Archive for April, 2017

Perfect surf conditions for holiday coaching clinics!

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Despite it being ‘off’ sea­son, two sep­a­rate hol­i­day coach­ing clin­ics were held over the past two weeks for com­peti­tors. We were for­tu­nate as the weather was beau­ti­ful and the surf con­di­tions per­fect. Par­tic­i­pants improved their skills and had plenty of fun whilst doing so.

One clinic being a surf ski clinic over 6 days – these ses­sions were extremely well attended, run by Jaime Roberts with assis­tance from; Wes Gould, Brett Gould, Tayla Tenaglia, Bren­dan Sim­cock, Jeff Vidler, Neil Forbes, Katrina West, Gayle Gould, Jenni Orme and Mandy Lee. 

The sec­ond clinic was for our board pad­dlers tran­si­tion­ing from nip­per boards onto mals. This was run by Brett Gould with assis­tance from Ryley Gar­dener, Wes Gould, Jeff Vidler, Mandy Lee and Soraya Lee. Water safety pro­vided by Rob Bar­ton, Lilly Rosich and Darcey Brooks.

We are excited to see the devel­op­ment of these and many more of our ath­letes in the future.

Thank you to all who helped out in any way, to make these ses­sions a mas­sive suc­cess!

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Surf Sports End of Season Wrap

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The Sum­mer com­pe­ti­tion sea­son has now fin­ished and what a sea­son it has been. After hav­ing some great results at the State level, the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships have come to an end with the dis­ap­point­ment of water events being can­celled due to the rem­nants of Cyclone Deb­bie hit­ting the Gold Coast.

Over the last month or so, we have com­peted at the fol­low­ing State events:

  • First Aid Cham­pi­onships
  • R&R and Belt Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships
  • Cham­pion Life­saver Cham­pi­onships
  • Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships
  • Youth and Senior Cham­pi­onships

We had some fan­tas­tic results over each of our com­pe­ti­tions win­ning Medals at all events and hav­ing some very good results. We fin­ished 4th over­all from all the com­pe­ti­tions.

Indi­vid­u­ally there were some amaz­ing results but none more than Ben Jones win­ning the Open Iron­man event, a first for this Club, and Wes Ben Jones Open Iron ChampGould win­ning the Open Men’s Board and U/19 Men’s Board races, some­thing that has not been done for a very long time at this Club. It shows that we have a very good coach­ing pro­gram that is bring­ing results for this Club.

For the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships, we had a very small group attend­ing this year. Our com­peti­tors included, Neve MacLeod, Darcey Brooks, Cooper Schulz, Ben Jones, Harry Jones, Wes Gould, Brett Gould, Tayla Tenaglia and Josh Clarke. In the Youth Cham­pi­onships, we had some great efforts from our young com­peti­tors throw­ing every­thing they had into the tough com­pe­ti­tion. None more than Cooper Schulz who broke his wrist dur­ing the Flags com­pe­ti­tion. We wish him a speedy recov­ery and hope to see him back soon.

So, the com­pe­ti­tion does not fin­ish there, with IRB Rac­ing start­ing again in April and Pool Res­cue start­ing in May. We look for­ward to good results in these areas too.

To wrap up the cur­rent sea­son we will be hold­ing the Surf Sports and Age Group Tro­phy Pre­sen­ta­tions for Beach, Water, Surf Boat, IRB com­peti­tors and to present the Club Day age group awards. The Tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tion will be held in the Club lounge at 4.00pm on Sun­day 9th April 2017. All Youth and Senior mem­bers, part­ners and par­ents are wel­come to attend, and we will put some food and drinks on at the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Carlo Tenaglia
Gen­eral Man­ager Surf Sports