The Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club was well represented at the 2016 Australian Surf Life Saving Titles held on the Sunshine Coast at Alexandra Headland this month. Six boat crews represented the club in the Men’s 240+, the Ladies 160+ and the Men’s 180+, the Open Men’s Reserves, the Open Women’s and the Under 18’s. The MAL’s 160+ and KEC’s 180+, both in the Masters Divisions brought home bronze and silver medals respectively. These are the first Aussie medals in the boat events ever for the club. The MAL’s who took home Gold at the State Titles took on their old (but new) nemesis from Batemans Bay. In really tough racing the MAL’s crossed the line to take the Bronze medal.
Mals Medal

The KEC’s who raced strongly all year brought their Country Gold Medal winning form into the Aussies. Finishing well in the heats they took that form into the final. Again in tough racing placing’s were left to the line judges who gave them 2nd by 1.5 inches to the boys from Tallebudgera.
KECS medal preso

The Clydesdales 240+ raced the best they have all year and were unlucky not to make the finals. The Open Men’s Reserves made the cut after forgetting their sweep and were knocked out in the early elimination round. The Open Women’s, who mostly backed up from the MAL’s raced gallantly into round 7. The junior boys (who by the way now feature on all Aussie Competitors chests) rowed really well to make the Semi Finals.

Jnrs TShirt Jnrs Tshirt 2

What a great result for a small club from the Mid North Coast. Congratulations to all of the sweeps and rowers on what was an amazing effort.


The recently completed $2.5M Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club building enjoyed its first unofficial function on Christmas Eve when the doors were opened for the Classic Crescent Head Santa Surf. The building replaces the existing building which was built in the 1970’s which offers club members and the wider community the opportunity to enjoy some of the best views on the Mid North Coast. The building which was completed with funding from the Commonwealth and NSW State Government as well as club funds will be officially opened in August 2016. There are still some on going works which we hope will be completed shortly .The new building includes a kiosk, the PANDANUS Room and an operations area which provides the surf life savers purpose built, contemporary facilities to keep the beach safe for the community and visitors to the area.