Who Are We
Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club is home to a small but dedicated team of surf life savers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, who patrol every weekend and public holidays from September through April.
Our tight-knit community is united through a common love and respect for the ocean. We pride ourselves on excellence in surf safety and education. The diversity of our community is its strength, with our lifesavers, associate members, and wider community working together to keep the beach safe for all.
Everybody is welcome at Whale Beach, a place where you can connect, train hard, and belong.
Whale Beach surf club was founded in 1937 at a time when campers and weekenders dominated beach users. The Club is housed in a superb, multi-storied clubhouse that, unusually for a surf club, is owned by the members rather than the local council.
All active and associate members have full access to our first class facilities, including sleeping accommodation, full bathroom and kitchen amenities, as well as a gym and board and ski storage. The Club has around 200 active and reserve active members and some 130 supporting associate family members.
Whale Beach has a place for everyone and welcomes the unique skills and personalities each individual brings to our club. We’ll see you on the beach!
Whale Beach is situated on the northern peninsula of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It is 600m long, east facing and bordered by Little and Careel heads and backed by slopes covered in houses. The beach is accessed via winding Whale Beach Road and a steep descent to the beachfront reserve, which includes a large car park, southern picnic area and rock pool on the southern rock platform.
The beach receives waves averaging 1.6m resulting in an energetic surf zone, dominated by a single bar, which is always cut by three to four rips, including permanent rips against either headland. The north end, known as "The Wedge", is a favourite surfing spot breaking over a rock reef providing a good take off and short but solid left. The north and south rock platforms are easily accessible and along with two to three gutters found along the beach, make it a very popular fishing location.
2023/24 Management Committee
Meet the team responsible for managing our club, learn about their roles and reach out to them if you have any questions or suggestions.
|Immediate Past President||Andrew Pearce|
|Club Captain||Jack Lamrock|
|Vice President||Saskia Clarke|
|Ocean Swim Director||Rich Stewart|
|Chief Instructor||Sophie Wines|
|Competition Secretary||Brett Babicci|
|Marketing Officer||Stephanie Darley|
|Property Officer||Brian Lamrock|
|Junior Activities Captain||Jack Lamrock|
|Social Secretary||Melinda Love|
|Membership Officer||Laura Mears|
|Gear Officer||Hamish Jones|
Other Club Officers
|Vice Captains||Dylan Rees-Ewen & Saskia Clarke|
|IRB & Power Equipment Co-Captains||Cameron Cormio & Harry Millard|
|Boat Captain||Brett Babicci|
|Board and Ski Captain||Toby Milroy|
|Radio Officer||Reuben Hackett|
|First Aid Officer||Sophie Wood|
|Social Media Officer||Olivia Rees-Ewen|
|Communications Officer||Carolina Darley|
|House Captain||Sophie Wood|
|Merchandise Enquiries||Darley Family|
|Member Protection Officer||Sam Zagorski|
Committees & Sub-committees
|Executive Committee||Kieran Gallagher (chair), Anthony Leonard, Andrew Darley, Jack Lamrock|
|Life Saving Committee||Jack Lamrock (chair), Saskia Clarke, Dylan Rees-Ewen, Sophie Wines, Hamish Jones, Cameron Cormio, Harry Millard, Ruben Hackett, Toby Milroy, Sophie Wood|
|Education sub-committee||Sophie Wines (chair), Cam Cormio, Harry Millard, Sophie Wood, Saskia Clarke|
|Competition Sub-committee||Brett Babicci (chair), Jack Lamrock, Toby Milroy, Rich Stewart, Graeme Stewart|
|Ocean Swim sub-committee||Annette Baggie (chair), Michael Riley, Saskia Clarke, Rob Burfitt-Williams, Jack Lamrock|
|Finance Committee||Andrew Darley (chair), Erica Mann, Jon Pratten|
|Administration committee||Anthony Leonard (chair), Melinda Love, Steph Darley, Andrew Darley, Sarah Warburton|
|Entertainment sub-committee||Melinda Love (chair), Saskia Clarke|
|Election sub-committee||Anthony Leonard (chair), Andrew Darley, Nat O’Carroll, Laura Mears|
|Property committee||Brian Lamrock (chair), Sophie Wood, Andrew Pearce|
|Junior Activity committee||Phil Schmidt (chair), Sophie Wines, Saskia Clarke, Sheldon Pozniak, Peter Myers|
|Governance Committee||Jack Lamrock, Saskia Clarke, Danny Ryan, Jon Pratten, Andrew Pearce|
|Life Membership sub-committee||Jack Lamrock, Saskia Clarke, Danny Ryan, Jon Pratten, Andrew Pearce|
|Judiciary sub-committee||Jack Lamrock, Saskia Clarke, Danny Ryan, Jon Pratten, Andrew Pearce|
|Constitution sub-committee||Jack Lamrock, Saskia Clarke, Danny Ryan, Jon Pratten, Andrew Pearce|