1930 – 1939

In 1927 club colours were changed from Black and Gold to Blue and Gold and again in 1932 to Blue and white. They remained this colour to 1980 when present colour caps were designed. This was instigated by Dick Pickering and designed by Ted Hilton and others following a number of minor placings following blanket finishes. We always seemed to be placed fourth in these situations wearing the old caps.


Notable happenings in the 1930s were:

  • Royal Visit Duke of Gloucester 1934.
  • First Surf Boat “Miss Park Beach” 1936.

In 1936 the club secretary was authorized to investigate the purchase of a surf boat. He found one, and on September 25 that year Clarrie Williams was requested to visit Cronulla Club and assist in the negotiations for the boat. It cost twenty pounds, plus freight, but including oars etc. The surf boat arrived at Coffs Harbour as deck cargo on a steamer and was lowered into the harbour, with its club crew, who rowed her around to Park Beach. It was the first time in a surf boat for most of the crew.


The boat was named “Miss Park Beach” and so began the club’s entry into the surf boat arena. The craft was a double-ender, hard chine boat, clinker on top, carvel below the chine, and painted blue and white.


Water installed into Park Beach dressing shed by club members . . . In 1937 the Park Beach Trust put a proposition to the Surf Club to assist in laying water mains from the Park Beach railway platform to the dressing sheds ~ and surf clubhouse ~ on the reserve. The Trust President, Mr D.McGregor, asked that the club members assist in digging the trenches. This task was completed in three weekends with most club members involved.


By the late 1930s Coffs Harbour Club competitors began to dominate the carnival scene in the North Coast Branch, with John Pollock having an outstanding record.

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Historical Photos From 1930 – 1939