Surf Life Saving in Queensland began on Coolangatta Beach in 1909. From these early beginnings, SLSA has now achieved world recognition for the outstanding courage and service of its members. There are now 59 lifesaving clubs in Queensland and these clubs belong to 6 branches within the state. Our club is in the Wide Bay Capricorn Branch, which includes 8 Surf Life Saving Clubs; Hervey Bay, Elliott Heads, Bundaberg, Moore Park, Agnes Water, Tannum Sands, Emu Park and Yeppoon.
The Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club was originally formed in the 1950’s by members living in Maryborough and spending their week-ends in the Bay. Over the years with people leaving the district for education and employment, membership fell away. However with the expansion of the Bay the club was reformed in 1986 and the Clubhouse was built in 1994 and underwent major extensions in the last 12 months.
Recent membership totalled over 400 members and included over 250 Juniors. Membership includes families from Hervey Bay, Maryborough and outlying areas.
The Surf Life Saving motto is “Vigilance and Service”.