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
Email: .
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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Event Calendar

  • Saturday 11th November 2017          Mollymook (9am-1pm)
  • Saturday 2nd December 2017          Thirroul (9am-1pm)
  • Sunday 25th March 2018                    Gerroa (9am-1pm)


Recent Event / Hands on Day

South Coast DSA Branch Ripples

It has been a great past season with a few lessons learnt and reinforced despite it having been our 20th year of operation (sound of clapping – ta).

Our traditional 3 events were held first at Mollymook Sat 10th Nov (our 2nd year back after an absence of 6 years) with 240 in attendance (35 participants), then Thirroul on Dec 1 with 186 (44 participants) and lastly Gerroa on Sunday 17th March with 249 (63 participants).

Mollymook is proving to be an outstanding event with its kiddies corner location directly in front of the golf course club house. Special mention must be made of Kent and Juanita’s (Southern Man) outstanding material support, the local Sea Scouts for letting us stay at their hall overnight (thanks Tony Bewley) and the Ulladulla Boardriders (Thanks Lisa) for the mega volunteer roll up.

Thirroul well and truly caught us out this year (being a heavily tide affected beach) and proved impossible to run the normal surf event safely (after being in the adjacent pool for the first hour) because of a steep 2 metre drop off at the shore line. We canned the surfing but improvised by taking those willing to have a dunk in the water down between the flags under the close supervision of the APOLA lifeguards. Lesson Learnt: Thirroul will now become a bottom of the tide event. Lesson Reinforced: If it aint safe – do something else or cancel the event!

Gerroa despite a brilliant northern kiddies corner, it was a tough challenge for us this year. With a rising tide and a fiercely building on-shore southerly which generated a strong side shore current, we restricted the event to 6 boards (normally 10). It was still a brilliant event but we were all buggered afterwards. Lesson Learnt: we had 2 of our big guys (thanks Mick & Mick) hold on to the ends of a 50m rope, out from the shoreline, starting a knee depth, preventing any team drifting sideways out of the area.

But as always the really big thank you goes to our volunteers and the families who bring their loved ones. The South Coast Branch does distinguish itself by always tapping into the largest reservoir of potential volunteers – the local school kids. Each South Coast area has a very strong response from involved schools. Apart from the annual 3 mail-outs some of our committee members have become old hands at fronting up to school assemblies.


Below are some photos of our recent event at Mollymook. The weather wasn’t the kindest to us but our volunteers turned up in force to assist our participants… Also check out the media section  to see the front page in the Milton Ulladulla Times!


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