2017 Wrap

Thank you to all of you for making it our 33rd winter season an epic one. Our membership remains very strong with 170 surfing members and 35 Social Members, we had some great organisations jump on as sponsors, The Sands Baxter Shield relaunched and we saw some epic Title battles in pretty much all the divisions.

Firstly I would like to congratulate all the Divisional Champions for 2017 and congrats to all our Perpetual Award winners

Link to the 2017 Champions and results —-> Final Results 2017                                            (Champions best 5 of 7 results determined the eventual 2017 divisional winners).

Special congrats to the 4 surfers who awarded trophies for the 10 years continuous service.

  • Monty Tait
  • Tom North
  • Jim Gibson
  • Max McGuigan

2017 Perpetual trophy winners

Mark Windon Clubman of the year – Rachel Gallea

Junior Clubman of the year – Zane Killorn

Brad Richards Most improved – Seamus Connon

Fish Buchan Open Club Champion – Max McGuigan

Junior Club Champion – Jake Feher

And Finally none of this would be possible without the support of some sponsors. I would like to send a huge thank you to each and every one of you and I urge all of you out there to support these great organisations

Main Sponsors

  • Maroubra Surf and Skate
  • Juniors at Malabar
  • Carve
  • Kerry Logistics
  • The Wright Physio Coogee
  • Sands Hotel
  • Softlite Surfboards
  • Mullet Surfboards

Event Sponsor

  • Eastern Suburbs Surfboard Repair
  • SDS
  • Taste Ireland
  • Randwick Council and their amazing crew of lifeguards for their great assistance throughout 2017.
  • A big thanks to Michelle from SignScape more of her amazing trophies for the annual presso.

Thanks to you all for a fantastic year. Have a safe and happy Xmas and we will see you all in 2018

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 http://southendboardriders.com.au/purchase/paul-baxter-shield/2017-baxter-shield-entry/

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Final Comp of 2016

This Saturday October 15 is the last comp for 2016 and we will continue the tradition of taking our final comp of the year up to Pacific Palms on the NSW mid-north coast. The forecast in one word – pumping. Surf will be in 3-5ft range and with the variety of options the regions has there is no doubt we will find an epic bank.

Having a look at the ratings there are 5 or 6 people still in contention to take the title in every division and with 200 bonus points on offer for all surfers who make the trek up the coast to compete it is a no brainer. Get up there.

We meet at the south end of Boomerang Beach at 7:30am on the Saturday and make a call on where we will surf for the day.

Accommodation can be found at http://www.pacificpalmsaccommodation.com.au/ or on sites like Stayz or AirBnB. Some people stay at Villa Manyana at Blueys or Moby’s at Boomerang. More people each year are also choosing to camp at Booti Booti which is on the beach, pretty cheap and has hot showers.