Established in 1933, The Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club is located at the stunning Horseshoe Bay on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, the destination for so many South Australians and interstate and international travellers.
Over 500 members are enrolled in our Club, and a huge team of our Club’s volunteers patrol the beaches all summer and ensure that families are as safe as possible when on our beautiful SouthCoast.
Children are a vital and exciting part of our Club, and we foster the development of our region’s young people through learning pathways, training over 200 children a year in beach safety. This starts with Nippers for children aged 5 to 13, then as the children grow and learn, progressing to their SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) then Bronze Medallions for those over 14 years of age.
If you get into trouble, you’d be praying for a Surf Life Saver to be close by!
The Club also maintains its profile by competing at, and hosting, surf life saving events, to ensure children and adults are well trained in a variety of relevant skills and continue to have a passion for life saving.
Every member of the Life Saving Club is a volunteer – an incredibly ‘Australian’ thing to do. Many of us put dozens, even hundreds of hours a year into the club with the rewards back to us being strong and enduring friendships for adults and a healthy, vibrant and exciting life for our children and grandchildren.