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June Club Round Results

The June club round was held in rather icy conditions at Lennox beach. The cold offshore winds helped make for not bad conditions with some heavier sets breaking on the outside bank and some fun littler ones on the inside. Lucky the water was warm at 22 degrees and the company was fun. The junior beginners really pushed themselves to catch some great unaided waves without the support of the club coaches! Another great club round, looking forward to our winter hardcore classic prize round!

RESULTS:
Opens
1. Juniper Harper
2. Nyxie Ryan
3. Amy Fortescue

Wahine Masters
1. Kerene Bienke
2. Jane Collins
3. Danah Besson

Longboards
1. Maz Pentecost
Senior Intermediate
1. Lou Webster
2. Kristina Santos
3. Cory Whitney
4. Ruby Johnsen
5. Renee Adamson

Junior Intermediate
1. Sasha Oxland
2. Leihani Zoric
3. Taina Santos
4. Amelia Walker

Senior beginner
1. Janet Pierce
2. Laura Woolcott
3. Natalie Fraser

Junior Beginner
1. Layla Harper
2. Alani Adamson
3. Tully Fraser
4. Sienna Johnson

 

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Ma Bendall-Phyllis O’Donnell Memorial Inter Club Tag Team Shield Event 2019

The Ma Bendall-Phyllis O’Donnell Memorial Tag Team Shield-Interclub Challenge was held on the June Long weekend in dreamy conditions. This memorial shield was created to honour the contribution to Australian women’s surfing by these two pioneering women surfers. It is an event that celebrates women’s surfing and promotes comradery. The first interclub event held to compete for the shield was held in 1986 on the Sunshine Coast. It was not until 1996 that the contest was held again, and from that year until 2007 it was contested by Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Lennox All Girls Surfriders. Due to the demise of the women’s clubs on the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, the shield was not officially contested again until 2013 when Mid Coast Girls Surfriders and Tweed Coast Surfer Girls Clubs travelled to Lennox Head to compete, with the event being contested via the current Tag Team format. This year the Mid North Coast girls made the drive up with two teams to compete. The weekend began with an awesome movie night at the local rugby club, to raise funds for our local Westpac helicopter crew, it was pretty special watching women’s surf movies with a bunch girls, big thanks to all those that attended the event. We awoke to absolutely perfect conditions on competition day, winds were offshore, sun was shining and waves were 3 ft with the odd bigger set coming in. Congratulations must go out to all of our girls, and the girls from the Mid North Coast Club! There was some amazing surfing from both teams and the most incredible sportsmanship. Special mention to Tamika Hudson for the highest scoring wave of the day, a 9.2. bomb from the outer bank! And to our junior girls Josie Morison and Layla Ross who paddled our with the biggest grins and did our teams proud. Also to the amazing Poppy Hand, who surfed every round as our junior open surfer. A big thanks to Mel Mott organising this year’s event and thanks also to the head judge Jenny Steen for making the trip down from the gold coast, it was great to catch up again. Thanks also to all those involved in making the day run smoothly and to the parents and supporters that came down and watched the event and to all those that helped with the set up and pack down. I am pleased to report that all the All Girls Surfriders club has managed to maintain its winning streak for another year and the shield is on display at Club Lennox. We look forward to doing it all again next year!!

 

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Thanks again to all those who made the weekend a great event – especially Mel – and the girls who gave up their time to volunteer as officials – Kerry, Georgia, Maz, Jane and Melissa.
The Saturday night was a cracker with us raising a couple of hundred dollars for the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter while watching movies about girls surfing in a room full of girls – does life get any better? Special thanks to Rae, Debbie Gordon, Mali and Kellie for their ultra-efforts helping the presidents clean up after – the facebook videos speak for themselves!

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Member of the Month – May

MEMBER OF THE MONTH:

JEMIMA  MOORE:

AGE: 13

BORN: 02/05/05, Brisbane

LIVES: East Ballina

Divison : Junior intermediate

WHAT MADE YOU START SURFING?
I have always loved the ocean and surfing seemed like fun.

WHO ARE YOUR SURFING IDOLS?
Tyler Wright & Stephanie Gilmore

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAVE?
I just like the local spots.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM SURFING SCENARIO?
Perfect peeling waves off a remote tropical island. All my friends are there and the water is crystal clear. Its surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and dolphins surf the wave with you.

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS?
I play netball and enjoy long distance running.

WHAT ARE YOUR SURFING GOALS FOR 2019?
Perfecting turns and improving my technique would be my goals for 2019

SURFING MAKES ME FEEL… So happy and I love it so much.

jemmima moore


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May Club Round Results – 2019

Our May club round and annual camp out was held at Evans Head. The club round was moved to Chinaman’s Beach in Dirrawong National park and we were met with beautiful clean conditions with dolphins, whales and kangaroos popping in to say hello. The wahine masters and Opens surfed the outer banks for some Epic rides and even a few barrels and the intermediates and beginners got some of the rides of their lives.

RESULTS:
Opens-
1. Sarah Morison
2. Juniper Harper
3. Tamika Hudson
4. Kelly Taylor

Longboard-
1. Maz Pentecost

Junior Beginner-
1. Josie Morison

Junior intermediate-
1. Mia Baker
2. Poppy Morison
3. Sasha Oxland
4. Amelia Walker

Senior Beginner-
1. Janet Pierce
2. Claudia Curchin
3. Lindsay Vaughn
4. Breanne Brown
5. Perrine Widlak
6. Silja Hauser

Senior intermediate-
1. Lou Webster
2. Deb Gordon
3. Cory Whitney

Wahine Masters-
1. Kerene Bienke
2. Leilani Morgans
3. Jane Collins
4. Serena Adams

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Member of the Month – April

FREDA PHILLIPS:

AGE:73

BORN: Germany 15 .01 .45

LIVES:  Byron Bay

Which  DIVISON do you surf in :   beginners

WHAT MADE YOU START SURFING? I always admired people having fun  in the water. I grew up in the country and never learned to swim. I only learned to jump  in the pool  with out holding my nose at the age of 60.
When we moved to Byron to a house with a pool  my granddaughter helped and taught me to swim. I started surfing as a barter with my surfing friend in exchange for gym and massage sessions as i am a retired masseuse and gym instructor.  At that time i had a serious fear of water, so it was an enormous challenge for me. I only started to surf at age 70!

WHO ARE YOUR SURFING IDOLS?   Serena Adams and Laine Beachly

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAVE?

The Pass Byron Bay
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM SURFING SCENARIO?

Omg every time I go out in the water is magical and if I catch a ride standing up I am so happy. I drive my family crazy reliving the moment . Surfing in Hawaii is my next big adventure in August this year.

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS?

My hobbies  are tennis ,gym ,walking and dancing.

WHAT ARE YOUR SURFING GOALS  my goal is to stay fit and keep having fun while trying to catch a few waves

“SURFING MAKES ME FEEL…”
Alive ….its such an amazing feeling I have found it difficult to explain the feeling you get when you’ve  had a good surf. Only other surfers understand, non surfers don’t get it and its it’s useless  trying to explain it.

Most of my friends play bowls  or golf and they love it but for me to be out there on a beautiful day sitting on my board is Mecca.

Freeda

 


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April Club Round Results 2019

What a glorious day to hold our April Club round!! We were blessed with sunny weather and fun waves. The surf was clean and consistent for the duration of the meet and provided some 3 foot faces. The low sand bank produced many paddling challenges for surfers, but a shout out to the Senior Intermediates and Jnr Intermediates who pushed the boundary and were rewarded with rides from out the back. Chargers!

RESULTS:

JNR BEGINNER
1st Josie Morison
2nd Layla Ross
3rd Indiana Martin
4th Tully Fraser

SNR BEGINNER
1st Breanne Brown
2nd Lindsay Vaughan
3rd Janet Pierce
4th Claudia Curchin

JR INTERMEDIATE
1st Mia Baker
2nd Leihani Zoric
3rd Poppy Morison
4th Sasha Oxland

SNR INTERMEDIATE
1st Lou Webster
2nd Ruby Johnson
3rd Deb Gordon
4th Cory Whitney

WAHINE MASTERS
1st Jane Collins
2nd Kerene Bienke
3rd Melissa Cook
4th Kellie O’Brien

OPENS
1st Juniper Harper
2nd Sarah Morison
3rd Amy Scott
4th Tamika Hudson

LONGBOARDS
1st Jen Holiier
2nd Kerry Williamson
3rd Marg Bryant
4th Georgia Laddin
SEE YOU NEXT MONTH AT THE CAMP OUT

 

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March Club Round 2019

Wow! What a day! It was great to kick off the year at our March club round and it was awesome to see so many new faces. The day started a little slower than usual as we had so many people to sign on, but it was great to have so many willing hands to help with set up.
The conditions were favourable in the morning with the incoming tide and slight offshore wind, and even when it turned onshore and messy in the afternoon, we still managed to get some great waves. The two banks made the day flow smoothly with all divisions getting some high scoring rides. The coaching team really had their work cut out for them with all our new beginners and the changing tides and conditions, a big thanks to those girls on the beach and in the water for putting in 110% and making our beginner crew feel safe.
Thanks to those who stood in and took up jobs they don’t usually do to help, and to those who did quite a lot of judging, you really made a massive day a lot easier! You rock!
Beginners are reminded to shadow a more experienced judge after they’ve surfed as this is the best way for you to learn and pick up some tips for your own surfing too!

A big thanks must go out also to David, Olivia’s dad for helping with the towing of the trailer as all of our trailer girls were off in the Maldives surfing. Thanks Olivia for volunteering and organising “Dad”!!

Great day All!! Look forward to next month, till then, see you in the waves

RESULTS
JNR BEGINNER
1st Josie Morison  2nd Layla Ross  3rd Tully Fraser  4th Indiana Martin
SNR BEGINNER
1st Janet Pierce  2nd Lindsay Vaughan  3rd Breanne Brown  4th Perrine Widlak
JNR INTERMEDIATE
1st Poppy Morison  2nd Mia Baker  3rd Kahlila Marshall  4th Mahia Adams
SNR INTERMEDIATE
1st Cory Whitney  2nd Jen Hollier  3rd Tara Elliott  4th Ruby Johnson
LONGBOARDS
1st Maz Pentecost   2nd Holly North  3rd Tully Fraser  4th Clementine Bourke
WAHINE MASTERS
1st Kellie O’Brien  2nd Melissa Cook  3rd Jane Collins
OPENS
1st Nyxie Ryan  2nd Juniper Harper  3rd Sarah Morison  4th Olivia Coates

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2019 All Girls Members