The posponed April club round will be held tomorrow 21/04/2013, meet at the usual place. The draw for the Dawn Surface will also take place during the day, lets hope Hughie (sic) can produce some good conditions for the day tomorrow and Thursday.
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Notice to all members the April club round was postponed until the 21st of April due to the unpleasent conditions on offer due to the deep low of the coast. The 21st will be the Sunday before Anzac Day and the draws for the Dawn Surface will be avaliable with the long term surf report.
Entries are still open for all divisions in the annual Burleigh Longboard Clubs Dawn Surface comp held every year on Anzac Day, judging on previous years it will be a sensational day not only to surf but to remember the sacrafices our troops have made on all conflicts around the world.
It will be an early start as We Will Remember Them!!!!
The Draw for all divisions will be on Saturday 20th of April so get your enties in.
2013 has taken off to a sensational start with the February and March club rounds held in excellent quality waves, the March swell was helped along by cyclone Sandra producing shoulder high glassy conditions. Sandra also held up the club members who traveled to the Solomon Islands ensuring they got an extra couple of days in the water due to the server weather not letting the ferry transport them to the main island.
Our March club round got off to an interesting start with out any equipment for the day as Pete Wickham was still in the solomons and the trailer was locked up in his underground car park, not to worry as contest director Hughie swung into action and declaring the round was on. Gary Ralph had a tent John Hanson had the rashies the tables and chairs came from vans and luckly we had the score sheets so the day was on thanks to all club memebers for chipping in.
As stated previously the conditions were sensational with with every member getting heaps of waves to show off their style.
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This was another great year for Burleigh longboard Club, again winning Coast of Origin Club of the year and being part of a team of local surfing sports people who again were just pipped at the post by a determined North Coast team. Our own club within it’s own ranks was showing a highly competitive nature especially in the open men’s ranks. The young gun in Clinton Guest with some great results in other competitions as well as our normal club rounds through out the year, with the stand out being in the final of the National Championship, Club stalwart Mark MacNamara who for ever shows a consistent classic style with a determined energy and real hunger for another Club champion trophy against other club members such Hughie Pierpoint, who still surfs way above his age, Nigel Canterbury who will never make it easy for other surfers to take away the crown and Pete Wickham the rookie all up against one of most consistent modern longboard proponents in Australian surfing, Jason Blewitt still surfing with quality high point scoring maneuvers and the ability to get the most out of some time dismal conditions. Jason in accepting his trophy from president Greg Tilley mentioned that this was the first time he had claimed a Club champions trophy. New mum Rose Spears took the honor’s in the Ladies division from Jane Maher and Jess Roberts,
President Greg Tilley was the winner in the Over 60’s division from John Hanson and Denis Lowe, the Over 55’s Denis Carbury was triumphant with runners up Mike Pimm and Tony White, The 50’s Shane Holborn took the trophy with Vice president Dean Ripley and Phil Smith Runners up, in the young guns the over 40’s another club stalwart was victorious and that was Danny O’Brien with Richard Baumfield and Simon Fowler close behind.
Harvey Beicsher was awarded Most improved for the 2012 year.
One the most coveted awards for 2013 is the Clubman of the year, this is received by the person who the club members think contributed most to Burleigh Longboard club, through out the year. This years award went to Peter Wickham and as you can see from the photos he may not have been fully aware he was receiving the award, But I took the photo anyway.
This Presidents cup had a simular tone to the previous year with the blue team in front with a great lead at the end of the first round only to be over taken by the green team. This would be the second time green has won the team event. The overall winner of the Presidents Cup was Mark MacNamara, again showing why he is one of Australia's best longboarders. Macca again has placed his name on this prestigious club award winning this event many times before.
BLC took its second Coast of Origin Longboard Teams trophy at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast last Saturday. Add to that the win in the Longboard Club’s Tag Team trophy & you might say our guys & girl did good!
There were heaps of outstanding individual performances, but in fairness I’d rather congratulate all who went & surfed for both the BLC & Gold Coast Teams. Many BLC team members surfed up to 4-5 times in Open, Age & Superheat finals, often filling in for GC Mal team members who didn’t go north to compete.
It was fantastic to see the level of support given by the BLC crew to their teammates, the cheering & camaraderie from our guys far exceeded that of other teams & I’m sure that it encouraged our surfers to greater heights.
One performance however, must not go unmentioned & that was the win in the Tag team event. Our team consisted of Clint Guest (Open Mens), Jason Blewitt (0/35’s), Mike Pimm (0/50’s) Jane Maher (Ladies) & Talon Guest (Juniors)
Clint surfed first in sloppy 1ft semi onshore conditions & with an 8.33 first ride & a mid 6 second ride established a HUGE lead that was never bettered, Jason consolidated that lead, Pimmy, Jane & Talon held onto it & we beat very good teams from Caloundra, GC Mal Club & North Shore Noosa. It should be said that Clint’s 8.33 was by far the highest individual wave score of the Tag Team final.
Well done Team BLC.