July comp round in this weekend!

Hi Folks, Just a quick reminder that the July comp is on this weekend. The forecast is for some nice swell and favorable winds, so we hope to see you all there. P.S. If you have not RSVP'd for the July Social night we really need you to confirm by Sunday at the latest, or contact Jan 0427738006 or Kerry 0401710401 - to nominate either curry or dessert to bring on the night. stay safe, Mal on ! Chris

July Social Event – Numbers needed asap please!

Our next social event on Saturday 8th July, the theme is CURRY AND JAM NIGHT @ Chris and Helen's- 49 Justelius Rd, Meerschaum Vale.  Time: 4pm onwards for sunset views across the valley.

Please contact Jan 0427738006 or Kerry 0401710401 - to nominate either curry or dessert to bring on the night.

Camping overnight is welcome and encouraged. Bob May & Friends will be entertaining us and dancing and singing is encouraged. BYO grog , warm things ,favorite squeeze, grog, musical instruments, and anything else you can't live without.

And don't forget to let us know!!!

Jan & Kerry

Newsletter – June 2017

Hi Folks,

Winter is well and truly upon us with chilly nights followed by mild sunny winter days. The surf has been consistent with waist to shoulder high waves and off-shore breezes and the water temp still very inviting.

The conditions at our last comp were testing with pounding sets wrapping around Flattie point giving those on the inside a real work out. Some great waves were still to be had if you picked the right spot to wait. See the Vice Captain's report below for the results.

Captain Ed is recovering from his foot operation and won't be in the surf for several months. We wish him  a speedy recovery. Vice Captain Steve Watts is filling in for Ed, and doing a fine job with getting the crew organised. Thanks Steve.

It was great to welcome back this month a former member and sponsor Nic Steele of Barber-y Coast barbers in Ballina. Nic has been playing a lot of footy that seems to have helped his surfing, scoring well in this month's comp.

Our winter social event is coming up on 8th July, the theme is Curry & Jam Night ( as in music jam), check out the social report below for all the details.

Hope to see you all at the Curry & Jam night!

cheers,

Chris President's Report

VP Bruce Wilson is filling in for President Frank who is working crazy hours at his new Coast@Lennox cafe venture. We wish Frank and partner Libee all the best in their new venture.

This report from Bruce:

We kicked off our June comp on Sunday with only a small turn up of members for the day’s proceedings.

As you know our illustrious Captain Ed is currently laid up after his operation so VC Stevie Watts stepped up to the podium to fill in for Ed.  Steve did a good job on the day, thank you Steve, you even handled the heckling from usual crew.

During the break Steve went over the Comp guidelines, a copy of which we have now laminated and placed on the whiteboard.  The day didn’t go without its ups & downs with Peter Briggs surfing in the wrong colour rashie and then pleading he was colour blind, don’t forget to bring a medical certificate to the next comp Peter!

The conditions were not favorable to those of us who got caught by the rip tow heading north, or were pounded by the sets on the inside. Outstanding surfers on the day were Steve W  & Nic the Barber who rejoined the club this year. We hope to we see more of Nic this year after he only surfed one round last year.

The Megaphone was introduced on Sunday which I had a great time with (just ask Chris Bull) as I do like to let my hair down / relax socially away from my 24-7 work routine when I see you guys.

I also mentioned on the day that the July comp is the last chance to order clothing, so far I have had a poor response so we may not be placing an order this year unless the numbers bulk up.

On Saturday our Club was the only local club that supported the Love Lennox Surfboard Swap meet. This year the number of boards & visitors was well down on last year. It was good to see Paul Abbott give a hand on Friday setting up the stall then he backed it up by spending the next day manning the site. Also supporting on the day was Mark Muszynski looking after the registrations plus the money side of the event, another one that stayed all day well done Mark & Paul it wouldn’t have happened without your support.

Ok enough waffling on from me clean waves to you all.

Bruce

Captain's Report

Sunday June 4th was a damp and chilly morning and not very inviting. Surf conditions were challenging with 3-4' surf coming from the south. A band of just 12 intrepid members donned their wetsuits and pitted their skills, fitness and courage against the elements. The overall honors went to new club member Nick Steel who fought hard right to the end in each of his heats getting his best rides in the dying minutes of each.

Results

Firsts: 1st Nick Steel, 2nd Steve Watts, 3rd Chris Bull

Seconds: 1st Pete Briggs, 2nd Bill Webster, 3rd Paul Abbott

Thirds: 1st Jeff Rees, 2nd Col Harper, 3rd Bruce Wilson

Fourths: 1st Phil Geraghy, equal 2nd  Marg Bryant and Bob May

Lucky draw winners: Malibu Burger: Bob May, Hair Cut at the Barber-y Coast: Col Harper, $50 meal voucher at Coast @Lennox Head, Nick Steel.

Next club round 3rd July 7am at Flat Rock. New Members are welcome.

 - Steve Watts Vice Captain

Social Report

Our next social event on Saturday 8th July, the theme is CURRY AND JAM NIGHT @ Chris and Helen's- 49 Justelius Rd, Meerschaum Vale.  Time: 4pm onwards for sunset views across the valley.

Please contact Jan 0427738006 or Kerry 0401710401 - to nominate either curry or dessert to bring on the night.

Camping overnight is welcome and encouraged. Bob May & Friends will be entertaining us and dancing and singing is encouraged. BYO grog , warm things ,favorite squeeze, grog, musical instruments, and anything else you can't live without.

And don't forget to let us know!!!

Jan & Kerry

Good old google Maps will get you there!

Northern access via Alstonville, head south along Wardell Rd. Southern access via the Highway exit at Wardell Rd, Wardell (Opposite the BP) and head north along Wardell Rd . At the Meerschaum Vale Hall turn off Wardell Rd into Marrom Creek Rd , drive 5 klms , first street on the left is Justelius Rd, then proceed 500 metres down Justelius Rd to the first house on the left.  Please no parking in the front yard as we've had new septic trenches installed there !

Lennox Board Swap Meet on this Saturday 2nd June.

Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder the annual Lennox Board Swap Meet is on again this Saturday 3rd June. Bruce, Mark, and Paul have volunteered to get down there at 6:30am to set up the tents etc.

This event generates funds for the Disabled Surfers Association and raises the profile of our club so we'd like all those you can attend to drop in and check out the plethora (nice word) of boards on display and for sale.

Registrations for board sales require a gold coin donation and all sales will attract a 10% commission. All funds raised will go to charity.

Local shaper and long time Lennox local Phil Myers will be on site to judge the demonstration board classes.

So let's all get behind this important annual charity event. Hope to see you all there!

PS. If anyone can help out at the event please contact Bruce Wilson on 0427-789-331.

Mal on!

cheers,

Chris

Club Captain Ed recovering at home

Hi Folks, Just had  a phone call with Ed. He's only just returned home after corrective surgery on his foot on the 10th of May. It's been a long stint in a Sydney hospital so he's glad to finally be back home to recover.  Ed has been told  not to put weight on his foot for 3 months and is on crutches, so we won't see him in the surf any time soon. Heather asked me to let members know that Ed will be on his own most Wednesdays and Thursdays so if anyone has some spare time I'm sure Ed would appreciate a visit. If you need Ed's contact details let me know. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope this surgery will allow him to surf competitively into his 70's!  Mal on! cheers, Chris  

Newsletter – May 2017

Fellow Loggers,

It's been a slow start to the 2017 Competition year with wild weather, dirty water, and not a lot of quality waves, so it was great to see clean walling right-handers rolling down the Flat Rock point at the last comp.  For those who weren't there - YOU MISSED IT! Sadly we don't have any pictures to make you even more jealous, so you'll just have to take our word for it.  The Flattie banks are on!  See the Captains report for all the results.

The May Social event at Captain Frank's Coast@Lennox Cafe was a huge night. Combining our social night and Jan's 60th birthday made for a fun turnout of members and friends at the popular Lennox Head cafe.  See the gallery in the Social Report for all the pictures.

Captain's Report

We held our May point-score competition round in clean small waves at Flat Rock last Sunday. It was just another day in paradise with offshore winds, sunshine, 2 to 3 foot surf, and great banks producing fun long-board waves.

It is always difficult to run an event when the conditions are so good because everyone is frothing. Despite the large crowd of free-surfers we managed to get through all the heats without any injuries or arguments. Thanks again to all the crew who make this possible and to Bob and Bruce for the after-competition lunch.

Results

Firsts: 1. Steve Watts, 2. Chris Bull, 3. Phil Geraghty, 4. Peter Briggs, 5. Bruce Wilson.

Seconds: 1. Ed Riordan, 2. Brian Delaney, 3. N/A, 4. Col Harper, Phil Calnan, Linda Hawryluk (Shared).

Thirds: 1. Paul Abbott, 2. Paul Bioletti, 3. Mick Calnan, 4. Marg Bryant, 5. Jan Webster.

Fourths: 1. Geoff Reese, 2. Steve Clayton, 3. Bryan Fryer, Bill Webster.

Fifths:  1. Bob Wilcox, 2. Bob May.

Winners of the raffles were Steve Watts and Col Harper. As per the VP's new rule Steve & Col are nominated as Caterer's at the next comp. Nothing comes free these days. Thanks Fellas!

A big thank you to our generous sponsors for their ongoing support – Cherry St Sports, Coast Café @ Lennox, Malibu Burgers, Alpine Nurseries, and Coaster Kings.

Our next comp round is Sunday 4th June. Hope to see you all there!

Stay safe, be cool and enjoy the ride. Ed Riordan – Club Captain Check out the pics here...

Vice President's Report

Well after postponing the April Comp weren’t  we blessed with a great Autumn day the sun was shining, slight offshore breeze, up to shoulder height waves running through from the point and a good turn up of members. You couldn’t have asked for a better day to be holding  the comp. It was good to see a few old faces turn up as well. The comp ran extremely well thanks to the handy work of Ed and backed up by  Stevie W great job guys. This year I have noticed that the comps seem to run smoothly with additional  items purchased by the club to make life easier for all. Bob thanks for stepping in and organising lunch as well good on your mate.

On another note to those that are interested in clothing please return your forms at the next comp or email the club secretary your requirements so we can push ahead and place the order. Concerning payment you need to pay on the day you receive your order.

The Wrecks  & Relics comp is coming up in June and I know a few members do the annual pilgrimage to Noosa for a social event over the weekend so I hope to see a few of you there.

Another event in June is the “I Love Lennox” surfboard swap meet which I hope is supported by the club it seems it may not happen if we can’t get any help with organising it. If you’re interested in helping out on the day just send me an email. To those that may have a few boards they want sell bring them down on the day or if you have that classic you would like to share please do so.

See you all at Retro Surf Social at Coast@Lennox cafe with the loudest clothing you have.

Keep safe and enjoy the ride. Cheers, Bruce

Social Report

Our May social outing at Captain Frank's Cafe@Lennox was a huge hit with a great turnout of members and their partners. The crowd was boosted by more of Jan's friends to celebrate her 60th birthday in style.

It was a great night with heaps of tasty food and lots of lively chat. Brian Delaney won the best retro dress and Col Harper was runner up. Margie Bryant won the ladies best retro look.

Check out all the pics in the following gallery.

Our next social event is the Noosa Wrecks & Relics surf comp on 11th, 12th and 13th June. I'm told the comp is booked out so if you haven't already booked you're too late. The following event is Xmas in July on 8th July, no details yet but we'll provide more information closer to the event.

Missing In Action

The absence of our Risk Manager and 2017 committee member at recent committee meetings and comp rounds has prompted the VP to post this advert in the Newsletter this month. If anyone sees Col ask him to call home!

AWOL

CONTACT  B.M.C  IF SIGHTED! 

 

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 margieb@westnet.com.au  or sms  0418 482 952 name and beef, chicken, or vego.