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What a Beaut! Boatie’s Best at Blacksmiths Beach

  Our Newport surfboat competitors did not disappoint at the 2020 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, a race report by Michael King. “A fantastic weekend of surfboats […] our best ever, topped by our first senior men’s gold medal since 2004.  Blacksmiths Beach didn’t make it easy, a gnarly, crunchy shore break at high tide, no […]

Lucky Seven – Newport Shines at States

Sunday March 8 and the 2020 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships wraps up following two weeks of gruelling competition. With a total of 6,000 competitors, 600 volunteers and 15,000 spectators, the host, Swansea Belmont SLSC had their hands full at Blacksmiths Beach. Raking up a total of 568 points, Newport SLSC wins the final Opens […]

Marlins and Dolphins Show a Determined Front at Branch Championships

There was no stopping our excited Newport SLSC Marlins and Dolphins at the Special Needs Branch Championships in Mona Vale as reported by Ian Crutch (aka Crutchy). “We had a strong representative team including, Jacob Rowe, Max Kneebone, Dylan Bracken, Advait Herror, James Fayers, Scott Roberts and Nic Walker.  The day started well with everyone turning […]

Gotcha4Life Fun Run – 22 March 2020

According to the Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for 2017: There were 65,300 suicide attempts in Australia, with over 3123 resulting in death. More than eight people die each day in Australia by suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age. 75% of people who died by […]

The 2020 Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic

The Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic attracts competitors from all over the country and offers the same format of a traditional surf carnival; a 10-12 minute race combining the four main disciplines of surf life saving into a single race; swimming, board paddling, ski paddling and running. Report by James Brooks, Coach