Click on the link above to see a wonderful video of club founder Peter Broadfoot making the case for a new surf club at Birubi Point in 1992. Some great scenes of our beach and Anna Bay as they once were.
Birubi Point Surf Lifesaving Club is a small but prominent club located just north of Newcastle at Anna Bay, Port Stephens. The club has been around since 1993 and became an established incorporated club in 1998. Birubi Point is the youngest club in the Hunter Branch. The club was founded in the mid 1990’s by a group of concerned residents who decided to help protect people on one of the most dangerous beaches in the Port. Two of the early pioneers were Peter and Shirley Broadfoot who are our life members of the club. Sadly, Peter Broadfoot has passed away but his memory and dedication to surf lifesaving will not be forgotten.
The founding members of Birubi Point conducted full day patrols and trained hard with Dixon Park Surf Club to gain the necessary skills to keep our beach safe. At that time they operated out of shelters on the beach and the now famous yellow 4WD truck catered for all our facilities including clubhouse/first aid room/canteen and equipment shed and beach shelter.
As the members of Birubi Point Surf Club grew, the Club was recognised as one of the hardest working clubs around and eventually the hard work paid off. In 1998 the Club became incorporated and was able to establish itself as one of icons of Birubi Beach once a clubhouse that had been sought after for many years was built. With the construction of the club, membership climbed dramatically as a result funding for equipment was given we feel that was a just reward for the members’ efforts.
Each year since has seen increased numbers in all membership categories, both patrolling members and nippers. The club constantly strives to improve and over the ensuing years we have been the recipients of new equipment continued improvements to our operational facilities, provided by the efforts of our committee, members, local businesses and monetary assistance from local, State and Federal Government grants.
The future looks bright at the club, we are looking forward to the new clubhouse completion and the provision of quality training and social facilities that will be made available for the whole of the Anna Bay community to use.
We are a proud club and boast 3 current life members; Shirley O’Brien (Broadfoot) Mick Denahy and more recently our current club President Rob Duff.
We hope to continue to keep Birubi Point beach a safe and enjoyable place to be. If you can help out with patrols or other activities, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.