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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
In the week leading up to the May club round Coastalwatch was predicting large waves
between 2-3 meters for Sunday’s comp. Depending on your wave
preferences the 1ft clean waves we were greeted with came either as a blessing or as a disappointment.
A quick check @ 6.00am revealed some possibilities at 3rd Ave, Burleigh. So we
descended on the bank & gave it our best shot. As it turned out it was a good call with the swell
increasing to 2-3ft for most of the comp with even the odd bigger set.
With both Peter Bobbo & Ross Fergusson away this month, John & I had our hands full
until we managed to wrangle help from Ant, Dan Carter & Greg Moir on the comp front plus Jo
Hansen & Ted in the tent. With the change of venue we still managed to run 12 heats/finals plus
BBQ & be done by midday. Thanks too, to the guys who did the cooking while Carbs was in Bali
We are still pulling 36+ competitors to club rounds even on these colder Autumn mornings, so guys get there early or chance missing out. Remember we close entries by 6.45am & hit
the water by 7.00 sharp.
It has been a feature of the past two comps that some new faces have been evident in
the Finals… with the likes of Chey, Dane Chalk, Dan Carter, Greg Moir, pushing their claims. This
is great for the club & good to see many of the younger guys pushing hard.
With Jackson choosing to head south & miss the May comp it looked like Macca was
due for a win & then along came Clint Guest with a fantastic display of power surfing to take out
the final in great style. Well done Clint & Macca, mate you were gracious in defeat, the sign of
the true champ that you are.
One of our Gold sponsors, Mark Sutton from Board Culture has opened a second store
at the old Ocean & Earth site at Coolie Airport so if you are down Coolie way call in & give it the
once over. Mark assures me that it will be a board rider’s heaven with 100 plus boards in stock.
Meanwhile if you want to demo any boards keep a look out for Mark at our monthly comps, he
always brings heaps of new models along for anyone to try.
JUNE 2010 NEWS
MAY CLUB ROUND
Jeff and Lynn Reedman went on a holiday to Red Rock NSW and Lynn had a fall on the first
day, it turned out she fractured her leg and had to have an operation to have a plate inserted in
her leg. She is been out of action for four weeks with another four weeks to go. So if you don’t
see Jeff at the next couple of rounds you will understand why. We wish Lynn a speedy recovery.
JUNE 2010 NEWS
2010 Wrecks and Relics
Noosa Malibu Club held its annual wrecks and
relics competition last weekend, but due to swell
direction, first point was like Lake Noosa. With some
keen local knowledge, the gathering of old surfing
people, moved south to Castaways Beach, (for the non
locals, just south of Sunshine Beach).
Conditions were not unlike a normal Burleigh
Longboard Club round with clean two to three foot
peeling rights with the occasional left, off a bank
which apart from a brisk southerly in the afternoon
held up well all day. Sunday was much the same with
an increase in swell and the odd 6 footer sneaking
through, glassing off in the arvo for a free surf to finish the weekend off.
The increasing number of Burleigh Longboarders competing at this popular event is due
mainly to the efforts of the Noosa Malibu Club who laboured tirelessly to make it a permanent
date on the (old peoples) longboard calendar.
Burleigh’s elder statesmen surfed away with several trophies, against some very talented
competition. Mike Pimm taking out the Young Guns over 50’s division and Denis Carberry with
some inspired surfing from his holiday in Bali to be number one in the nearly really old division
the over 55’s. Other surfers faring well were Denis Lowe and Greg Tilley in the bloody old
division, the over 60’s, 2nd and 5th respectively. Greg Moir and David Stork in the final of the
over 50’s and Steve Peterson making the final of the over 55’s.
JUNE 2010 NEWS
The following issue has often raised its ugly
head and this concerns surfing etiquette . Surfing is no
different to any other sport in that it is governed by a
set of rules, wether they be hard core written rules such
as a constitution or a set of standards that are adhered
to by participants of a particular sport, as in surfing’s
case where surfers surf recreationally more than
competitors compete. So over the years a set of
standards has evolved and those being the no drop in
rule and snaking and I don’t need to elaborate any more,
as most surfer’s especially in our club now what I am
talking about. Where dropping in a comp is classed as an
obstruction and ruled against, where snaking though not
Lennox Longboarders do anything for attention
an indiscretion it is not condoned by our club or other
clubs and including the general surfing community.
Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up,
the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things
down to help them remember.
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. 'Want anything while
I'm in the kitchen?' he asks. 'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks.
'No, I can remember it.'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to
He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.'
'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks.
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the
kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the plate for a moment.
'Where's my toast?'
JUNE 2010 NEWS
An Update from our Gold Sponsors at Board Culture
1. Another Surf Shop for Baron von Sutton
The big news is that Board Culture has recently taken over the former Ocean & Earth surf shop at
Coolangatta Airport. The new store will continue to stock the big range of Surftech Tuflite boards and O&E
There is also a selection of McTavish surfboards (sourced from both Byron Bay and Global Surf Industries), as well as Rusty, 7S and Webber shortboards. The shop is also building a range of SUP’s, paddles and
lessons in conjunction with Jamie Mitchell. If you can’t find it, Board Culture can always get it in for you!
2. Second Hand Boards for Sale
Following are some of the “pre-loved” longboards for sale at the store:
9’0 Billy Tolhurst BT109 in Surftech Tuflite epoxy. Good cond. $695. (A favourite board of Danny O
9’0 Koma Quad Fin. Excellent Cond. Was $695, now $595.
9’1 Astro performanceTri-fin. Excellent cond. $525
9’1 Wayne Deane Tri-fin. Excellent cond. $595
9’2 Arrawarra Longboards Tri-fin. Excellent Cond. $695
9’3 Richard Harvey. A stunning board. $995 never ridden. Price includes new leggie and Creatures
9’3 Na Papa Tri-fin performance board. Excellent cond $695
9’4 Ben McTavish single fin. Fair cond. $450
9’6 Chris Garret single fin. Excellent Cond. $595
9’6 Robert August “What I Ride” model in SurftechTuflite epoxy. Excellent cond. $795 with cover
9’8 Na Papa – old style model handshaped at Burleigh.
Set up as single fin (with side fin plugs). Good Cond.
7’2 Wayne Deane Shortboard Thruster. Excellent cond.
7’2 Walden Mega Magic (a big boys shortie!) Excellent
cond. With travel cover and legrope.
7’3 7S Superfish (in epoxy). New with deck grip. $795.
An ideal longboarder’s shortboard.
Your old board won’t sell sitting in the garage. No sale,
no charge, so bring it in!
Board Culture surf shops are at:
2438 Gold Coast Hwy Mermaid Beach (200m north of the
Markeri Street intersection). Ph 5572 9866.
Shop 5D Airport Central, 1 Eastern Drive Coolangatta (next to
the Tavern and Subway)
Ph 5536 5866
JUNE 2010 NEWS
13th June 2010———————————
2010——————————————————————-June Club round
19th & 29th June ————————————————————-Queensland Titles
4th July 2010———
———Club Five Way Challenge, Evans Head.
11th July 2010 ————————————July
————————————July Club round.
23rd to the 25th July———
———2010 Logger Heads Annual
Malibu Classic at Scotts Head.
Greg Tilley President [email protected] M.0438 105 566
John Hansen Vice President [email protected] M.0417 730 364
Peter Bobbermien Secretary [email protected] M.0434 736 957
Ross Ferguson Treasurer [email protected] M.0404 480 348
Ted Hurrell Contest Director