StClairSLSC, Dunedin NZ.

Dear members,

Latest news from around the St Clair Surf Life Saving Club.

South Island IRB Champs

The annual South Island IRB Champs were held last Saturday, 7 March at Warrington Beach with St Clair taking out the overall Top Club honours ahead of our neighbours St Kilda and visitors from Christchurch, North Beach.

In the Women's Division, Briar Taylor and Maysha Ahrens were named top crew after winning all four races. In the Under 21 division, Angus Mackenzie and Arthur Ibbotson were named top crew winning three out of the four races.

View full results on the SLSNZ website.

Otago Junior Champs

The annual Otago Junior Surf Life Saving Champs were held last Sunday, 8 March at Warrington Beach with a large group of St Clair juniors taking out the overall title!

Congratulations to all age group winners:

  • Under 14; Karamuu Taratoa- Bannister and Hannah Matehaere
  • Under 12; Felix Hill and Olivia Andrew
  • Under 10; Ollie Sinclair and Jade Fairweather
  • Under 8; – Francessca McCready
Otago Junior ChampsNathan and Karaumu Otago Junior ChampsAnnie Kennedy-Atchison

SLSNZ Nationals

Our team departs to Gisborne wednesday morning at 9pm flying through to Napier, via Wellington and then driving through to Gisborne. Competition stars on Friday and going through till Sunday the athletes will be looking forward to pulling on the white and black cap and doing their best.

A big thanks must go to Dennis Trembath and Jeff Foster for towing the board/ski trailer up and for everyone whose helped in the organising process. Keep an eye on the clubs Facebook page for on beach updates!!

View more details about Nationals on the SLSNZ website.

Junior Surf Update

Saturday was our last club day for the season and the weather gods weren’t to kind to us for this day. However there were over 50 people who turned up and braved the conditions. Thanks to James Rolfe for talking to us about the IRB side of the surf club and showing us the engines!

Our junior prize giving will be held on Friday 20th March so bring a plate and we will recognise all those who have performed well over the season. I would also like to thank those parents who have helped out on club day or who have been age group manager for the season. Without your help we wouldn't have the club.
Brent Wolf, Junior Surf Co-ordinator.

Southern Region Champs Footage

Check out the drone footage from the recently held Southern Region Champs at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch.

DHL Safer Beaches Campaign

DHL are running a social media campaign in Australia and New Zealand to thank Lifeguards for the work they do over the summer to help keep our beaches safe.

For every entry SLSNZ will receive $1 to a maximum of $1,000 and each week one entrant here in NZ will receive a $250 beach prize pack. All entrants are asked to nominate a Surf Life Saving Club as part of their entry. At the end of the campaign an overall winner will be announced and the club nominated by the winner will receive a $1,000 donation from DHL.
View the DHL Safer Beaches webpage.

Did you know?

The first ever Gold Medals won by St Clair were won by Wally Jarvis in 1935 at Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth.
That year Wally was the winner of the Men's Belt Race and Individual Surf Race.

A remarkable family, the Jarvis' boys also featured Wally's brothers Sidney and John who also won National titles for St Clair.

Wally Jarvis and the Otago Swim TeamNgamotu Beach, New Plymouth

Club roles

The club is currently on the look out for a keen member to maintain the garden area on a regular basis.
Email us at if you are interested in taking on this role.

In the community

Sunday saw the first Helberg Disability surf day held at the salt water pool due to the beach conditions. It was really great to see the team of Joel, Cam, Nelson, Jody, Carina, Nathan, Ben, Lachie, Hamish, Alex and Aleisha in the pool assisting the kids move around the pool on Stand up paddle boards. Photos can be found on the clubs Facebook page. Massive thumbs up team!!


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