In the early part of the 20th century the Freshwater area was a popular weekend camping spot for many people. As surf swimming grew in popularity in the early 1900’s, the need for a surf rescue club at the beach was recognised by a group of locals and in December 1908 the Freshwater Surf Club was founded.

Since that time, the surf club has continually patrolled the beach for the benefit of the general public. The club can proudly boast that since that first day, no lives have been lost at the beach while patrolling members have been on duty.

Help us to make sure the beaches of Freshwater stay safe by joining Freshwater Surf Lifesaver Club.