This year, Surf Life Saving Queensland celebrates the centenary of the first recorded rescue on the state’s beaches.
That rescue was at Greenmount Beach on February 21, 1909, and led directly to the creation of Queensland’s first surf club – the forerunner to today’s Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club.
We celebrate that first rescue for several reasons: because we salute the courage of the rescuers; because it was the birth of our iconic volunteer movement; and because it gives us the chance to reflect on the growth and development of surf lifesaving in the past 100 years.
From humble beginnings as a few men with a belt, line and reel, we are now 59 clubs with more 32,000 members. We are now highly trained lifesavers who use the best possible equipment to ensure Queensland’s coastline is safer.
Your support of our volunteer Lifesavers helps us do whatever it takes to keep our beaches safe.
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