The Copacabana SLSC is situated at the northern end of Copacabana beach. The northern headland is Tudibaring Point, purported to mean 'place where the waves pound like a beating heart' in the local indigenous language.
Since 1963, Copacabana Surf Life Saving Club has been serving the Copacabana community and its visitors. Located on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales, the Club started with just 14 active members, but now boasts over 400 members of which some 90 are active surf life savers.
The origins of surf lifesaving can be traced back to September 1902 when surf bathing increased in popularity after the removal of a law which stated that during daylight hours it was prohibited.
As the popularity of surf bathing quickly grew, small groups of experienced and regular surfers, concerned with the rising incidence of drowning, initiated the formation of lifesaving bodies to assist those requiring rescuing.
As these clubs grew in size and numbers, the need for a united front to raise funds and seek assistance from local and state government resulted in the New South Wales Surf Bathing Association being formed on 18 October 1907.
The Surf Life Saving Central Coast Branch was formed in October 1938 at a meeting with the 5 original Central Coast surf clubs. After the establishment of the Branch there was a temporary holt in the further advancement of Surf Life Saving during the years of World War II before renewed growth slowly accelerated and the other fifteen (15) affiliated clubs, including Copacabana, were formed.