South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club Inc. is a voluntary organisation, established in 1959, established to provide a safe aquatic environment at the south end of Maroubra Beach. We are affiliated with Surf Life Saving Sydney, Surf Life Saving NSW and Surf Life Saving Australia. We are an organisation available to families, students and individuals.
South Maroubra Surf Club is nestled in Arthur Byrne Reserve located off Fitzgerald Ave, Bernie Kelly Drive, South Maroubra. We are accessible by car with a 200 plus car park facility or by foot with a bus stop 250 mtres. We fall within the Randwick City Council municipality.
Some South Maroubra Surf Club Facts
The South Maroubra Surf Club started when a group of men from Malabar saw the need for lifesaving services at the South end of Maroubra Beach.
Our club patrols the beach every Saturday and Sunday and Public Holiday from October to April of each year. South Maroubra Beach is well known for its great surf and with over 1000 members our patrolled beach has never lost a life, between the red and yellow flags, whist a patrol has been on duty.
We are a progressive club that enjoys excellent relations with our local community, councils, registered clubs, local pubs and other significant corporations in the area.
We are most fortunate to have the former premier of NSW, Mr Bob Carr as our club Life Patron along with William 'Bill' Haigh former State Labor Member for Maroubra and Randwick City Council Mayor. Michael Daley the current State Member for Maroubra is our club Patron, these gentlemen are frequent visitors to our club and its functions.
Our club is administered by a Board of Directors, duly elected annually by its members. The current club chairman is Mr Paul Fownes who has been an active lifesaver for over 25 years.
South Maroubra has been widely acknowledged throughout its history as a provider of 'Outstanding Community Service', this title extends to Lifesaving Services provided and a general commitment to a better all round community through a range of initiatives. We boast to have grown Olympic Champions, including Ronald McKeon, Jane Saville & Natalie Saville, Malcom Allen, Brett Hawke and well known Lifesavers in Samantha O'Brien and Jacquie Robinson.
The South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club also has a fine history of hosting major lifesaving events over the years including:-
NSW State Championships (1985, 1996, 1999 & 2001)
Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch and NSW - Inflatable Rescue Boat Carnivals
Kelloggs' Nutri Grain Surf League (televised nationally on Channel 9)
Numerous Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch Championships
Annual December - South Maroubra Age (Jnr) Sydney Carnival
We can offer you as a member:
Fun with people your own age, personal development & leadership opportunities, Competition at Branch, State and National Surf Life Saving events, lifesaving education including the Surf Bronze Medallion, First Aid and Resuscitation.
We are devoted to the safeguarding of life at South Maroubra and welcome you to join our club and assist us in providing a valuable community service.
Friday 5th February commencing at 6.30pm in the surf club Heritage Room. $25 pp. Loads of giveaways, Lucky Door Prize and Raffles. Bring your family, friends and help support our Nipper Section. Adults only. Book your table of 10 now by emailing the club office firstname.lastname@example.org or see Michelle in the club office.
Saturday 6th February at Coogee Beach. Attached is the program for this event which includes the Branch Masters Championships, Patrol and Lifesaving Championship events and the normal array of Open surf carnival events. Good Luck to all our competitors that will wear the South Maroubra colours.
We have placed the latest version of the Australian championships Youth, Open and Masters Programs together with relevant maps on the website. Look under the menu tab Surf Sports - Carnival flyers. Aussies commences on 16th April and concludes on 24th April 2016 on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Members and friends of South Maroubra SLSC are invited to attend our annual Sportsperson Luncheon being held on Sunday 24th January commencing at 12.30pm. Guest speakers include Sammy Burgess (and Brother) and Madge Maquire (Souths), Neill Payne and his leading Jockey Adam, James Maloney (Sharks), Mike Whitney and entertainer Amber Lawrence. MC is the one and only Steve 'Chimes' Gillis. Cost is $100 pp includes lunch and beverages. To book your ticket or table of 10 call our club office on 93140070 or email email@example.com. Please support our clubs major fundraising day.
Attached within this article is a list of all members and their patrol hours for competition eligibility. Under 15 and Active members need to have completed a min of 25 hours whilst Active Reserve members need to have completed 12. These requirements need to be completed by 31st December. This report was formulated on patrol data up to 18/1/2016.
9am - Nippers fun christmas events followed by a visit from Santa, BBQ and some sweet treats for the youngsters.
12 noon - Snr club Scramble - Heritage Room. Food, Drinks and Live Entertainment. 1pm - Battle of the Boats and BOM challenge to our Patrol Teams in the Santa Relay. Who will end up with Bragging Rights and take home the trophy. Prizes up for Grabs. Great afternoon of entertainment. All members and supporters welcome.
A HUGE achievement with our Junior crew winning the open A grade men's division at Warriewood Boat carnival last weekend winning the A Grade pointscore with two seconds and two first placing rows. We have been advised not since 1964 has a Junior Crew won an open division at a Sydney Carnival. Congratulations to the crew and to sweep Phil Stivano and special thanks to our boat sponsor BISLEY.