Anyone who had the pleasure of surfing at Maroubra last century, would have also had the pleasure of sharing the water with one of Southend’s founding members and absolute gentlemen, Steve ‘Fish’ Buchan. Fish, along with his wife Geradine and many other Malabar and Southend family and friends perished in the Bali bombings of October 2002.
This Sunday, October 14, we are asking all members, friends and family to make the effort and spend the day at Malabar Beach to honour and remember these lovely people. And also to celebrate the beautiful, close knit community that we are so lucky to enjoy, and be a part of here in the south-eastern suburbs of Sydney.
At 11am, the nine Australian flags that covered the coffins of those victims from Malabar are raised at the memorial above Malabar Beach. It is the only day of the year that these flags are flown.
There are then plenty of friends to catch up with, a heap of food on the BBQ and live music, including from Fish’s niece and outstanding singer, Chloe Buchan, who will once again be performing on stage. The music and food continue through to 6pm when the flags are lowered.
Please come out, no matter the weather, to help us continue this amazingly important day. Everyone is welcome.