South Coast Branch









Welcome to the South Coast branch’s web page.

Branch Contact Details

President: Ian Picton 
Mobile: 0421 601 222
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Vice President: Terry Jansen
Mobile: 0402 553 984
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Vice President: Bryan Rugg
Mobile: 0414 487 124
Secretary: Sandra Gould
Mobile:  0402 806 622
Treasurer: Judy Horsey
Mobile: 0405 630 073
Address: C/O Ian Picton, 71 Doris Avenue, Woonona, NSW 2517

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AGM Saturday 16 May 2020 7pm Via ZOOM.

The time has come again for the Annual General Meeting to be held.  Unfortunately we cannot have it in the traditional manner that normally included the meeting followed by a catch up over dinner and/or drinks.  This Year due to the Covid-19 requirements for social distancing, we will be having a virtual AGM via the ZOOM application.  The virtual meetingwill be held on Saturday the 16 May at 7pm.

Current committee members will receive an email prior to this date with the joining instructions and password to the meeting.  As with all AGM’s, it is open to the community, to enable everyone to be involved in the decision making process for the organisation.  Should you as an individual like to attend the meeting, please respond to Bryan Rugg (Vice President) via email or text with your email address and we will provide you with the information required to be part of the meeting.

The South Coast Branch has a diverse and welcoming committee ad as those of you that have been to our events, understand the need to ensure we have a good number of volunteers at each event. Please consider this as an invitation to our AGM that will also help us to comply with the requirements of our organisation.

Looking forward to hearing form those looking to assist.

Event Calendar



Recent Event / Hands on Day

Thirroul – Saturday 7 December 2019

297 Total numbers for DSA Thirroul 7th Dec
47 Brave and courageous participants
42 Support carers
91 Returning exp volunteers
and we added;
– 117 new volunteers to our ever growing DSA family.
A BIG welcome to the Helensburgh Tigers and Tiger Lillies players and families, with over 42 members attending.
Welcome and congratulations on yesterdays efforts.
*  Great day starting in the pool, with Connor Gilfoye crowned 2019 Single Paddle (Push) Champion.
– The Footy CODE Challenge AFL v/s NRL, Tigers V/s Tigers
2019 Champion is the Northern Districts Tigers (AFL).

* Sand modelling and ‘Toss the Sand Bag’ winners were Tkaiah Johnson and Thomas Wormleaton.

Our participants went straight out of the pool and into the surf. With the swell not falling as the tide went out, the waves were clean and the white wash straight, so there was plenty of fun to be had by all.
* Novice surfer of the day was awarded to Tricia Schattler, who was back in the surf after 30 years and loved it.
*  Wave of the day was won by Luke Meharg, riding his wave right up onto the sand…Did I mention that we broke a few fins with the dry sand finishes…
*  Wipeout of the day (full roll over and near drowning) was awarded to Lochlan Brodala.
*  Longest tube ride, a 6 second coverage ,was awarded to Connor Pierce.
*  Most Inspirational Surfer 2019 was long time DSA member Caitlyn Fuller.
The major award of Surfer of the Day was won by sand modelling champion Tkaiah Johnson.
Every participant went home with their own trophy and a Surfpit goodies bag, also containing items donated by Bunnings Bellambi. Who also provided a number of extra volunteers during the day.
Big thank you to our cooks and committee members for providing extra food and refreshments to all attending, and working hard behind the scenes.

DSA would like to again thank everybody who assisted on the day. We would not be able to do what we do with out all the community support from those listed below:
Northern Districts Tigers AFC
Helensburgh Tigers RLFC
Santa Pub fest Wollongong
Permian Self Storage
Bunnings Bellambi
Gala Trophies Wollongong
Woonona Women’s Bowling Club
Surfpit Corrimal
Black Dimond Bakery Bulli
IGA Thirroul
Finally, for an organisation as big as DSAA, which operates around Australia with 18 branches and another 1 in NZ where nobody gets paid a rarzoo….We do alright.
Thank you
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you all at Gerroa 22nd March 2020
Ian Picton


Mollymook DSA Surfing Event 9/11/19 

Weather forecast for Saturday was for a top of 18 Partly cloudy with water temps around 18.5.up or down
This would not stop 168 legends turning out for our 2019 Disabled Surfers Association Surf day.
24 participants, 25 careers, 54 Experienced Volunteers and we welcomed 65 New volunteers into the DSA family.
You guys rock.
Big THANKS must firstly go to Kent from Southern Man surf shop in Ulladulla, Kurt for AKWA Surf shop in Milton
Brian from Ocean & Earth. Gala Trophies Wollongong for supplying all the participant trophies. Local John Morrison for all your wonderful photo’s. Ged Abela from Humming Bird Photography for all the Drone pics and videos from the day. Kate Kinch and the Crew from Milton Therapy and Learning Centre for the extra volunteers, the crew handing out the rash vest and for helping with the registrations it all made a difference.  Liza Butler for turning up year after year to lend a hand both with sign on and on the beach, Bunnings Ulladulla for supporting the event for the last 4 year. Both the Ulladulla boardriders club and the Mollymook Long Boarders club the extra help made the water activities flow well and kept our participants safe at all times. Thanks also to the Ulladulla Times news paper for running a story the previous week calling for Volunteers to come and help and that they did. Mollymook SLSC for loaning DSA 2 extra beach Wheelchairs for the day.

A special mention to our DSASC committee members that work really hard behind the scenes, cooking, organising, packing, unpacking, shopping the list goes on. Thanks GUYS

To All the Volunteers that turned up we can’t do it with out your help. You make a big difference.
All the Brave Participants for going out of your norm to spread the STOKE.

THANKS MOLLYMOOK see you all next year. Bring on 2020

Prize winners on the day
Best Novice Surfer of the day Emily Drury
Wave of the day Scott Colebrook
Wipeout of the day Christian Walsh
Longest Tube Ride of the day McKenzie Savva
Most Inspirational Surfer of the day shared between Mollymook locals Holly Burns and Dax Roberts
Volunteer of the day was Geoff Barnett from the Mollymook long boarders club
Cazza award for Ulladulla board riders club member was Pete Meyers
Surfers of the day long time surfer with the DSA Blake Neilsen.

Ian Picton



SC Crew Ulladulla
red & green shirts
again again
happy volunteers
front page shot
up and riding
big smiles