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.
BONDI and Bronte Surf life saving clubs have jostled for years over the title of oldest surf club in Australia, which they both wear with a badge of honour. But they may have to share the accolade with yet another club — South Maroubra. In a research exercise spanning more than 50 yers, a new book by Bob Wurth, a former member of South Maroubra, claims his club could be older than them both. Click on this article header for full story.
Unfortunately the Elouera SLSC Ohana Surf Classic has been cancelled due to large Surf conditions forecasted for this weekend 21st February. A new date has been set for 30th January 2016. Please contact the club office 93140070 if you have any enquiries.
Want to be part of Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch's Rescue Water Craft Team (Jetski)? Expressions of interest are now being sought - refer to attached Sydney Branch Circular 27. Click on article header for downloads
The Branch Nipper carnival - being held tomorrow at Maroubra Beach - Sunday 15th Feb
All water events have been cancelled due to sea conditions. Beach events are still being held as per program.
All of our water competitors can go in the beach events if they wish. Competitors that have been selected for the All Age Board Relay need to marshall at YARRA BAY at 7:30am.
Laurie Last, our surf club nipper competition manager, will be at Yarra Bay first thing tomorrow morning for the All Age Board Relay before making his way back to Maroubra.
Club Member Lucy McJannett recently won five (5) gold medals at the NSW State Age Swimming Championships. Lucy won the 16 years 50metre, 100m and 200m freestyle, the 100m backstroke and the 200m Individual Medley. Lucy’s win in the 50m freestyle at this meet was her 5th straight-winning each year since she was 12yrs old.
This followed on from the announcement in December by Swimming Australia identifying Lucy McJannett as one of 22 junior athletes with the potential to be selected on the Yr 2018 Commonwealth Games Team to be a part of the Australian Junior Commonwealth Games Squad (AJCGS) Program.
Club Trivia night is being held Friday 6th February in the Kelly Lounge of the clubhouse. Entry is $25 per person, 6.30 pm for 7.00pm start. Great prizes, club bar available, adults only, book your tables now via email firstname.lastname@example.org
To date our volunteer lifesavers have performed 113 rescues, 168 first Aids, carried out 2714 preventative actions and we have had over 56445 people enjoy the beach at South Maroubra. Congratulations to all of our lifesavers and support teams.
Open up this article to download the Surf Clubs 2015 January Club Newsletter. The newsletter contains important information surrounding our Sports Luncheon, Trivia Night, Gold Members, Important Dates and much more.
Members and Guests are invited to attend our Sports Luncheon being held on Sunday 25th January in our Horizons Lounge. $100 per person (Gold Members only pay $60) pay at the door which opens at 12:30. Ticket price includes buffet luncheon, drinks till 5pm, enterainment provided by comedian and plenty of sports personalities. Men and Women (over 18 yrs) welcome. Please email the club office email@example.com to indicate your RSVP.