North Steyne SLSC is situated in the idyllic location of Manly in the Northern Beaches of Sydney
North Steyne is a place of excitement, opportunity, camaraderie, health and fitness, service, education, community and fun. It is one of the oldest surf clubs in Australia and has a long and proud history in Surf Life Saving and Australian beach culture.
Ultimately, we are about ensuring the safety of visitors to our beach as well as the safety of our members, our children, and our local community. We accomplish this by placing the utmost focus and majority of our resources on patrols, on member training and on compliance. We are committed to ensuring safety in the water and on the beach during patrol hours in rain, hail, or shine.
At North Steyne each weekend over the beach season, you will see volunteer surf lifesavers on patrol, new members training to become surf lifesavers, and existing members training to hone their skills in rescue and in competition. You’ll see social gatherings, surfing and swimming competitions, and one of the best BBQ's in Manly! Each Sunday you’ll see 500 or so Nippers on the beach running around, racing for flags, learning the skills of surfsports and having the time of their lives doing it.
North Steyne SLSC is close to the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic reserve as well as the Manly Lagoon.
We are dedicated to uphold our mission statement ‘to provide a safe and healthy aquatic environment’ beyond the traditional confines of Surf Life Saving. We consider ourselves caretakers of the stunning and fragile coastal area of North Steyne itself and not just those who frequent it.
We have been recognised for our environmental contributions in several important ways:
- North Steyne SLSC was named the National Surf Life Saving Club of the Year in 2008; one of the six key policies in winning this award was its environmental initiatives. The award is judged by SLSA and Australian Government officers.
- Cleanest Beach in Australia, 2009
- NSW Coastal Ambassadors’ Awards, 2008 & 2009
- NSW Young Legends Award—Club member Ellis Cooper-Frater, 2009
Some of North Steyne SLSC’s most important environmental programs include:
- Rain tanks sunk beneath the sand to supply water hoses to wash down gear around the Club
- Solar panels
- Spring-loaded taps and showers
- Specially designed water-conserving hoses
Many of these were funded jointly by North Steyne SLSC and various grants generously provided by Manly Council and the NSW Government. At the time they were implemented, each program represented a first or near-first for a Surf Life Saving Club.