North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, established in 1918, has participated in the history of the Surf Life Saving movement as a whole, sharing in fortunes and misfortunes over the decades.It has a unique story - one firmly grounded in the sandy hinterland of its beach-side home, and in the lives of the people who lived there and joined over the years.
The thirty-five members, eighteen men and seventeen women, who formed the Club in the first year have grown to over two thousand. North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club has dominated State and National competitions in some periods and has been humiliated in others. But at every step of the way, the members, the Club's people made it happen, celebrated victories, had riotous fun and endured long sun-struck days on beach patrol.
The advent of the technological age, social media and ‘screen time’ has presented many challenges to the world, namely, how to navigate the emerging social epidemics of loneliness and disconnection. Our club believes that surf club membership should add value to people’s lives by establishing and enhancing relationships, friendship and a sense of belonging.