Baxter 2017

Rocking up to the beach early on Saturday morning you would of thought it was middle of winter. A fresh southerly was blowing, it was cloudy and cool but at least we had waves. There was a fun 3ft swell running and we took over the nice little A-Frame in front of Southend Surf Club.

We introduced a stack of changes this year so no one really knew what to expect. Moving the event from winter to spring, change in format, moving from twinnies and single fins to the Softlite and Mullet boards and passing of the baton to younger captains.

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Softlite and Mullet Boards join the Baxter party

The Baxter Shield is day is all about having fun, wacky outfits, bad surfing being rewarded, a few cold ones and grooving to the DJ on the beach. So we are stoked to announce that Softlite and Mullet Surfboards have jumped onboard as event sponsors.

Both companies will be providing us with a stack of boards for competitors to use at this years event. There will also be spare boards for others to use and mess around on whilst they are waiting for their heat. We will also be raffling off a new board on the day.

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The Baxter Shield is back!

The 2017 Sands Hotel Paul ‘Baxter Shield’ will be held on Saturday October 21 at Maroubra Beach. After having a year off we have moved the Baxter Shield to the warmer month of October in 2017 with a new revitalised format!

This contest is an open pre-paid surfing event with limited amount of surfing spots available that go on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. (Keep in mind that there is only a maximum of 64 competing surfers on the day and we currently have well over 150 members at Southend – so get in early to guarantee your spot. You can register simply by clicking on the link

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