and public holidays.

“The chairs will be handed over to the hirer for self-use, however our lifesavers will always be there to help out if they can.”

The Mobi Floating Beach Wheelchair (called the Mobi-Chair) is the world’s most popular amphibious rolling beach wheelchair. It provides a seamless transition from a wheelchair to the beach, and from the beach into the ocean.

Bookings for a beach wheelchair can be made by emailing bullisurfclub@gmail.com to arrange a time & date (on weekends & public holidays only)


NSW Youth Pathway Reps Holly Lucas & Chelsea 

January 24 @ Newport Beach 

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Outstanding effort today Chelsea Jones, Holly Holmesby & Lucas Ottaway helping Surf Life Saving NSW to a win in the Inter State Youth Pathways Pointscore๐Ÿ’ช



Education courses - more lifesavers for our club!

January 2019

Excellent work today by 13 of Bulli’s committed members in undertaking the Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management Course!

Also thanks to Surf Life Saving Illawarra President and Duty Officer Peter Evert for visiting and talking to the group about the role of the Duty Officers and Support Operations Team plus giving everyone a look through the Duty Officer vehicle.

Massive thankyou to our Director of Education Jamie Caldwell La Bucketsfor his energy over 2 days with 3 members completing the ARTC award & 13 with the SMBBM award.

Lifesaving & Education a winner in our club๐Ÿ‘



Shannon Eckstein Clinic Jan 2019 - great day!

What a great day at the Shannon Eckstein Clinic....โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ„‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ„‍โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŠ‍โ™€๏ธ i think there will be some tired little surf life savers tonight.

Thankyou to our members that assisted with tent set up & pack up, preparation of morning tea & lunch, water safety...close to 20 members committed in helping to make it a great day๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฅ™๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ—

Special thanks to Bulli Fruit & Deli for supllying all the freah fruit & salads!

But the real stars were Shannon Eckstein & Dan Norton-Smith....the way they communicated with the kids & made the day enjoyable for all. Shannon is the greatest ever ironman surf life saving has ever seen, so humble plus Dan one of the best coaches & a real nice guy! Borh real down to earth guys....

Thank you so much for your time & effort...it is greatly appreciated & over the years you have given the kids so much knowledge about surf sports, improving their skill sets, learn how to race mentality & physically, answered their questions๐Ÿ™

Must not forget the kids that came to the clinic from Warilla SLSC, Corrimal SLSC, Wollongong City SLSC & of course Bulli SLSC....thank you for supporting this event๐Ÿ‘

Well done to all of our kids that listen & learnt so much from the best ironman surf life saving has ever seen plus one of the best coaches going around as well. Thankyou to Shannon Eckstein & Dan Norton Smith๐Ÿ‘



Surf Life Saving Illawarra Reps - Open Men & Reserve Women Boat Crews Inter Branch

Congratulations to our Open Men & Reserve Women boat crews on gaining selection in the SLSI Inter-Branch Team for SLSNSW Inter-Branchs boat carnival @ Queenscliff Sunday 20 January.

Shane Geloven Dean Roberts Heath Mercer Ben Lowe Fraser Worthington

Shane Geloven Karla Erven Vida Oakes Tazmin Lancaster Ashley Rae

Adam Barlow (Team Manager)๐Ÿ‘