Club History and Life Members

About our club

Our club began on New Year’s Day in 1928 with Vic Rushby being the first Instructor and Captain of the club. His first instructing task was the training of two bronze squads of 6 men.

The first club house was built by volunteers and in today’s view would be found in front of the palm tree situated in the car park.

The club’s next plan was to purchase a surf boat and to build a lookout tower for sharks.

The shark tower was built in March 1928.

The surf boat was the Kingfish and arrived by the steamer Uki in 1929. This boat rescued many people in Taree West during the 1929 flood.

Photo: The First Clubhouse (background) with W.Humphries, L.Badger, J.Cornish, J.McKinnon, T. Mudford, T.Smith

Our Hon. Life Member's

Sad Farewell - Pam Johnson

As many of you are already aware, a long time supporter of TOBSLSC, Pam Johnson, sadly passed away last week.

Pam was a member of the March Past team and showed her ongoing support by, among other things, participating in many club reunion committees. Pam's parents, Alf and Lillian Findlater were foundation members of our club.

Bruce & family have advised that Pam is having a private funeral, but a wake will be held on Friday 17th June from 2:30pm at Club Old Bar. All surf club members are welcome to attend. Please join us as we bid farewell to Pam and celebrate her generous contribution to our community

Pam Johnson

Our featured flashback is proudly brought to you by 'The Beltman'

FLASH BACK - The Pryor Family

FLASH BACK - What our emblem represents

FLASH BACK - Ladies Surf Club

FLASH BACK - Anniversary / Reunion by Bill Hoad (1988)