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About Burning Palms

Burning Palms Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1939 and has continued to patrol the beach every Sunday and Public Holidays from the last weekend in September to end of April each year. Saturday patrols are maintained during December and January.

The beach has a permanent rip at the northern end and the safest area to swim in normally in the middle of the beach.

See our beach on Beachsafe - http://www.beachsafe.org.au/beach/nsw348#top

Located in the Royal National Park, this beach is only accessible by walking track from the Garawarra car park (20 metres to the right off the Garies turnoff) near the ranger station, or by walking along the coast from Garie and through Era.

Burning Palms is a great surfing beach but can be quite hazardous at times. Rip currents generally number around four. Two of these run up against the headlands and the rest shift in the central part of the beach. Sand bars between the rips are often detached from the beach by deep troughs so caution is advised.

Shacks (http://www.rpnshacks.info) occupy the northern slopes of the valley and the surf club has a Clubhouse situated back from the beach in the bush.

Committee for the 2017-2018 Season

  • President - Dr Paul Cooper
  • Deputy President - Margaret Pearce
  • Secretary - Peter M Pearce OAM
  • Treasurer - Gary Daly
  • Captain - Mitch Hogan
  • Vice Captain - Jack Emery
  • Power Boat Captain - Adam Dansie
  • Registrar - Kerry Langham
  • Chief Training Officer - Nella Clarke
  • Equipment Officer - Chris Fogwell
  • Junior Activities Co-ordinator - Wayne Vaughan
  • Boat Captain - Cliff Gerathy
  • Committee person 2 - Vacant
  •  Grievance Officer - Paul Moorhouse
  •  Member Protection Officer - Gary Daly

 

Life Members

Name and Year:

  • Clem McIntosh * 1951
  • George Johnson * 1951
  • M.C. (Les) Pymble * 1959
  • Frank Edmonds * 1961
  • John Vaughan OAM * 1961
  • Rex Pymble* 1968
  • Kenneth McGuiness 1971
  • Victor Sinclair * 1973
  • Keith Crebert*1975
  • Anothony O’Loughlin * 1975
  • Peter Pearce OAM 1985
  • David Falkiner 1995
  • Geoffrey Phillips 1995
  • John Ryan 1995
  • Stephen Strange 1995
  • Margaret Pearce 2001
  • Wayne Vaughan 2013

 * = deceased