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1947

Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club was founded by six members from Southport SLSC. Another five members joined its first Bronze Medallion Course.

OUR HISTORY

The Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club was officially formed on 16th March 1947 and founded by six men from Southport SLSC. Another five men joined the first Bronze squad, run over the Easter weekend of 1947, to bring Miami’s first season membership to a total of 11. They are the foundation members. The Miami surf club has grown significantly since then, from a timber shack supporting 10, to a cohort of 600 who recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary. Miami has always been one of the smaller clubs on the Gold Coast, and one with a proud history of cultivating a family-oriented environment. Its no-gaming-machine policy has enabled the club to focus, fully, on its members and is one of the reasons that our Nipper program is so strong. The club, in the last 10 years, has seen only 175 rescues, yet over 9,000 preventative actions and this is a testament to the calibre of lifesavers who call the Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club their home.

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2017

Miami Beach was awarded the SCB Nipper Club of the Year

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2009

Piccolo’s Café was established after club renovations were completed.

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1997

The club celebrated its 50th anniversary

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1990

Miami's Nipper Program was introduced.

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1989

Miami “Tower 21” was established.

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1984

Females were included into the Constitution.

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1980

First Club Championships and purchase of an IRB.

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1973

Miami hosted the first MNM (originally called Three-Point) carnival.

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1953

Official opening of the first permanent clubhouse, constructed from brick.

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1948

The first clubhouse, constructed from timber and fibro, was established.