Maroubra Surfers Association(MSA) was founded in 1964 and was one of the first surfboard rider clubs in Australia. Fifty members joined at the formation of the club where the registration fee was 1 pound and you received a numbered membership card, an embroidered MSA badge to sew onto a pair of boardies or a T-shirt. Surfboards were 9ft plus single fins and leg ropes were yet to be invented.
MSA Life member Brad Wallace was a young teenager in the foundation days and remembers the great camaraderie and exciting times. Brad was at the 1st meeting held at Maroubra Junction to form the MSA where 50 members paid the registration as was the Randwick council requirement to form the club and by years end MSA had approximately 100 members. Teddy Wilson was the 1st President of the MSA.
With surfing becoming an increasingly popular sport over the next few decades membership numbers were at times as high as 400 surfers and competitions rounds had to be run over consecutive weekends.
Over the years Maroubra has been home to many great competitive surfers that have also excelled in the big waves of Australia and Hawaii.
March 2006 Maroubra beach was the 1st surfing beach to be made a national surfing reserve.
Today with nearly 200 competitive & social members the MSA is a family orientated club with surfers ranging from 5 years to 65 plus years old regularly competing on the 2nd Saturday of the Month. Competition in all divisions is always hotly contested.
The MSA has in recent years joined forces with the two other Maroubra board rider Clubs, Southend Board riders and North Maroubra Surf riders forming Maroubra United for the state and national team competitions with strong results for Junior and Open teams.