Nippers Xmas Party Santa is coming!

Bulli SLSC Nippers Xmas party will begin at 9.30am this Sunday 15 December.

There will be some fun activivties on the beach for those wanting to participate.

A free BBQ will be on with sausage sandwiches and drinks. Santa will be arriving with lolly bags for all nipper kids that attend Sunday's Xmas party.

A jumping castle will also be available for the kids enjoyment so come along and have some family fun and enjoy the end of year break up party.


General Meeting Sunday 22 December

Dear Members

Bulli SLSC Inc will be holding a General Meeting for members at the Club Room at Bulli Beach on Sunday 22nd December at 4.00pm.

Christmas celebrations will be at the clubs major sponsor Bulli Workers club following the meeting.

All members & their families are invited to attend.


Hannah to shine in rounds 3-4-5 Nutri Grain @ Newcastle

Good luck to Hannah Minogue this weekend in Newcastle when rounds 3-4-5 are held in the Kellogg's Nutri Grain Iron Woman Series.

After gaining a 6th & 9th respectively in the first 2 rounds in Western Australia, Hannah is hoping to consolidate her current position of 6th in the point-score.  


Update re EDUCATION & LIFESAVING training this Thursday & Sunday

Please note - all patrolling members, junior parents & surf surf sports athletes dates listed below for club proficiency's; 

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC) proficiency will be held this Thursday 5/12/13 @ 6.30pm Bulli Surf Club. Mitch Hand & Mal Nelson will be conducting this proficiency's. Please note the time change and there will be no Spinal Management proficiency on this night as previously advertised. 

Bronze Medallion/Surf Rescue Certificate plus IRB crewman/drivers proficieny's will also be occurring this Sunday 8/12/13 @ 12 midday Bulli Surf Club (this date has not previously been advertised/listed). This has been a request from the junior activities section targeting junior parents with awards, but it is a full club proficiency as well. Dean Dudley & Scott Gordon will be conducting the proficiency's. 


Statistics about rips  

Dr Rob Brander aka Dr Rip.

Pull factor: Dr Rob Brander mapping the currents of rips at Bulli beach. Photo: Kirk Gilmour

Ocean rips kill more people in Australia on average each year than tropical cyclones, bushfires, floods and shark attacks combined.

Australia's top rip expert Rob Brander, of the University of NSW, analysed fatality figures from rips, natural disasters and shark attacks going back as far as 1852 to reveal the omnipresent danger of Australia's surf.

The study found that, on average, 21 people drown in rips around Australia each year, compared with eight killed in cyclones and six in bushfires.

When the data for 2004-11 was taken into account (the only years for which reliable rip fatality numbers are available), bushfires became the No.1 killer, claiming 27.1 lives a year. The higher bushfire death rate occurred because of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009, which killed 173 people.

Dr Brander said the number of confirmed rip deaths was probably an underestimate of the reality, because they were only confirmed when a witness described how the victim drowned.

''Unlike a disaster where there is a mass loss of life from one incident, rip currents do not have that shock value,'' Dr Brander said.

Dr Brander spent 2 weeks last season at our beach studying the tides, beach & rip patterns.