Introducing our New President

The Southend AGM is done and dusted for another year. Congrats to Richie Fairbairn who was elected as the President of Southend for 2019 and beyond. Richie becomes only the 7th ever president of the club over its 35 years. Congrats Richie.

The prez pulling into a mbra shack

Also a huge thanks to outgoing president Matt Lawson for his outstanding contribution as President over the past 4 years and 20 years as a surfer and committee member. Over those 20 year Matt has been instrumental in shaping the club into what it is today. The ultimate club man happy to put in the hours and effort to ensure things are run smoothly, things are organised for our members, sponsors and everyone that has anything to do with the club. On behalf of everyone Matt a huge thank you for everything you have done for this great club.

Pumped for a massive 35th year. Bring on comp 1 on the 13th April. If you haven’t already signed up time to get moving people. Spots are filling fast so log onto LiveHeats and lock in your spot for 2019 event series.

www.liveheats.com/southendboardriders
Click “Sign On Now”
Create a LiveHeats account (or login with your existing account from last year)
Enter your details
Pay with a Credit or Debit Card
Once complete, you’ll receive an email with confirmation.

Rego Day – Saturday 17th March

Only 11 Days to go until we kick-off our 2018 season…

Between 12pm and 2pm this coming Saturday 17th March we will having our Final Registration day for those of you who have not yet signed up and those of you who want to join as a social member. We will set up in front of Southend Surf Club (on the grass up top), the BBQ will be cranking and so will the tunes so come down and enjoy a few snags and a cold drink and meet the crew.

If you cannot make it you can this Saturday you can still register online @ https://www.liveheats.com/southendboardriders. This option will be available until next Thursday 22/3. But with 85 people already registered don’t delay. We are limiting the number of surfers in each division this year to 24.

Finally this year we will be looking for surfers or parents who want to be Divisional Representatives. The divisional representatives main role will be to look after all the needs and wants of surfers and parents for their nominated division.

Reps main roles include

  • The main point of contact during club event
  • Welcome & introduce new surfers,
  • Point of contact for surfers and parents during events and also pass on all surfers feedback to the Contest Director and committee.

The more people that get involved the easier the day is. So if this sounds like something you would be interested in please let us know.

Have a great week and hope to see you down there on Saturday.

 

 

 

Tye Koolis finishes 2nd at the Rip Curl Gromsearch event

After 4 epic days of competing Tye was the last local left standing come finals time. In fun peaky 3ft waves took on the best of the best in the blue ribbon U/16 Boys final. Harry Phillips from the South coast executed a barrage of backside snaps to open up an early lead locking in an impressive 15.23 two-wave heat total. But Tye didn’t let up throwing everything at him right to the end. Needing an 8.81 with a few minutes to go Tye put it all on the line but could only manage a 7.5 and finishing in 2nd place. A great result for the young kid and for his outstanding surfing through the event was also awarded the most outstanding male competitor of the event. Yeah Tye

After a 9th at Jan Juc a few weeks ago Tye is sitting 4th on the ratings and looks a solid chance of nabbing one of the 10 final spots available in the National Gromsearch Final at Woonoona in Jan 2018.

U16 Boys
1 – Harry Phillips – 15.23
2 – Tye Koolis – 14.2
3 – Finn Hill – 12.66
4 – Ben Duncan – 11.24

Congrats to all other boys that competed in the event.
* Koda Killorn R3 U/14
* Mateus Bersot R3 U/12
* Jake Feher R2 U/12
* Lucas Bersot R1 U/16

All photos courtesy of the legend Glenn Duffus @gd_photos

Event 6 wrap

A super clean 2-3 ft SE swell had us setting up on a pretty epic A Frame. Winds turned offshore at about 8am and stayed that way all day. With pumping waves on offer everyone came along with their A-Game. Plenty of epic heats with some of the highest heat scores we’ve seen in years. Standouts on the day included Monty Tait fresh back from Europe, Gully Thomas, Kyle O’Sullivan, Seamus Connon, Jackson Dennett, Luana Rubbo, Baylei McGuigan and Shira Arakawa. The Micros Groms surfed on the bank in front of the skate park and geez they were ripping too.

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