The Buddy Lucas Leadership Scholarship
is generously funded by Denis Black (Piha SLSC) and gives leaders
the opportunity to develop and expand on their knowledge of Surf
Life Saving and increase their personal development skills.
Buddy Lucas was a legend of Surf Lifesaving in Northern Region
and at his home club of Piha. He joined the Piha SLSC in 1944,
gaining his lifeguard award the year after. From there, he went on
to win multiple National titles in the surf race and made valuable
contributions on the Piha Committee as Club Captain and as
President for nearly two decades. Along with this, he received
Service and Distinguished Service awards at a Club, District and
New Zealand level and was awarded a highly prestigious Life
Membership of the Piha SLSC. Buddy remains as one of the
pre-eminent leaders within our organization and the Buddy Lucas
Leadership Program is aimed to foster young leaders within our
The Buddy Lucas Leadership Program is made up of three areas.
The first of these is the California Lifeguard Exchange, while the
two other areas are still being developed.
The Buddy Lucas Leadership Program is currently under
review. Check back soon for more information.