SUNSHINE Beach Surf Life Saving Club began it's early days with a few local boys patrolling each weekend, using a lawn locker to hold their gear near the beach access, months before the club was officially formed in 1981.
Ross Bartlett was the clubs second president and was around during the early stages of the clubs formation, remembering fondly the initial process of building the clubhouse.
In 1983, the club was granted leasehold rights over land adjacent to the existing carpark and the official opening of the clubhouse by then Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen took place March 3, 1984.
Since then the club has grown into a strong community meeting place and a second family to many members, despite being considered one of the Coast's "young" clubs.
On Tuesday, February 23, a group of dedicated lifesavers (including Mr Bartlett) joined our Seniors team to talk about the strong foundation that continues to keep this club standing tall.
Watch the first episode in our Surf Life Saving Series here below: