About Tathra SLSC

Tathra Surf Life Saving Club

Established in 1916 and still going strong today! As over time the shape of the beach has changed, volunteers have stayed committed to keeping the beach safe. The club runs a variety of activities and encourages everyone to participate to the best of their ability.

Jack Beale Memorial Trophy

The Jack Beale Memorial Trophy, for the highest point score inter-branch competition, has been held by Tathra on numerous occasions. This is a direct result of strong club mentoring by its senior members, creating a Surf Life Saving Flags at Tathra Beachcommunity and competitive spirit.

Water safety and coastal environment awareness education

Tathra Surf Club provides water safety and coastal environment awareness education to diverse communities including local and interstate schools and community groups. This program has created a lot of interest from country areas – from Canberra to Cooma to Wagga.

New Members

Our training officers and assessors welcome new members and can provide them with the training they need to become active lifesavers.

George Bass Marathon

Tathra has continued its unbroken record of being one of only two surf clubs to have entered and completed the George Bass Marathon since its inception in 1975. The George Bass is the longest open surf boat marathon in the world. Our ‘Boaties’ are a force to be reckoned with in what is one of the most gruelling surf boat marathons. The Marathon is held every two years. Both women and men crews train for the Marathon and do a series of boat races each year in preparation for the event which is held in January.

Tathra’s Wharf to Waves Weekend

The Tathra SLSC is the key driver in Tathra’s Wharf to Waves Ocean Swim which started in 2002 and has grown to over 500 ocean swimmers. The weekend event includes the ocean swims, a 2k fun run, and a 30k bike ride. This major community fundraising event benefits the whole community, with funds distributed to the Surf Club, the Pre School, the Primary School and our local Rural Fire Service. Visit tathrawharf2waves.com.au