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.
In last weeks monthly newsletter we announced a date change for the Sept 16 comp to 14 October. This move was made because of the impact the Junior Kirra Teams event (which will be run over the same weekend) will have on the event. Unfortunately the council has this week advised that the beach had already been booked by the Maroubra Bodyboarders who needed to rearrange their event to make way for the Rip Curl Gromsearch.
So after some discussion the committee have agreed to run comp 6 on the 16 Sept as per the original calendar. The kids competing + caretakers who fly to Qld as part of the Maroubra United team will be compensated by way of having an average score added to their overall points tally. There will be a large number of key personnel missing so for those of you who are around on that weekend please ensure you to get down early to help set up, judge a few heats through the day and help out where you can.
So the deal for the rest of the year is
16 Sept – Pointscore – Comp 6 @ Maroubra
21 Oct – Sands Paul Baxter Shield @ Maroubra (Specialty Event which is open to all local surfers. No points allocated to individual surfers for this event)
4 Nov – Pointscore – Comp 7 @ Bendalong
Fri 18 Nov – Presentation Night @ Juniors at Malabar