The Coffs Harbour Club was formed in 1923 and has operated continuously ever since. The club is a community organisation run by volunteers who are dedicated to protecting members of the public who surf and swim at the beach. Surf club patrols are conducted on weekends and public holidays during the surfing season from September to April each year. All active club members are required to obtain the relevant award(s).
The minimum is the Surf Rescue Certificate (13-14 years of age) and the Bronze Medallion (15 years and over). There are however conditions that allow award members to participate as Radio Operators, Advanced Resuscitation Certificate holders etc. More information on club membership can be obtained by contacting the club.