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 that same year. They are the foundation members. The Miami surf club has grown significantly since then, from a timber shack supporting 11, to a cohort of 600 who recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary. In 1998, the Miami Beach Supporters’ Club was established under a close, cooperative relationship with one strategic goal: to provide financial support for the betterment of our lifesaving services. Miami has always been one of the smaller clubs on the Gold Coast, yet one with a proud history of cultivating a family-oriented environment. Our no-gaming-machine policy has enabled the club to focus, fully, on its members and is one of the reasons that our Nipper and Youth Development programs are 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.