The current flooding of the River Murray is causing over 165 Gigaliters of water a day coming through the Murray Mouth (20.5km east of the CRSLSC) and into the surrounding areas, specifically the ocean. Due to the massive influx of water our coastline is changing, sand is being displaced and sandbars are being moved to unusual locations. This has impacted rips, tides and currents and caused rips in places where none previously existed. In the area where the patrol flags are typically located, flash rips have started to appear frequently but also not staying in that location for the whole day. This means that not only when setting up for patrol but also throughout the day, the patrol must be vigilant to check the flagged area for rips.

Strategic Plan 2023

Please email the Committee with any comments regarding this important document that will outline the intended direction to guide the management of our club.


All new club gear is now available. Contact Kym or Sue for more information.

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The Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club is committed to the principles of responsible alcohol management by achieving Level 3 accreditation in the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.

Good Sports is the first nationwide alcohol management program of its kind and is run in South Australia with the support of the Motor Accident Commission and the Australian National Preventive Health Agency. The program was developed following research conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation which indicated that by introducing responsible alcohol management practices, clubs became safer and more viable.

As a requirement of Level 3, the Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club has developed a written alcohol management policy that clearly explains how we will manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol related harms. The policy includes sections on bar management, the sale of low and non-alcoholic drinks, safe transport, the provision of food when alcohol is served and removing the emphasis on alcohol for member awards, functions and prizes.

We are confident that our involvement in the Good Sports program will continue to improve the environment at the Club. We are working to ensure that the club is a great place to participate and socialise for all members of our community.

The Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club will be regularly monitored to ensure we comply with the program. It is the responsibility of all members to make sure we do the right thing when drinking and enjoying ourselves.

For more information about the Good Sports program at the Club please contact club President, Genny Heartfield