Our 2017 point-score competition is down to the wire with just one comp round left for this year with several divisions to be decided in this last round. Remember, with the point score system used in our comps the more times you compete the better your chances of doing well in the annual results, so we hope to see you all at the final round. See the comp scene report below for more details.
Our November social event was a great success with members enjoying the new layout at Cherry Street Sports. Members were treated to a tasty feed and entertained by rocking covers band Fossil Rock. Our final social event will be the Annual Presentation in December. See the social scene below for all the details.
Unfortunately the planned Rescue & Resuscitation demonstration was postponed due to a clash with the Ballina Prawn Festival, we hope to reschedule the event early next year.
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I hope to distribute our final newsletter in December detailing all the annual results. Until then see you in the surf!
Members were greeted by good surfing conditions in the 2-4′ range with light offshore breezes at Flat Rock. Everyone surfed well with some stand out performances from Bob Wilcox and Col Harper. It was good to see Brian Fryer, Mick Wilson, and Phil Calnan back in the water competing! We hear Mick suffered a broken leg rope after his first wave which mean a long swim that handicapped him on the day. Good story!
1sts: 1st Steve Watts, 2nd Jonny Hanley, 3rd Bill Webster
2nds: 1st Col Harper, 2nd Bob Wilcox, 3rd Phil Calnan
3rds: 1st Kim Kortick, 2nd Mick Wilson
4ths: 1st Byran Fryer, 2nd Jan Webster
Following the absence of catering at the October round Bill Webster did a great job of providing competitors with morning tea, and post comp food and cold beers. Well done Bill!
Winners of the monthly sponsor prizes were:
Steve Watts – The Coast Cafe
Bill Webster – Barbary Haircut
Kim Kortick – Ballina Malibu Burger
A big thank you to all our sponsors for their support throughout 2017.
Our final comp round is on Sunday 3rd December. We hope to see a big turnout for the final round of 2017.
Our November social event was a fun night with some 20 members and their partners enjoying the newly refurbished premises at our major sponsor Cherry Street Sports Club.
The new club layout features a larger bar service, spacious dining, and more entertaining areas. Being the night of the official launch of the new layout, the club was packed with patrons keen to party. The Cheery Street staff did an amazing job of keeping up with the throng of patrons! Well done Cherry Street!
Local band Fossil Rock played from 8:30pm to midnight with just one break. They played lots of great favorites and really had the crowd raging. I must make special mention of the BMC members who danced the night away to the very last song – Kerry & Pete, Jan & Bill, Mark M, Bryan & Sue, and Chris & Helen.
Check out this video for a sample of the great music on the night…
Our final social event for the year is the Annual Presentation on Sunday December 10th. The presso’ starts at 4pm in the Cheery Street Sports boardroom. BMC will provide trays of nibbles before the awards. Members may choose to stay on for dinner if they’d like. Trophies will be awarded for all 4 divisions, Most Improved, and Club Person of the Year as voted by members on the day. It would be great if members wear their BMC club shirts to show Cherry Street we are grateful for their generous ongoing support of our club.
Brian Fryer and wife Sue are just back from a 2 week adventure tour to Kalimantan in Borneo where they had some up close and personal time with the world-famous endangered Orangutans of Borneo. Brian was really impressed by the level of service offered by the tour company, they felt safe and ate well during their 2 week stay. Being so close to the wild Orangutans will be a treasured lifelong memory.
Mick Wilson and Rosanna are back home after a 7 week European tour having toured through Italy and France and back home via LA. Mick is certainly not having any trouble filling his time after his recent retirement, we hear he has upgraded his caravan and headed off with partner Rosanna to Broomes Head for a test run. Enjoy guys!
And we hear Marg Bryant has been off surfing in Fiji with a group of ladies and they had some fun waves.
We welcome new member Will Haylock who joined the club in October. Will is pretty capable on a long-board, we look forward to seeing him in the competition.
NAME: Will Haylock
ADDRESS: 206/3-7 Grandview Street, East Ballina NSW 2478
PHONE: 0430710508 MOBILE: 0430710508
FAMILY: Caroline my Fiancé and 1 Daughter called Manuela
CURRENT JOB: Managing Director – Haylock Finance (Mortgage Broker)
TIME ON NORTH COAST: 3 years
SURFING STYLE: Short boards, Retro boards and Long boards it really depends on what the conditions are.
QUIVER: 4 Short Board performance thrusters ranging from 5’10 to 6’1, 1 Fish 5, 10, 1 Groveller 6,0 and 1 9,4 beach beat traditional Malibu. 7 board quiver.
STARTED SURFING (AGE & LOCATION): 8 years old at Kirra Beach. However grew up in the surfers paradise surf life saving club and surfed a lot of the surfers & main beach breaks.
FAVOURITE SURF SPOT: North-wall Ballina or Currimundi Sunshine Coast or Lennox point if its 5 foot plus.
FAVOURITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Note Book
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY (BESIDES SURFING): Travelling the World
REASON FOR JOINING THE CLUB: Meet new friends and learn how to hang 10!