In December 1963 a group of young men took up residence in the newly completed Dell Family garage, in Park Avenue. These young men were Graeme and Lindsay Dell, Tony Thorburn, Phillip Draper and Gerard Heath.
Within days of spending time on the beach a suggestion was made that this beach required a surf club and, after speaking to some young ladies, it was learnt that some people had tried to establish a club the previous year but it had not gotten off the ground due to lack of support.
The men were also told that the main person in the previous attempt had been Peter Robinson and it was he that they sought out.
Peter was more than enthusiastic but stated he would not become involved and the club would not get off the ground unless his father, Charlie Robinson, was involved.
Charlie initially refused to become involved unless the men could show support which they went out and obtained.
Upon Charlie saying yes, a meeting took place in Cliff Wilson's old house behind the caravan park which was attended by all those interested and it was decided to call State Centre and ask for help in setting up a club.
Norm Gerraty offered to help in setting out an agenda for a meeting and, eventually, one was called and held in the now demolished hall on 26th of January 1962.
Those attending the meeting from the State Centre were Arnold Goetz and Bruce Bowman and, following a lot of discussion, the club was born, the name agreed to and Mr Ken Haywood was elected President until a formal meeting was to be held later in the year (Ken was elected so as to have a local in charge, who had power in the region and also, hopefully, to gain local backing. It did not happen as wished.)
Peter Robinson immediately set out with Point Leo to get his Bronze so he could train the first squad, which in fact happened. That squad was Charlie Robinson, Graeme Dell, LIndsay Dell, Tony Thorburn and Norm Gerraty.
Following the club's birth, Point Leo offered to assist in any way possible and lent the club gear as well as sold some seconds over the early years of the club.
Point Leo actually Donated a Minute Book to the club the following year and this is held by the History Officer.
To assist the club Norm and Frank Gerraty allowed all the gear that was being obtained to be stored in the front of their shop, which is now the Restaurant/Take Away Business.