September round postponed to Sunday 10th September

Hi Folks,

We were unable get a comp together on Fathers Day as numbers were expectedly down due to the celebrations and just 9 competitors fronting up.

A/G Captain Steve made the call to postpone one week saying judging on the day would have been difficult with sets breaking way out behind Flat Rock.

We hope to see you all this Sunday for a re-run! Fingers  crossed!

cheers,

Chris

Red Wok Dinner tonight

Hi Folks,

Looking forward to catching up with you all tonight for dinner at Red wok Thai restaurant in Ballina. Red Wok specialises in modern style  Thai food.

Red Wok is opposite the Ballina Council building at 37-41 Cherry St. Dinner kicks off at 7:00pm. The restaurant still allows B.Y.O. and does sell alcohol as well.

See you there!

cheers,

Chris

Red Wok Thai only 6 days away. Book now!

Our next social event is on Saturday 19th August at Red Wok in Ballina. This popular local restaurant is rated 4.5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #7 of 89 restaurants in Ballina, so you are guaranteed a good feed on this night out.

If you are coming please let us know asap so we can make sure we book sufficient seats for everyone. Please contact Jan 0427738006 or Kerry 0401710401 to book.

Red wok is a modern Thai restaurant.

Newsletter August 2017

G’day Fellow Loggers,

Last Sunday we held our August point-score competition in some of the best long-board waves this year. The morning started with a chilly 5 degrees and most competitors were expecting the comp to be postponed due to the lack of swell forecast on all the web sites.

A beautiful winters morning on the North Coast.

 It was a surprise to see the sand banks that had been producing nice waves over the past few weeks had gotten better and a small easterly swell, brushed smooth by  a light offshore breeze, producing fun 3-4 ft rights  and lefts in  front of the viewing platform.

Fun glassy 3-4 ft left and rights, what a great day!

Eighteen members competed in 4 heats of two rounds with everyone stoked to have such great waves and the Sunday crowd very considerate of our competitors needs to score two good waves in twenty minutes.

The day warmed up to a sensational winter days with light nor’ easter only starting to waft in during the very last heat of the day.

Results

Firsts: 1. Paul Abbott, 2. Mark Muszynski, 3. Chris Bull, 4. Paul Biolletti.

Seconds: 1. Peter Briggs, 2. Marg Bryant, 3. Phil Calnan, 4. Kerry Wilcox.

Thirds: 1. Steve Watts, 2. Lisa Black, 3. Jan Webster, 4. Brian Fryer.

Fourths: 1. Jason Shrieves, 2. Bob Wilcox, 3. Steve Clayton, 4. Kim Kortick, 5. Bill Webster, 6. Bob May.

Congratulations to first place winner Paul Abbott who is really walking the board well. Welcome back to Jason Shrieves and his mate Lisa Black, great to see you guys back in the water.

Thanks to acting Club Captain Steve Watts who is doing a great job filling in for Captain Ed Riordan who is on sick leave. A special thank you to Treasurer Mark Muszynski for catering on the day.

After the competition the crew enjoyed a social catch up with a few cold beers and some tasty tucker.

A few cold beers and tasty chicken wraps after a fun surf. Life on the north coast is pretty good!

Our sponsors prize draw after the comp produced the following winners:

  • Malibu Burgers – Steve Clayton
  • Barber-y Coast – Bill Webster
  • Coast  @ Lennox Cafe – Bob Wilcox

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generosity and a big thank you to our major sponsor Cherry St Sports.

Our next comp round is on 3rd September. New members are always welcome, just turn up at Flat rock at 7:00 am with a 9ft plus size Malibu!

For all today’s pics see the following gallery….

Social Calendar

Our next social event is on Saturday 19th August at Red Wok in Ballina. This popular local restaurant is rated 4.5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #7 of 89 restaurants in Ballina, so you are guaranteed a good feed on this night out.

If you are coming please let us know asap so we can make sure we book sufficient seats for everyone.

Red wok is a modern Thai restaurant.

Member Roamings

Welcome home to Pete & Marg Bryant from their recent 5 week tour of Portugal, Spain, and the Arctic.

A real polar bear! Riding an ice breaker through the Arctic. Sounds like a great trip.

Special Mentions 

Captain Ed Riordan is recovering from a medical op on his foot. We hear Ed’s recovery is going to plan and he hopes to be back in September. Eric Walker has had a tough run lately with a complicated ear infection keeping him out of the water. We hope to see you guys back in the surf as soon as possible.  Get well soon!

 

Newsletter – July 2017

Fellow loggers,

Winter has well and truly arrived with some chilly mornings dampening the surfing spirit for some, like me.  I’m told there were some nice waves at Flattie last weekend, but I missed it!

Our last comp round was challenging with a big paddle for those keen to catch one from way out the back. See A/G Club Captain Steve’s report below for all the details.

Our “Winter in July – Curry & Jam” social event was held last Saturday night and it as a very Indian affair with loads of Indian decorations and tasty Indian curries, see the social report for all the details.

Hope to see you all at our next comp round.

cheers,

Chris

A/G President’s Report

Just a brief report on the July comp round held at Flattie in very contestable conditions  with overhead sets pumping through.

Numbers were down but we had enough members to hold 2 heat’s in the first round then a combined heat of all surfers for the final round. It was a good call due to the sweep heading north along with pounding sets to contest with .

I take my hat off to you guys who surfed on Sunday it looked like hard work.

We were also treated to a special guest star on the day, yes Col Woodbury had surfaced to help with the day’s proceedings, good on ya Col. It was also good to see Frank for awhile checking in to see how things were going.

I see the sand has filled back in at Flattie with great banks off the point at the moment running through to the beach some of the best waves I have enjoyed in the last year or so.

That’s it from me stay wet.

Cheers, Bruce

Club Captain’s Report

A small group of committed members turned up at the last comp round on a very chilly Sunday morning. Options to run or delay the comp were discussed for nearly one hour while the temperature slowly climbed, eventually the call was made “It’s on!”

A reasonable size southerly swell was wrapping wide around Flat Rock. The wide sets proved a challenge for all with a long paddle out the back to catch the biggest of the waves on offer.

With only 10 starters it was thought a compressed comp format would suit better and the second round was reduced to just two heats. Congrats to all competitors on their commitment to the club rounds.

Results

1sts:  1. Phil Geraghty, 2. Steve Watts

2nds: 1. Nick Steel, 2. Paul Bioletti

3rds: 1. Peter Briggs, 2. Chris Bull

4ths: 1. Geoff Rees, 2. Webster (DNS), 3. Steve Clayton (DNS)

5ths: 1. Bob Wilcox, 2. Bob May

Winners of the sponsors raffles were  Chris Bull (Barbery Coast), Bob May (Coast@Lennox Cafe), Bob Wilcox (Malibu Burgers).

The Lennox Longboard Classic is scheduled for August 12th & 13th. A few of our crew are competing so why not come along and show your support, Saturday Night at the Lennox Pub is always a fun night!

Our next comp round is on Sunday August 6th at Flat Rock , hope to see you all there!

Social Report

A crew of dedicated members and their partners and friends descended on Chris & Helen’s farm at Meerschaum Vale last Saturday night to enjoy an evening of great food, music, and socialising.

The crew arrived just before sunset, enjoying drinks overlooking the valley and watching the shadow of the setting sun creep across the valley floor. On this cool winter’s evening warm fires were a must with everyone jockeying for a position close to the fire pit.

Starter drinks watching the sun set and the moon rise.

After sunset the group moved to undercover seating surrounded by Indian adornments and began feasting on all manner of tasty Indian curries and sweet deserts, as well as a birthday cake for our entertainer Bob May.

The dining area was decorated with an assortment of Indian Faris from Jan’s closet!

Bob and his pal Tom arrived with an assortment of guitars and amplifiers looking very much the professionals. Bob and Tom entertained us with a collection of old favorites fitting for such a fine dining affair. The soothing sound  of Tom’s flute playing was particularly suited to the  theme for the event.  Many thanks to Bob & Tom for supporting our club social event and again Happy Birthday to young Bob!

Bob celebrated his 71st birthday on the night. Happy Birthday Bob!

After dinner Mumbai Santa arrived with his helper to handout secret santa presents to those willing to answer a  secret sexy question just for fun. Thanks to Paul for being a good sport and putting up with a face covered in boot polish!

Paul was talked into dressing up as Mumbai Santa for the Secret Santa presents. Thanks for being a good sport!

Special thanks go to the social committee, Kerry for organising the food, Jan & Bill for help with the decorating and logistics. It was a great team effort! Thanks guys!

Checkout all the pics by clicking on the following gallery…

BMC Christmas in July 2017 (1)

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Our next social event will be held on August 19th at Red Wok Thai restaurant in Ballina.  We will begin gathering numbers soon, please let the social committee know if you are interested in attending.

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 !