Surf Clubs of the Illawarra

Everyone has a story. Listen to memories of local residents as they recount their experiences in and around the surf clubs of the Illawarra.

Click on the residents’ names or photos for more information and to listen to their stories.


Paul Lumby 
Towradgi

Paul is the president of the Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club.

Listen to Paul’s story here.

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Kevin Crick
Woonona

Kevin grew up in the Woonona Surf Club and is now the president.

Listen to Kevin’s story here.

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Kate Balding
Coledale

Kate is the president of the Coledale Surf Life Saving Club, of which she has been a member since the age of five.

Listen to Kate’s story here.

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Leo Stevens
Coalcliff

Leo is the 2021 president of the Coalcliff Surf Life Saving Club, which is family friendly rather than competitive.

Listen to Leo’s story here.

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Keith Caldwell
Bulli

Keith was the president of Bulli Surf Life Saving Club for 16 years and a life member of the club and a number of wider surf club associations.

Listen to Keith’s story here.

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Terry Hagan
Sandon Point

Terry is a life member of Sandon Point Surf Life Saving Club, where he was employed as a professional lifeguard by Wollongong City Council for 36 years.

Listen to Terry’s story here.

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This is an ongoing project and we welcome your contribution. If you are interested in sharing your recollections of the Surf Clubs of the Illawarra please contact us.

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