Enjoy $4 Tacos at Marcoola SLSC every Thursday from 5pm
About the Venue
On a sunny Sunday morning in 1969, Marcoola Beach Surf Life Saving Club was formed outside the Marcoola Beach kiosk. Interestingly, the Nipper Club was in operation before the seniors began their first patrol.
In its first season, the Club had only twenty-two members, but that year they placed third in the march past competition at Branch Titles and won 11 pennants across three surf sports carnivals. This team were known as the Marcoola Dolphins, and because of this, the Club’s emblem has since been a dolphin.
In 1979, Marcoola formed the first Nipperette Club (females) on the Sunshine Coast. This was before women were officially allowed to join the movement. Branch officials were not impressed, and the Club was severely reprimanded. Just one year later, in 1980, females were permitted to become full members of the Surf Life Saving movement and join their male counterparts in patrolling the beach.
The first clubhouse at Marcoola was completed in 1970, and it was a simple one- story fibro structure. The population of both the Marcoola community and the membership of the Club grew rapidly and a larger facility was soon needed, so the old clubhouse was demolished and a new two-storey building was completed in 1984. A number of extensions have since been added.
In 2019, Marcoola SLSC celebrated its 50th anniversary with a number of special events throughout the year. From its humble beginnings to the iconic club it has become today, it’s been a wonderful journey and we invite members, past and new, and the community to join the festivities.
We look forward to welcoming you and ensuring you enjoy all we have to offer.