Somerton Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1960, and from humble beginnings has grown to become the largest Surf Club in South Australia. In 2014, our membership exceeded over 1,000 members, including 360 nippers and over 200 patrolling members.

Somerton SLSC has a proud and successful history in both life saving and competition with our members among the best in the country. Our success is built upon strong family foundations, where each member can find something to interest them, regardless of age or ability.

We welcome all new members to the Club with our aim being to create an exciting future of sustainability whilst enabling participation in a wide range of services to the Club and the community.

The primary focus of our club is to deliver surf life saving services to ensure the safety of the swimming and surfing public. Our patrols boast the proud record of “no lives lost between the flags” while on patrol. Somerton Surf Life Saving Club is responsible for patrolling the beach between King Street, Brighton to the south and The Broadway, Glenelg to the North.

The popular Somerton Friday Night Bistro will be resuming service in November – the best food and views on the coast – provided by volunteers. We look forward to seeing all our members and the public dining and enjoying the fabulous ambience of a truly local Surf Club.

“Nippers” are conducted at the beach each Saturday from 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

In addition to patrols, life saving and competition, Somerton is active in youth retention through its popular SomerSquad program. This program is designed for nippers moving into the senior ranks; not quite as structured as nippers but lots of fun. Check out the activities under “SomerSquad” on this site.

Somerton received the “SLSSA Community Program of the Year Award” at the SLSSA Awards of Excellence Presentation in August 2015 for our Somerton SEAL’s program – “Special Education and Learning”. This program enables children with intellectual disabilities to experience the fun of sun and surf in a safe environment provided by our dedicated volunteers and life savers.



Somerton Boaties Create History

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In what is a first for surf boat rowing at the Somerton SLSC congratulations to the "Shore Things" in Open Men and "BSB" in Under 23 Men for qualifying to represent South Australia!

They will compete at the Interstates on February 17 in NSW. Somerton will have five crews at the same competition, the Australian Surf Rowers League Open which forms part of the weekend. Special mention to the "Sea Duction" (Under 19 Men) and "Swell Guys" (Open) who missed out on selection by a nose. The event will be live streamed on the Team Navy ASRL Facebook page and via ASRL Youtube channel. More details to be released closer to the event.

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