Surfing Sutherland Shire exists in a ‘custodial role’ for surfing in Cronulla.

We promote surfing as a clean and healthy lifestyle for women and men of all ages. Our position is to work with all stakeholders and be the representative peak body for surfing in the district, advocating for the interests of the entire surfing community. This is partly achieved through regular engagement with Surfing NSW, Government, Business and user groups with the aim to ensuring that access to and enjoyment of the beach environment is protected for all members of our community.

The Sutherland Shire was first represented as a region by the Cronulla Board riders Association which formed around 1970. In the late 70s the name was changed to the Sutherland Shire Surfing Association and later still Surfing Sutherland Shire was settled upon.