November 2016 

Recent Events

Porirua Sports Awards | It was a hugely sucessful evening for Titahi Bay SLSC at the recent Porirua Sports Awards held at Te Rauparaha Arena. Marty McDowell had an epic night, winning both Sportsman of the Year and the Overall Supreme Sport Award, the U23 Women's Surf Boat Crew (The Timders) took out Team of the Year, Steven Kent won the Kapi-Mana Elite Award for his results in swimming and surf lifesaving, and Bronagh Ryan took out the Sportswoman of the Year title for swimming! Congratulations also to Brian Grace, Brooklyn Saunders and Caitlin Clarke who were nominated for awards for canoe racing!

Titahi Bay SLSC Life Member Jim Campbell (pictured below, centre) recalled taking out the Supreme Sport Award at the first ever Porirua Sports Awards in 1969. Read more here.

Surf Lifeguard Award | Congratulations to our newest lifeguards who passed their exam today at Foxton Beach! You'll see these guys on patrol soon!

Junior Surf Zone

*Nippers CANCELLED Sunday 13 November due to water conditions*

Feel free to pop into the club at normal Nipper time to sign up for the carnival next week and purchase merchandise. 

Sunday Nipper training started up again on Sunday 30 October and it was fantastic to see the beach packed with new and returning Nippers! Thanks to all of the volunteers who joined us either on the beach, in the water or in the kitchen - we couldn't do it without your help!

Pipi's | Our Pipi programme is running again this year for the younger siblings of our junior surf members and is a lot of fun! Register your interest with our Nipper Coordinators.

Junior Surf Carnival Dates | View the Capital Coast Junior Events for the 2016/2017 season. Please note venues and dates could be subject to change.
Coming Up
Capital Coast Whitehorse #1 | CANCELLED due to water conditions. We advise against swimming in the Bay area until further notice.

Boaties | Surf Boat meeting and BBQ at the club on Sunday 13 November at 6:30pm (after training). All crews to attend.

Craft Training | Training days for the craft squad Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm and on Sunday 4:30 - 5:30pm (the Sunday times may vary due to Nippers). 
We will not have a coach physically at trainings but we will have a trainer Bronagh Ryan who will be taking the training that is set by Dan Grant (last year's coach and this year's mentor). Onolata Little will be coordinating the Junior/Senior Craft Athletes and is your first point of contact in regards to any questions about training, gear allocations/notifications of damages and carnivals.

Round 1 of the NZ Surf Boat Series | will be held at Titahi Bay SLSC this season. Join us in hosting the Wellington Super Surf Boat Event on Saturday 3 December and catch our crews competing against clubs from around the country.

In the Spotlight | Lizzy Bunckenburg

This month we interviewed Lizzy Bunckenburg, a long-time competitor and patrolling lifeguard at Titahi Bay SLSC. Lizzy has been the junior surf coach at Worser Bay SLSC for the last three seasons and now joins the junior surf team as the Titahi Bay Oceans Team coach.

Day Job: Endocrine and Diabetes Nurse
Dream Job: Multi Sport/Adventure Racer
Favourite NZ beach? Oakura, New Plymouth
What got you started is SLS, how many years have you been involved? In 2004  we were swimming with the McDowell's at Porirua swimming club when Margaret suggested we come along to the club, 12 years later still love it!
Surf Lifesaving highlight? Nationals 2009 - challenging surf, good results and overall the club did really well. A great weekend away.
What is the best advice you have been given? Everyone has the same amount of time in a day, it's up to you how you use it" - Steve Gurney
Something people might not know about you? I'm definitely taller than my twin sister Kathryn.
Looking forward to this season? Decent surf :) I'm looking forward to being involved in a great club of people. Assisting with the junior surf coaching and creating an exciting and fun training environment, while helping the athletes challenge themselves, overcome fears and achieve their goals.
Subs | Subs for senior and associate members are still open and we encourage people to pay these as soon as possible. Remember you cannot use gear or club facilities (i.e. the bar) until these are paid. Donations | A huge thank you to all of our re-registered members who have submitted donations with their subs - we sincerely appreciate your generosity.

Members | Remember that it is everyone's responsibility to keep the club and facilities clean and safe. Mop up after yourself, get rid of your rubbish and make sure that the windows are closed and the building is alarmed when you leave it.

Club Merchandise | We have a large variety of merchandise available for financial members to purchase. Check out the Merchandise List or the Merchandise Gallery on our website. Contact Jenna Middleton for more information about merchandise and uniform this season. Club Togs are now heavily reduced! We have limited sizes in stock so get in quick - girls/women's now $30, boys/men's now $20.
Basketball Singlets | these are brand new and are available to purchase now! $50 each and available in sizes 4 - 16 and S - 3XL.
Want to get fit for the season, train with your fellow clubbies and see more of the beautiful Bay area? Get along to the surf club on Tuesday nights to join the pack running the Whitireia Park loop (8km). You're free to run/walk at your own pace and smash personal records while building a bit of club spirit and getting to know fellow members! 
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