‘Surf Retrospect’ is Surfing Sutherland Shire’s title for celebrating key surfing milestones and hosting events. We have honoured past champions, brought attention to key moments in our surfing and cultural identify and played a key role of fostering community spirit and engagement. Some of the highlights have been;
• Surf Retrospect 2019 “NSR 10 Year anniversary” – Marking 10 years since the recognition of Cronulla as a National Surfing Reserve. The event consisted of a Gala Dinner, installation of the Sharks Island sign, Community Photo Competition and importantly the acknowledged of the outstanding commitment and contribution of our local board riding clubs and volunteers have made to our local community.
• Surf Retrospect 2016 “50 Years of Progression” – Greg Noll returned to Cronulla to help us celebrate the first demonstration of Malibu Surfing in Cronulla some 50 years ago. Noll was a member of the American lifeguard team, that came to Australia during the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, surfing Cronulla Point to the amazement of onlookers. The event also included a charity surfing competition, surfboard display and the inclusion of ‘The Point’ into our National Surfing Reserve sign program.
• Surf Retrospect 2015 “Celebrating 100 Years of Surfing” – It was on February 7, 1915, when Duke Kahanamoku made his auspicious debut at North Cronulla, that surfing took place for the first recorded time in Sutherland Shire. To mark the milestone Surfing Sutherland Shire unveiled the Cronulla Surfing Walk of Fame during the celebrations.