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Club Round Results – September

After one cancelled club round and this months round postponed from last weekend to this weekend due to incontestable conditions we were finally able to meet today blessed with early South winds, a rarity for this time of year.

Whilst the swell was a small 1-2 feet and the wave selection slim, it was nice to get most of the surfing done in the clean conditions before the Northerly puffed its menace around lunchtime.

The younger girls kept the members entertained and inspired throughout the morning with some skilful and inventive free surfing on the club foam boards. Way to go girls!

Next meet is Sunday October 27th. See you then.



1st Maz Pentecost

2nd Melissa Cook

3rd Kristina Santos

4th Georgia Laddin


1st Layla Ross

2nd Tully Fraser


1st Poppy Morison

2nd Kahlila Marshall

3rd Mia Baker

4th Sasha Oxland


1st Kim Ford

2nd Pru Smallhorn

3rd Renee Adamson

4th Sylvie Hoarau


1st Lindsay Vaughan

2nd Marta Blaker

3rd Claudia Curchin

4th Laura Woolcott


1ST Juniper Harper

2nd Sarah Morison

3rd Tamika Hudson

4th Amy Fortescue


1st Kerene Bienke

2nd Natalie Grono

3rd Danah Besson

4th Maz Pentecost


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Member of the Month – August


This months member of the month is Kellie O’Brien who is one of the founding members of our All Girls Club!!!
The All Girls Surfriders Club was born in 1991 at Lennox Head and was set up as a Regional Club. Max Perrot, Keryn Noach and Kellie O’Brien ran the ‘Have a Go Day’ which attracted many women and girls of various ages. They then established the Club and Australia’s leading contest , the All Girls Surf Showdown, to showcase amazing Women Surfing.
In 1994 they were nominated for the Prime Ministerial Women In Sport Awards for the strategic thinking behind the club and it’s efforts.
Kellie explains “I like to remember that many of the sports coordinators refused to believe that Girls really wanted to surf and shred and found it amazing that our Club was so cutting edge. It has been great to see the Coaching that we developed, the 20 Year Contest, the judging excellence that was reached in my life, the love of competition sport which has not been overcome by the importance of valued friendships and most importantly the beautiful life that we can live with the Sea. It has been a beautiful vision to realise and see so many girls and women find new skills in the washer and surfing that weren’t on our radar in women’s culture. I love the Club and am so stoked to see such great girls welcoming each other and encouraging each other and inspiring each other – Great leadership !!”




NAME: Kellie O’Brien

AGE: born in 1966

BORN: in Western Australia

LIVES: Lennox Head

OCCUPATION: Foster care Case worker

SURFS IN:  the Wahine Masters

WHAT MADE YOU START SURFING? I started at 23 and I really wanted to stand up.  I already spent a long time loving the beach and watching a lot but was pretty scared of the power of the sea.  I was supported to learn and find my own love of it and I really appreciate that.

WHO ARE YOUR SURFING IDOLS?  Jodie Cooper and Bev Simmons  who both have fabulous personalities and their own amazing relationships with the waves.  I love them because they were very generous with their sharing of their lives and learning about the ocean.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAVE?  All waves are wonderful but how can you not love warm delicious clean perfection of the Far North Coast.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM SURFING SCENARIO?   I have already lived my dreams but if I was transported I’d probably just travel on a beautiful boat and float around to waves and beaches wherever I wanted where people got along and life was a lot of fun.

WHAT ARE YOUR SURFING GOALS FOR 2019.  Just go to the Club rounds and stay in touch with the sea.  I do have  a sick board so it’s not hard to love every surf.

OTHER HOBBIES AND/OR INTERESTS:  I love community development and along with being a founder of the All Girls Surfriders Club I am a founder and Secretary/Public officer of Lennox Arts Board inc.  I like to relax, learn stuff, socialise and dance for fun, be a part of the world.

“SURFING MAKES ME FEEL” … in touch with life.



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Club Round Results – August

Due to the lack of contestable surf, the August club round was cancelled. It looked like we might get some good waves in the lead up to it, with the large swell that hit late on Thursday, but those unseasonably early nor-easters made sure it was a real mess!

It was lovely to see everyone’s happy faces on Sunday morning and great to be able to have a goodbye catch up with Silja before she left back to Germany. It’s been great having you here and your enthusiasm will be missed!

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Massive thanks to our sponsors for our Hardcore Classic Prize Round this year!!

Huge thanks to the following sponsors for their donation of prizes and/or vouchers for the prize bags for this year.  Your support is invaluable, we couldn’t provide the awesome prizes for this round without you all!

Remember to shop local!!

Big thanks to the following companies –


Kay Knights Artist kayknights.com Art classes
Shire Choir https://www.facebook.com/theshirechoir/ Double entry passes
Patsy Bennett https://astrocast.com.au 2020 Astrology Diary or 20 min reading
LAC https://www.facebook.com/LennoxArtsCollective/ Gift vouchers
Karen Howes karenhowes100@gmail.com Massage/reiki 2 vouchers 1hr treatment – choice of massage or reiki
Surfgetaways surfgetaways.com.au Discount on surf trips
Bod Squad bodsquad.com.au TBC
Cellarbrations Lennox Head https://www.cellarbrations.com.au/bottle-shops/nsw/lennox-head Voucher
Lennox Hotel thelennox.com.au Vouchers
Riley Burnett rileyburnett.com  
Le Chelle Boutique lechelleboutique.com.au  
The Station https://www.facebook.com/pg/thestationgrocer/about/  
Pharmacy lennoxpharmacy.com  
Lennox Pizza/Pasta lennoxheadpizzaandpasta.com.au Voucher
lennox surf https://www.ripcurl.com.au/stores/lennox-head-surf-shop.html  
Hollywood Surf Supply https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodSurfSupply/  
Club Lennox clublennox.com.au  
Seagrass https://www.facebook.com/seagrassgreengrocer/  
Jordans https://www.facebook.com/jordansfarm2478/  
Rare Handmade  https://www.facebook.com/debbie.gordon.773981?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDj1q_bfpWqm2rInaTas4RS6mm2HNm1_nLZZLRE_eucVpn3IXALB42bNPFho-oIcmQZ2_pKxDKas01I  
Tamika Hudson Makeup Artist https://www.facebook.com/tamikamakeupandbeauty  
Kerene Bienke Personal Training  https://www.facebook.com/kerene.bienke  
Mi Thai  https://www.facebook.com/Mai-Thai-restaurant-781083105254905/ Vouchers
The Point Café https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Point-Cafe-Lennox-Head/370538262964232?hc_ref=ARQCnDFBbTDh4qJguk71ZaTAk4Vjv5EABaO8sa1kfIvb5Km6TbDTxONZqdN7J1YZR2E&fref=tag $20 Voucher



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Member of the Month – July


NAME: Deb Gordon

AGE: 56 years

BORN: Gippsland VIC

LIVES: Lennox

DIVISION: Snr Intermediate

We always sponsored the club as we owned surf shops for 20yrs. Talking to Marg Bryant at a presentation saying I admired everyone who surfed but thought I had missed the boat & she said she started surfing late. She inspired me that night & I got my 1st surfboard at 40. Thanks Marg!!

SURFING IDOLS: Bethany Hamilton- what a role model!

FAV WAVE: out the front of pub! Anywhere I don’t need to get in a car.

DREAM SURF SCENARIO: think Ive already been there – Fiji on Jenny & Serena’s surf getaways best week ever & Sri Lanka with 6 crazy surfing ladies.

OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS:  Sewing, I do a market stall making wallets bags & cushions from recycled fabrics, gardening & snowboarding

SURF GOALS FOR 2019: Just to surf whenever I can

SURFING MAKES ME FEEL: healthy & fulfilled for my day

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July Club Round Results – Hardcore Classic Prize Round

What a month! I’d first like to take the opportunity to thank the amazing community we are a part of. The ongoing support from them has been amazing with so many local businesses contributing great prizes and vouchers for our members. Please support our local business as it is them who supports us!
Big thank you to Lennox Surf, Lennox Pizza and Pasta, The Station Grocer, Seagrass Greengrocer, Club Lennox, The Lennox Hotel, Terry White Pharmacy Lennox Head, Cellarbrations, Hollywood Surf Supply, The LAC, LeChelle boutique, Rare Handmade, Karen Howes, Tamika Hudson Makeup Artist, BodSquad by Rikki Lee, Riley Burnett, and Kerene Bienke Personal Training. Without you guys, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do every month, and we certainly wouldn’t be nearly at the 30 year mark!

The July club round was held in beautiful winter conditions at Lennox beach. The offshore winds helped make for fun waves on the inside and some heavier sets breaking on the outside bank.The girls in the Opens and Wahine Masters were charging! Due to the tide changes a few heats had to be moved around so that everyone was able to surf in safe conditions. Thank you to everyone for your understanding!   Another great club round, looking forward to seeing you at our August club round! Sign on at 7am sharp.


Jnr Beginner
1. Layla Ross
2. Josie Morison
3. Tully Fraser
4. Sienna Johnson
5. Lina Lachmann

Senior Beginner
1. Laura Woolcott
2. Nat Fraser
3. Silja
4. Colleen Barton
5. Dianne Williams
6. Soni Acret

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

Snr int.
1. Pru Smallhorn
2. Lou Webster
3. Sylvie Horau
4. Cory Whitney

Wahine Masters
1. Leilani Morgan
2. Kerene Bienke
3. Melissa Cook
4. Nat Edminston

1. Nyxie Ryan
2. Sarah Morison
3. Kerene Bienke
4. Tamika Hudson

1. Melissa Cook


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Member of the Month – June 2019


NAME: Lindsay Vaughan

AGE: 34 BORN: Las Vegas Nevada

LIVES: Ballina NSW

OCCUPATION: Owner and Coach of the gym Cross Fit in Ballina.

DIVISION  : Senior Beginner

WHAT MADE YOU START SURFING? I used to have a huge fear of open water and I used to walk out on the Ballina break wall and watch the people surfing and just think how fun it looked. I wanted so badly to learn how to surf but I was so terrified to get in the water. I told my friend Kerene I wanted to learn and there was no way she was going to let me live any longer without giving it a try. She took me to little beach breaks and pushed me into waves next to her 9 year old son and helped me find the courage to get in the water on my own.

WHO ARE YOUR SURFING IDOLS? Kerene Bienke and Amy Fortescue Both are just friends that took the time to help me learn, get me fitted in a wetsuit, give me books about surfing, and teach me the technical terms. They are also great surfers 🙂

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAVE? Probably Missingham bridge but really anywhere there is a clean small wave.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM SURFING SCENARIO?  Warm sun, warm crystal blue water, friends to go with, small clean wave that is good for learning, plenty of sun cream, only a few people in the water to share the waves with, no time constraints to think about, plenty of snacks waiting for me on the beach.

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS? I compete in CrossFit and really enjoy spending time with friends.

WHAT ARE YOUR SURFING GOALS FOR 2019? I want to build my courage in the water. I get nervous of paddling in to bigger waves. I would also like to get better at paddling in to the wave at an angle and going across the wave.

“SURFING MAKES ME FEEL…”  Excited, brave, exhausted and fulfilled.