May Social Event – Saturday 13th May.

Fellow loggers, Our next social event is soon approaching on Saturday 13th May. it's a Retro Surf night at Coast Cafe Lennox (The old Groovers) starting at 6.30pm. Drag out all your old 70's surf gear and dress up for a fun night! The social committee need definite booking numbers by Monday 8th May (preferably at Club Round 7th May) with your main course preference from choices below. Bring your money on Sunday too if you wish ($35 per head) Menu
  • Delicious shared entrée plates -( hot and cold),
  • Sit down main course
  • Shared sweets.
Choice for mains
  • Braised Beef Cheek with roasted baby onions+tomatoes, fresh herby mash, shiraz & peppercorn jus
  • Twice Cooked Maryland of Chicken with butter poached leeks, fondant potatoes,tarragon+lemon cream
  • Grilled Haloumi + Roasted Pumpkin Tian with red capsicum jam, zucchini "spaghetti", toasted pine nuts.
NO BYO! Pay as you go at the bar. Please email Marg on  or sms  0418 482 952 name and beef, chicken, or vego.

May Social Event – Saturday May 13th

Retro Surf Party

OK get you retro surf gear out and your party hat on!
  • Saturday 13th May 6pm at Coast Café Lennox Head.
  • 3 course meal $35 per head. Shared entrée plates (not seated), sit down 2 choice main menu (+ option for vegetarians) then cake and coffee (not seated).
  • Beer and wines etc at the bar - pay as you go.
PS It's Jazzy Jan's 60th that night also and although she didn't want a party, I think we can help her celebrate in good fun BMC style. We'll need numbers by Monday 8th May (and your dinner choice.) More info to come at the club round on Sunday 7th May. Marg and the social committee. RSVP - or 0418-482-952

Newsletter – March 2017

Fellow Loggers,

After waiting all week for the ocean to settle after the recent East Coast Low our postponed March competition was finally held in clean sizable waves. The point was breaking and those occasional beach break lefts were producing some fun overhead forehand walls for the goofy footers in our club.   See Captain Ed's report below for the full details.

In this month's newsletter we review the March competition results and the recent social event at Cherry St Sports.

Secretary's Report

Work continues on our Risk Management policies with our newly-appointed Risk Manager, Col Woodbry, producing an Emergency Plan to be used when a member is in trouble in the surf. We have purchased an air horn which will be sounded three times to indicate someone is in trouble and the emergency plan kicks into operation. The Emergency Plan is in draft status at the moment and will be distributed to members after the committee has agreed to it's adoption.

 Bruce Wilson is busy gauging member interest in a new issue of club clothing including short and long sleeve T-Shirts, hoodies, beanies, rain jackets, caps etc. We will soon email out a survey to further determine member interest and firm up the pricing.

Captain's Report

An unusually small number of dedicated contestants took on the challenging surf for our March Competition. No place for the faint hearted, with some overhead sets between the lulls, and lots of water being pushed over the reef by the incoming tide. The abundance of other surfers added to the difficulty, but we managed to get through the event without any problems. We then enjoyed a tasty meal, thanks to Bob and Kim, and discussed various issues including club clothing.

Raffles were drawn and the winners were:

  • Malibu Burger- Mick Calnan
  • Coast@Lennox Cafe- Bruce Wilson
Ed's new method of nominating the raffle winners to cater for the next round means  Mick and Bruce are nominated as next month's caterers. Thanks fellas!


The final results were: Firsts: 1. Steve Watts 2. Geoff Rees 3. Mick Calnan Seconds: 1. Ed Riordan 2. Bryan Fryer 3. Chris Bull Thirds: 1. Paul Bioletti 2. Bob Wilcox 3. Kim Kortick Fourths: 1. Bill Webster 2. Bruce Wilson 3. Jan Webster Our next competition is on April 2nd . Hope to see you all there! NOTE: Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night.

Stay safe, be cool and enjoy the ride.

Cheers, Ed

Social Report

Some twenty members, partners, and friends enjoyed a night out at the Cherry St Sports Club last Saturday evening. It was a great opportunity to catch up and enjoy a chat over tasty fare. The food and service was said to be exceptional.   Click on the gallery below for all the pics.

Our next social event is scheduled for Saturday 13th May at COAST@Lennox Head Cafe. It will be a dress up night with a Retro surf gear theme. The old Groovers Cafe is now owned by our by our illustrious President Frank and his partner Libbe. We wish them every success in their new business venture.

Member Roamings

Steve Watts and Eric Walker competed in the Over 60s in this years Australian Longboard Surfing Open held at Kingscliff beach last  weekend. Both members made it to the finals where Eric placed 4th and Steve first. This was a huge win for the guys and our small club. Well done guys!

Checkout the ALO web site for all the pics

Steve giving his acceptance speech.

Steve's first place in the Over 60s was his best career win! Well done Steve!

Member Profile

It seemed timely to include this profile of Steve in this month's newsletter.

March social – Cherry St Sports – Sat 11th March

Our 2017 social calendar kicks off this coming Saturday night 6:30pm  at our major sponsor Cherry St Sports Club. Should be a fun night starting with the bistro meal followed by followed by local 5 piece band "Pistol Whip". Please direct bookings for the evening to the Social Committee, Jan Webster 0427738006 or 66874886, or Kerry Wilcox on 0401710401. Seating is limited so get in early! See you all there!
Pistol Whip is high energy five piece band covering tunes from all eras.

Terry Scott passes

This picture of Terry was taken late last year during a club round. Terry loved his surfing and will be sadly missed by club members.

It is with sadness I advise club members of the passing of Terry Scott. Terry suffered a heart attack while surfing Wategoes last week.  Terry's wife Joyce tells us Terry wanted his ashes to be spread over the ocean during a paddle out by his mates. Unfortunately due to  Joyce's own illness she is currently not well enough to organise the event and will let us know when the day comes.

Terry was a nice bloke who always had time for a chat and loved his surfing. It's very sad to see him die so young we extend our condolences to the family and  friends.

May be rest in piece.


Chris Bull