Surf Life Saving Club heritage is particularly strong within the Mid Coast region. Four surf clubs lie within the region. These include Port Noarlunga established with Royal Life Saving from 1933, Surf Life Saving from 1953, Moana, Royal Life Saving from 1938, Surf Life Saving from 1952, Christies Beach from 1954 and South Port from 1959.
Numerous surf club members from metropolitan surf clubs surfed on the Mid Coast from the mid 50’s, many sleeping in the sand dunes of South Port Beach and Moana.
The Mid Coast is extremely popular due to surf conditions available close to metropolitan Adelaide. The region has and continues to host numerous International, National and State Surf Life Saving events and surf carnivals.
Notable examples include:
- 2012 World Life Saving Titles held at Christies Beach
- 1963, 1982, 1986 Australian Surf Life Saving Titles held at Moana
- 1967 Australian Surf Life Saving Titles held at South Port, and
- 2004 Australian Surf Boat Open held at South Port.
PHOTO: 1967 Australian Surf Life Saving Titles conducted at South Port
All surf clubs in the region continue to grow in membership as the local population increases with new suburbs opening regularly close by.