VIDEO: Seniors Surf Life Saving Series - Dicky Beach SLSC
NORTH Caloundra Surf Club was formed in 1950 due to a drowning at nearby Moffat Beach which forced life savers from Metropolitan Caloundra to patrol the Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach area.
Now known as the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club, it's not the oldest club on the Sunshine Coast, but it certainly has it's own unique history.
The original three-storey clubhouse was situated on the corner between Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach and was built entirely from volunteer work.
Through the 1950s there was only about 20 members of the North Caloundra Surf Club, made up of 17 to 22-year-old males who would live at the clubhouse each weekend through the season.
Transport was the biggest difficulty (or adventure) for the Brisbane members who would wait each Friday night on the side of the road with their thumbs out, hoping to catch a ride to the Sunshine Coast.
Most of the original members of the club are still good friends today, many of whom were the groomsmen at each other's weddings.
At 6am each morning on Dicky Beach you can still see the original members out in the water in a swimming group they call 'The Pod' which began 26 years ago.
Watch the third episode in Seniors News Surf Life Saving Series which features four members of the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club: