Category Archives: PATROLS

Safety around Walking Path

The most serious safety issue for rocky shore explorers is the threat to life caused by the “freak wave”. It usually surges across the rocky shore, ambushing the unwary. 

An unsuspecting person can easily be washed off a rock into deep water. You can easily drown, or be swept against barnacle-encrusted rocks.


• No matter how safe a rocky shore may seem, never walk on wet rocks or near the edge

• Always keep a lookout for infrequent large waves.

• If you get swept in swim away from the rocks, never try and get out.

• Never go in the water to try and help, call 000 and reassure and reaffirm to the victim, stay calm and swim out to sea.



Club Contact Directory

Below is a guide of who to contact as your first port of call regarding any issues you may find or have at the Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club.


Membership information can be found on our website (by clicking here).

Alternatively contact or for assistance.

If you are having trouble with logging into your member’s portal account, try the forgot password or username links first.

If you no longer have access to the e-mail address you created the account with, then you will need to contact for assistance with the addresses above.

Working with Children Checks

Instructions to apply for a Working with Children Check can be found on our website (by clicking here).

Alternatively contact for assistance.

Patrol Gear Faults

Report to your Patrol Captain or App user on patrol and put the comments in the section of the electronic patrol log. Alternatively email

Patrol Operations Apps issues when on patrol contact Surfcom on 13SURF.

Members Representative

The Member’s Representative is a member of Club Council and can take any member’s issues to Club Council meetings held on the second Friday of every month. E-mail to get in touch.


Nippers has concluded for the 2021/2022 season. Contact for assistance.

Junior Carnivals

There is no junior manager at present, please contact surf sports who may be able to assist.

Surf Sports

Contact for assistance.

Online Training

For help with the online training through your members portal contact


At present we are not taking bookings and unable to answer enquiries re bookings.


For any enquiries contact For opening hours visit Clubhouse Facilities.

Building Faults

If you have an issue with the building that you think requires attention:

Alternatively e-mail

IT Issues

Contact for assistance.

This includes the Club’s internal IT systems, WiFi, Network, computers AV gear.

It does not include SLSA/SA Apps, for this you need to contact Surf Life Saving SA direct 8354 6900 (or Surfcom while on patrol, 13SURF).

Finance & online payments

Payments can be made online through our website.

Contact for assistance.

Key information

Information about applying for a key and eligibility can be found on our website.

To apply for a key e-mail

If you lose your fob contact Ben 0448 492 767 or email ASAP so we can deactivate. (It can always be reactivated again if you find it)

For confidential or personal issues contact the President or Club Captain.

If you are not sure who to contact e-mail and it will find a way to who it’s supposed to get to.

Patrol hours record, operations app and iPad

This season, SLSSA have asked that the operations app (either on a mobile device or computer) is used to sign on, update changes throughout the day, record hours and sign off at the end of the day. The club iPad is listed as minimum patrol equipment as well (however you can use your own device or computer if you prefer).

As a result, paper logbooks no longer need to be filled in for patrols (they will for water safety such as nippers and carnival training though).

Access to sign on and off, and record hours, is limited to who is listed as the Patrol Captain and Vice Patrol Captain by default. If someone else requires access, please call the Lifesaving Services Officer. 

If all else fails, or you are having trouble with the app, Surfcom are there to assist either by radio, or on 13SURF. If it’s a lengthy conversation asking for assistance with the app, it may be better to call them.

Regarding hours, these are recorded by the Patrol Captain (or Vice) through the app, so you must report to them when you start and finish patrol to ensure your hours are recorded. To the app user recording hours: if the member leaves early, edit their finishing time but leave their name checked. If you uncheck their name, hours will be deleted from the record. Surfcom don’t see this list of people signed on for patrol, but the number of people on patrol should be updated on the patrol status tab.

As soon as patrol is signed off, your hours will appear under your members portal account at

These are time frames that each patrol log has to be reviewed by Club Officers and submitted to SLSSA. A reminder to check your patrol hours in your member’s portal within a week after your patrol and let us know if there are any errors. After this, we may not be able to credit your hours. Note this is only for rostered patrols, not water safety such as Nippers, Same Wave, Carnival Training etc. These water safety logs still need to be entered manually and may take a few weeks for officers to complete.

If you don’t know your login details, please get in touch as we can sort them out for you.

For more information, contact the Lifesaving Services Officer,

Merchandise and Uniforms


The Club offers various Club branded merchandise and Patrol Uniforms for purchase by member

Unfortunately all merchandise needs to be pre-ordered, but we do have limited stock of hiz viz, nipper rashies and sun safe hats, bathers and some clothing. For any merchandise details please email Sonia at

Patrol Uniform Price

  • Lycra patrol cap – $10
  • Uniform top – $15
  • Uniform shorts – $15
  • Broad brim hat or peaked cap – $10
  • Reversible patrol cap for competitions – $20 – not currently available. On order, tba.

The Club does not profit from selling minimum required uniforms, they are sold at the SLSA cost price plus a small allowance for freight.


Contact Us

To get in touch, please send us an email –

We do have a phone number, which is (08) 8554 3155, however as we generally only operate on weekends throughout the summer, this number is generally not monitored. The best method is e-mail as we can direct it to the appropriate person, who may not be present on the beach when you call.

In an emergency call 000.