About Pacific Palms SLSC

Discover our Legacy, Embrace our Future

Beach Safety

Gain vital lifesaving skills and knowledge to keep our beaches safe for you, your family and community.

Unity in Action

Join a close-knit community dedicated to making a difference in our local area and have some fun too.

Swim, Grow & Thrive

Enhance your fitness and personal development through surf sports and club activities. We have a great gym too!

Our History

Pacific Palms SLSC was founded in 1986 at Elizabeth Beach, then part of the Booti Booti State Recreation Area. This area is now Booti Booti National Park, which makes us one of only a few surf clubs in NSW inside a national park.  

In the early days, equipment was stored at members’ homes and the toilet block at Elizabeth Beach, and the club operated with only a handful of active members. 

During the 1988-89 season, with financial help from local property owners and government grants, the first stage of the clubhouse was finally finished — stage two was completed in 1996. 

A bar, lift and extensions to the female amenities were completed in 2009, with disabled amenities, training room, gym and extensions to the male amenities and kitchen added in 2011. 

In 2023, the Club completed major renovations with an upgrade to the north facing deck and improvements to the exterior and interior appearance of the clubhouse. 

About Lizzy

Elizabeth Beach, fondly known as 'Lizzy' to the locals, boasts clear unpolluted water, a soft sandy beach and panoramic, unspoiled views. Parking is available at various points for easy access.  

The 600m long beach faces north-east and is well-protected from east and south-east swell by Charlotte Head. Prominent hills border each end and a natural low foredune backs most of the beach. The Pacific Palms SLSC is located behind the centre of the beach.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission: is to save lives, contribute to the development of our members and make our community a better place to live and visit. 

Our vision: is not to have any preventable deaths in our local waters and to be a trusted leader in our community 

Our values include:  

  • Inclusion – everyone is welcome, valued and treated with respect. We support one another. 
  • Professionalism – we maintain high standards in relation to the services we deliver and the way we manage our business. We are open and transparent. 
  • Community – we exist for our community, engage with our community and make decisions with our community in mind. 
  •  Fun – volunteering for us is not a chore. 

Child Safety & Member Protection

Child Safety

Children and young people are a critical part of our organisation. They participate in nippers, are patrolling members and visit our beaches. Information on child safety, including SLSA’s policies and procedures and our Club’s policies and procedures is available through the SLS Members Portal and on the Club website address tbc

All members are encouraged to think about what they can do to ensure the safety of children and young people, both in the Club and in the broader community. Child protection is everyone’s business.

Any questions or concerns about child safety can be directed to a member of the Board of Directors or to our Member Protection Information Officer or Child Safety Officer.

Member Protection

The Club is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all members and providing a safe, inclusive and fun environment.

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has policies and procedures relating to Member Protection (including the Code of Conduct), Complaints Resolution, and Inclusion and Diversity. These are available through the SLS Members Portal and on the club website.

 Any member with a question or concern regarding member protection or the health, safety or wellbeing of themselves or another member is encouraged to reach out to our Member Protection Information Officer, or another trusted Club member.

Club Gym

Unlock your fitness potential at our Club Gym, a well-equipped space with weights, benches, rowing machine and treadmill for members. Gym membership entitles you to 24 hour, 365 day per year access to the gym and change room facilities. 
Gym members are also encouraged to assist with events at the Club – a great way to contribute to our local community and Surf Life Saving.  
To inquire about gym membership and/or request a tour of the facilities, contact gym@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au.

Booti Bar

Every Sunday in summer, from 2pm to 5pm, the Booti Bar is open! Everyone is welcome to enjoy the amazing view and socialise with friends. We have a range of drinks (not tap beer) to choose from, at reasonable prices and member-discounts!  

See you at the Booti Bar!

Celebrating Tradition and Community Spirit

Pacific Palms SLSC has a proud history in both lifesaving and surf sports. We’re also home to the well-known annual ocean swim event - Rock 2 Rock Ocean Swim.  

We are a small club and pride ourselves on giving back to our community. Join us to connect with a welcoming community passionate about the ocean and lifesaving. 

Meet Our People

Behind the Scenes: The Team Leading Our Surf Club

Board Members

President - Jerrad Allen
Vice President - Paul Martin
Director of Administration - Heike Carmichael
Director of Finance - Michael Patroni
Director of Life Saving - Peter Gesling
Director of Education - Michael Patroni
Director of Youth & Member Services - Jeanette Allen


First Aid Officers - Dave and Michelle Ellis

Gear Steward - Harry Vogelzang

Grants Officer - Pat Powell - grants@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au

Gym Officer - Kate McLean - gym@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au

IT and Web Page Officer - Adam Landow

Member Protection Information Officer - Paul Martin - memberprotection@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au

Power craft Officer - Jeanette Allen

Public Officer – Patricia Powell

Radio Officer - Heike Carmichael

Registrations Officer - Annette James - registrar@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au

Sponsorship Officer – Vacant - sponsorship@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au

Vehicles Officer - John Dingle

WHS Officer - Wendy McCredie

Documents and Forms

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Become Part of Our Community

Join us to connect with a welcoming community passionate about the ocean and lifesaving.