13th Beach SLSC has a proud and rich history in IRB competition, dating right back to the early 1980’s right through today’s modern spectacular. In fact 13th Beach participated in the very first IRB Carnival which was held way back during the winter months of 1983 at Torquay SLSC, against the likes of Portsea, Venus Bay and Woolamai Beach, just to name a few. Some of the people to have represented the club include the likes of Malcolm Bell, Bob Cain, Peter Bell, Brett Cooper and Phil Hughes all Life Members of the club.
Since its formation in 1961 the club has patrolled 13th Beach every season.
From humble beginnings operating out of a tin shed, the club has progressed to modern facilities we are proud to use today. During this time Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC has been at the forefront of patrolling excellence, having won the State Patrol Efficiency Award on four occasions and the District Patrol Efficiency Award on a regular basis.
As well as our fine patrol record, our members have also had success in the competition area, particularly in the I.R.B. where we have not only won State Titles, but provided members to assist with the important task of running carnivals on a state and national level.