Well our 2017 competition year is done and dusted, all that’s left is to declare the winners and present the trophies at the Annual Presentation tomorrow arvo’. See the social scene report following for all the details.
Our December comp went well with a good attendance and some sizeable waves, albeit a bit messy. See the comp scene report.
Overall it’s been a challenging year with numbers down in the latter months due to members away traveling, some unfortunate illnesses, as well as time-devouring new business ventures for some members (Frank & Geoff).
Still we managed to surf 9 out of 11 possible comps so that’s testament to our commitment to run comps unless the conditions are unsafe or there’s absolutely no waves.
Over the year we’ve had some really great waves at our local break at Flat Rock, and it’s great to feel comfortable in the water when you paddle out and see your mates there ! That’s why I joined our great club.
I hope you all enjoyed the 2017 competition year and you have a relaxing holiday break. i look forward to caching up and surfing with mates again in 2018!
See you at the Presso!
Last Sunday we met for our last competition round of 2017. It was a rainy morning with conditions threatening to go downhill fast with the nor’ easter just starting to blow onshore and the ocean empty except for one super keen longboarder. The surf was a good size of 1 to 1.5 metres but the ocean was messy after the howling nor’ easter on the previous day. Club Captain Steve Watts made the call to go ahead with the comp.
Twelve members competed in improving conditions throughout the morning with the final heats enjoying cleaner waves. Finding good waves in the shifting peaks was challenging, Steve Watts and Phil Geraghty managed to score some standout waves and Col Harper was seen walking the board which impressed the judges.
After the comp members enjoyed a sausage sizzle and cold beers while Captain Steve declared the day a success and read out the results.
First Division: 1. Steve Watts, 2. Phil Geraghty, 3. Kerry Wilcox.
Second Division: 1. Pete Briggs, 2. Col Harper, 3. Bruce Wilson.
Third Division: 1. Kim Kortick, 2. Equal – Paul Bioletti & Chris Bull.
Fourth Division: 1. Bob Wilcox, 2. Jan Webster, 3. Bill Webster.
Winner of the sponsors raffles:
- Malibu Burgers – Peter Briggs
- Coast @ Lennox Café – Chris Bull
- Barbary Coast Barbers – Steve Watt
A big thanks to all our generous raffle sponsors and our major sponsor Cherry St Sports Club for their ongoing support throughout 2017.
Our final social event for 2017 is the annual presentation of trophies on Sunday 10th December at our major sponsor Cherry St Sports Club. We have booked the board room from 4pm to 8pm. There will be trays of nibbles before the presentation and afterward members are invited to stay on for dinner.
- First and second places in divisions one to four.
- Most Improved.
- Club Person of the Year.
- Club Champion – Alan Rich Memorial trophy presented by Evelyn Rich.
We hope to see you all there !
See you in the surf!
Chris Bull – Club Secretary.