Cape Hawke SLSC History

Cape Hawke Surf Lifesaving Club was formally founded on 27th December, 1978 and affiliated with Surf Life Saving Australia in March 1979. At this time, Forster was starting to receive visitors from near and far, and many were flocking to One Mile Beach. There was a need for trained lifesavers, so a dedicated group of volunteers began patrols using equipment loaned from Forster Surf Life Saving Club and Great Lakes Council. At first, the club operated from a single small room at the rear of the current amenities block in Palmgrove Park.

Don Gowing, President; Ray Baker, Secretary; Greg Tucker, Treasurer; and Trevor Grant, Club Captain were the first officers on the executive committee. Our club was one of the first to allow women to become active members, and our first Bronze Squad formed in 1981. Our club has only grown and prospered since then, gaining an excellent reputation for our professional service and our friendly manner, including the carnivals we’ve hosted.

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Contact Information

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Email: info@capehawkeslsc.org.au

Mail: Cape Hawke SLSC, P.O. Box 198, Forster, NSW 2428