Shelly Beach Surf Club at a glance…
- Commenced service to the community on Boxing Day 1955
- 2017 Shelly Beach became the only Club in NSW to be awarded “Gold Status” for the prestigious Fortunity Quality Club Program across all sectors of the club.
- The 2018 season Shelly Beach had in excess of 49,500 weekend visitors
- Had 490 registered members for the 2015 season
- 139 Patrolling members
- Donated over 4400 volunteer patrol hours for the of the 2018 season
- Have 2 committees, Board of Management (Executive) and the JAC (Junior Activities Committee) and we consistently fill our committee positions
- Provide SLSA training to not only our own members but to other clubs and community groups
- Have 220 registered Nippers (5 to 14 year olds) and a structured program to assist our cadets (15 to 18 year olds) transition to the senior ranks.
- 13 and 14 year olds participate in the Rookie program which develops them and provides greater community contribution
- Is a small club but a competitive club with a representation at Branch, State and National in most events including rescue, first aid, beach, surf, ski, boat and march past
- Shelly Beach is bordered by a lagoon, national park, Caravan Park and a golf course
Traditionally, Surf lifesaving sport is associated with water events however, there are a large number of surf life savers that compete solely in sand related events. Similarly, Athletics is thought of as a track or road event. Beachletics aims to lift the profile of both codes, showing the flexibility of Athletics by taking them out of their traditional environment and demonstrating some of surf life savings less known events. It’s hoped that future competitions will have an even more expanded format.