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Roll Call # 1

Background: The concept of Roll Call goes back to tradition days in Lifesaving where Members were called upon for different duties or social gatherings as an expectation of attendance. The roll was called to note attendance and sometimes there was a punishment for non attendance. Very similar to the concept of being in a beach patrol and fulfilling your obligation.

Of course, things have changed and nowadays and it’s a way for our membership to have something to feel apart of and attend no matter what part of the club you are interested in. Whether it be a Nipper, Patrolling Member, Surf Sport Competitor or “Friend of The Club”.

With the loss of our Clubrooms last season we called the Roll in various venues to support our sponsors and supporters as well as to provide a venue for Members to gather and bond.

This season we continue with the concept, but at The Club. Throughout the season we will change the events for Roll Call and include some lifesaving twists for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to see ALL members supporting this concept and support each other in our diverse Club environment.

Yours in lifesaving,

Brad Watson (Club Captain) and Tara Irvin (Vice Captain)

The Club Rebuild 2020/2021

We are about to enter a new era with our new Club Rooms ready for Life Saving Patrols. After more than a decade in the making, the biggest Surf Life Saving Club re-development in the state is complete. Boasting a new patrol and first aid area, training and change rooms, as well as a jet-ski storage area, the complete rebuild provides volunteer patrolling members state-of-the-art facilities that will sustain vital lifesaving services well into the future. Fundraising efforts by the club, as well as significant contributions from The State Government, Surf Life Saving SA and the Alexandrina Council supported the project. The Clubrooms will be opened in stages, with priority being given to getting lifesaving operations up and running, and having members familiarising themselves with the building and its technologies. After that upstairs will open and the club can’t wait to welcome South Australians to have a drink at the new bar with its magnificent views of Horseshoe Bay.

The Official Opening will be held on November 20th 2021.

Register Your Nippers

Ok,  so you have read the Nippers Handbook and want to join our Surf Club Family.

The members portal can be a bit daunting but if you just follow the instructions hopefully you will be able to navigate.

If you have any issues just give me and email, Chris at and I can try and assist.

Membership Fees 2021/2022.  (Click here for full Club membership details)

  • Nippers  $90.00. (Don’t forget you can use your Sports Voucher
  • Nipper Supporter (compulsory: one parent of a Nipper to register as a supporter): $30.00

Step 1.

Create your member portal or re-join and then complete payment. Remembering at least 1 Nipper Parent must be included at cost of $30.

Ready to go

slsc join – go right to the bottom of page as below:

To determine how to proceed from here, please continue below:

If you are having trouble watch these tutorials (bear in mind to choose Port Elliot as your Club.

Step 2.

Complete the medical form and return via email.

Medical Form

Step 3.

The Nipper Parent that has registered must have a WWWC. This is free and arranged via our club secretary. Follow the link and instructions below.

Working With Childrens Check

Step 4.

See you all on the beach for the Come & Try Day or Nippers starts officially on 13th November in our 2 group time slots.

Extra Step.

If you interested in the Water Safety Course just drop me an email and once we have set the date I will advise. It’s a new award and I look forward to seeing Member Parents gain some lifesaving skills. You never know you it may start a lifesaving journey you never thought you would….

Water Safety Course Requirements

Support Our Sponsors

For everything you have done for us in the past, everything you still do and continue to do, the members of Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club just want you to know how thankful we are, and we look forward to a prosperous future together.

 500 Club Members

Marcella Banks.             Elizabeth Keam            Chris and Leah Tapscott

200 Club Members

Bartel and Hall

Peter Cummings

Steward Cummings

Rodney and Janet Ellis

Flying Fish Cafe

Peter Francis and Lindsey Cowper

Claudia and Adrian Goldsmith

Indulgent Meats

Kennedy/North Family

Luxton Family

Robert Mooney

Port Elliot Local Post Office

Port Elliot Pharmacy

Port Elliot Physio

Lindsay Richards

The Bargain Barn

Thunderbird Port Elliot

Victor Medical Center


Many of our Nippers probably have their own mobile phones, so thought would try something new and get messages straight to them as well as their parents.  If you would like them to be involved please download the team app from google or app store to join.  (Please bear with us as we are trialling this for first time!) Of course everything will still be on our webpage, social media and emails.

Find us on Team App

Look forward to seeing you all on the beach in November.