Steve Wilkes was Club Captain from 1949 to 1953. He gained his Bronze Medallion in 1940 and became one of the most outstanding competitors in the Club’s history. He was the first Queenslander to win more than one Gold  Medal at an Australian Surf Life Saving Championship.


He won 10 medals over a five year period in the Australian Championships and was named the Queensland Sportsman of the Year in the 1950’s. He won six consecutive State Belt Titles and six Surf Race titles in seven years. He held every stillwater record from 200 meters to 1500 meters concurrently.


He was awarded Life Membership of the Club in 1959 for his services and was also made Life Governor for his outstanding contribution