Funeral Service for Helen Jones (wife) of Life Member John Jones OAM 

Bulli Surf Life Saving Club offers its condolences to Life Member John Jones OAM who lost his lovely wife Helen last Friday (9 January) to a long battle with illness. Helen was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the club and both spent many years enjoying their time within Bulli Surf Life Saving Club.

Now living in Queensland John & Helen built a great amount of friendships with the surf life saving movement.

John (known as JJ) gained his Life Membership in the 1970-1971 season, he was an accomplished swimmer who turned his hand to coaching some of the hidden talents at Bulli including surf swimmers, R & R teams.

He is also the foundation President of Surf Life Saving New South Wales Juvenile Association (Nippers).

John held positions of Swim Coach, Secretary, Treasurer & Club Captain. John is also a Life Member of Surf Life Saving Queensland & Australia. Out prayers & thoughts are with John & his family at this sad time.

The funeral for Helen will be held on this Thursday 15 January 3.00pm at Centenary Memorial Gardens, the suburb of Sumner, Queensland.


Shannon Eckstein Nipper Clinic 7 February 2015


O'Grady wins Xmas Day swim 

54 swimmers greeted the starters command under blue sky & ok water temperature for the club's annual Xmas Handicap swim...

1st was Lachlan O'Grady, one of our open surf sports guys, with Coen Taylor U13 boy in 2nd & previous winner Iszak Lunney in 3rd.

As usual we had athletes lodging complaints about their handicaps (protests dismissed straight away).

Presentation happened afterwards with many swimmers walking away with some extra presents. 



Xmas Day Swim - all welcome


All members from U10's through to Life Members are welcome to join in and have a social swim around the cans celebrating the Xmas period.

The swim has been attracting between 40-50 members each year. A quick presentation happens after the swim where some lucky members receive some extra Xmas presents/prizes!!

25 December 9.30am Report for a 10am start  Please make sure that you are there by 9.30am so handicap times can be set prior to the swim.

Entry Fee - Adults 2 x drinks

Entry Fee - Children (U18) 1 x soft drink/juice plus chocolate


PATROL TEAMS Rostered on Xmas Day are;

9am-12midday Patrol Team No.1 (Scott Gordon)

12midday-2.15pm Patrol Team 2 (Dave Greene)

2pm-4.15pm Patrol Team 4 (Dean Roberts)

3.45pm-6pm Patrol Team 8 (Nathan Flint) 


Wishing all club members, sponsors & supporters a Safe & Merry Xmas along with a Happy New Year.


Australian Representatives - Open Men's Crew

Congratulations to Bulli Men's A boat crew consisting of Shane Geloven (sweep) Ben Lowe Heath Mercer Dean Roberts Adam Barlow (filling in for Dan Porra) who contested the SLSA selection trials yesterday at Elourea.

Strong racing against the best crews in Australia resulting in the crew being selected as the Australia Life Saving representative open men's crew for the Trans Tasman Test Series in New Zealand in February 2015.

To say the boys are excited is an under-statement!

This is the 2nd Bulli crew in it's history that has been selected to represent Australia in a Trans Tasman Series, the 1st one being back in 1991 Robbie Meijer, Mark Davies, Peter McLaren, Rod Mercer & Chris Mercer.

Rod (father) & Heath (son) now representing Australia 24 years apart, how good is that.

Bulli has a strong history with members representing Australia in surf sports, education & lifesaving, with previously 17 members on 47 occasions represent our country. Now we have 22 members in our 102 years of history that have gone on and represented our country.