Equipment Security and Club Surf Skis

August 12th, 2019

Equip­ment Secu­ri­ty. On a recent Sat­ur­day the roller door to the ski/board area was left open and only found by luck late in the after­noon. Had this not been dis­cov­ered it would have exposed some very expen­sive equip­ment, the new vehi­cle for one, to the pos­si­bil­i­ty of being stolen. Please, all users of these areas of the club, be aware of the need to secure the area when you have fin­ished your activ­i­ty, Don’t assume that some­one else will do it. Thank you.

Club Surf Skis. The clubs surf skis are being dam­aged by uniden­ti­fied and unau­tho­rised users. The surf skis are not avail­able for gen­er­al use. They are only avail­able for use by U17 and above bronze mem­bers fol­low­ing, a request to the Surf Sports Man­ag­er. The excep­tion is the ski coach­es, Nick Kane & Andrew Mosel, who can sanc­tion use dur­ing one of their train­ing ses­sion. Thank you.

July Volunteers of the Month

August 5th, 2019

For July’s Vol­un­teer of the Month, spon­sored by ECU – School of Busi­ness & Law we recog­nise the efforts of Lau­rie de Mamiel, Enda Farn­ham and Nick Kane.

Lau­rie de Mamiel – pro­vid­ed team man­age­ment for each of the IRB car­ni­vals and also trav­elled with the team to IRB Aussies at his own cost to do the same. I know he organ­ised his work around each of these car­ni­vals to allow him to be there each time, his work was invalu­able to the team and their suc­cess.

Enda Farn­ham – is the silent man in the back­ground. He has done some amaz­ing handy­man work for the club over the recent months includ­ing putting up all the shelv­ing in the surf shop and stor­age areas and oth­er odds and ends required.

Nick Kane – has been coach­ing Ski Train­ing on a Tues­day morn­ing from 5:15am to 6:30am at Hillarys Mari­na. Nick has not missed 1 ses­sion this win­ter and is always there before the rest of us and is encour­ag­ing to all that attend. It’s dark, cold (once it was only 4 degrees) and wet, but ever-reli­able Nick is there with a pro­gram ready and at the end, all atten­dees feel as though it was all worth­while. Nick is a great Ski coach and relates real­ly well with the youth. Because of this, there is always a great turn out, usu­al­ly 8 to 10 pad­dlers. Thank you Nick.

2019/20 Membership Card – Who is that guy?

July 31st, 2019

Many mem­bers have asked who is the guy on our mem­ber­ship card?

JARRED MOON joined as a Nip­per in 1986 (don’t want to give too much away )

Jarred’s surf sports jour­ney had his tal­ents recog­nised as ear­ly as 10 years old as the Club’s u11 Age Cham­pi­on.

Jarred excelled in beach flags win­ning numer­ous State Cham­pi­onships and at 17 years won a sil­ver medal at the Aussies in 1996.

Enter­ing the open divi­sion at the Aussies in 1999, Jarred scooped a bronze in the beach flags.

It was the 2001 Aussies that shone for Jarred where he achieved and was named the NATIONAL OPEN MALE CHAMPION IN BEACH FLAGS.

Jarred con­tin­ued his Aussies cam­paigns and in 2002, 2006 and 2007 achieved Bronze Medals in the open beach flags.
Jarred also com­pet­ed for the Club in beach relays with out­stand­ing results at States. The Aussies beach relay teams he was part of in 1996, 2000 and 2002 received Sil­ver Medals and a Bronze in 2006.

Jarred is still a mem­ber today, now in tow with his own Nip­pers and you will no doubt see his skills along the beach and per­haps the odd beachies ses­sions ????

What a cham­pi­on!


July 30th, 2019


For com­pe­ti­tion keen U/15s and up, get ready for the new sea­son. Learn from one of the best, coach Andrew Mosel (Mozzie) and if you’re lucky enough you will be joined by some dol­phins too. Great way to get back into train­ing, wet­suit rec­om­mend­ed! Be ready on the beach by 8am and be a part of the team for some fun. See some of the pho­tos from this week below.


For U14s and Devel­op­ment. Come and get your skills up before the sea­son starts, coached by Sarah, Pete, Mitch and Katie, wet­suit rec­om­mend­ed!


For U14s and upwards, coached by Mandy Lee, this is a great way to keep fit, come and join in.


For com­pe­ti­tion keen U/15s and up, coached by Eric Fort­mann, meet Eric at the south end of the Trigg carpark ready to start by 16:45.


For the com­pe­ti­tion, keen Ski pad­dlers, coached by Nick Kane, meet Nick in the Hillarys Mari­na Beach, just south of the old Great Escape, be ready to start at 5:30am.


For devel­op­ing Ski pad­dlers keen to learn, coached by Neil Forbes, Jeff Bak­er and oth­ers, meet at the club to load ski trail­er from 7:30am before going to Hillarys Mari­na for an 8am start.

BOARD TRAINING MONDAY EVENING (will start 19th August) 5–6pm

For com­pe­ti­tion keen U/14s and up, coached by Andrew Mosel, arrive at 16:45 ready hit the water at 17:00.

Check out the action from Sat­ur­day 27th July Iron­man Train­ing below:

Job Opportunity – Aqua Park Hillarys

July 30th, 2019

Island Aqua Park is a float­ing Water Park with­in Hillary’s Boat Har­bour. They’re offer­ing the per­fect fun and reward­ing out­door sum­mer jobs suit­able for ages 15 and over with cer­ti­fi­ca­tions in life­sav­ing and first aid. The roles are suit­able for any­one qual­i­fied includ­ing uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents or upper aged school stu­dents on school hol­i­days; and back­pack­ers with work­ing rights. It is cru­cial to be con­sid­ered for these roles that you hold a cur­rent first aid cer­tifi­cate as a min­i­mum and a life­sav­ing cer­tifi­cate for any water based roles. Island Aqua Park is a trad­ing style of Aqua Island (WA) and is a PTY Ltd busi­ness and comes under the Nation­al Amuse­ment, Events and Recre­ation Award. Casu­al employ­ees, depend­ing on age and expe­ri­ence can expect to earn between approx­i­mate­ly $14 and $30 per hour.

Island Aqua Park are look­ing for respon­si­ble and ded­i­cat­ed peo­ple to join their team there­fore pref­er­ence will be giv­en to those who can demon­strate this in their CV. All roles includ­ing check-in will require work­ing out­side. All posi­tions will be pro­vid­ed with hats to wear through­out the day, sun­screen, uni­form and a brief break between some ses­sions – every 50 min­utes. Ben­e­fits include half price tick­ets for friends and fam­i­ly and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with­in Hillary’s mari­na. The water based roles avail­able are: Water Park Res­cue. Land based roles are: Check-in Assis­tant and Check-in.The suc­cess­ful can­di­dates for out­door roles will have a Bronze Surf Life­sav­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion. Land based roles will require a first aid cert and expe­ri­ence in cus­tomer ser­vice. Expe­ri­ence in water parks, theme parks or beach activ­i­ties is an advan­tage although not essen­tial. If you can demon­strate pro­fes­sion­al­ism and ded­i­ca­tion in your CV you may still be con­sid­ered.

The con­tract is casu­al and requires you to be flex­i­ble as hours will be offered through­out the week and week­ends. The park will be open 7 days per week from Decem­ber-Jan­u­ary 31st and 4 days per week Feb­ru­ary & March. The team behind Island Aqua Park have a his­to­ry of run­ning fun and friend­ly water parks with a gen­uine cul­ture! So, if you’d like to join their great team and become one of the fam­i­ly then get in touch with them now!

Water Park Res­cue Duties will include:
  • vig­i­lant super­vi­sion of cus­tomers on and off the water
  • per­for­mance of first aid
  • per­for­mance of water res­cue when required
  • polite­ness to cus­tomers and staff
  • man­age­ment of cus­tomer flows
  • demon­stra­tion of safe­ty brief­ing to all cus­tomers
  • fit­ting cus­tomers with buoy­an­cy aids
  • help­ing cus­tomers on the aqua park equip­ment
  • clean­ing and main­tain­ing the aqua park
  • open­ing up and clos­ing pro­ce­dures
  • train­ing new or junior employ­ees
Check-in Duties will include:
  • main­tain high lev­el of cus­tomer ser­vice at all times
  • take book­ings at the desk
  • check in online book­ings
  • per­form safe­ty brief­ing when required (main­ly assis­tant duty)
  • per­form first aid when required
  • answer tele­phone enquiries through­out the day
  • man­age book­ings via email and tele­phone
  • post social media posts as instruct­ed
  • clean­ing and main­tain­ing the aqua park
  • open­ing up and clos­ing pro­ce­dures
  • train­ing new or junior employ­ees
  • fit­ting cus­tomers with buoy­an­cy aids
We are look­ing for team play­ers who work well with oth­ers, can com­pe­tent­ly per­form res­cues and can offer a high lev­el of cus­tomer ser­vice.

Short list­ing and selec­tion will com­mence in ear­ly Sep­tem­ber with train­ing days com­menc­ing in ear­ly Novem­ber.

Appli­cants please send through your CV with a copy of your cur­rent life­sav­ing cer­tifi­cate. In your email please make the sub­ject line the posi­tion you are apply­ing for: Water Park Res­cue; Check in or Check-in Assis­tant. We apol­o­gise for this but due to the large num­ber of respons­es we receive from this job ad, you will be con­tact­ed only if we need to ask you ques­tions regard­ing your appli­ca­tion or if you are short list­ed.

At present, appli­ca­tions are accept­ed by email only. Please view their web­site and social media to con­nect with the com­pa­ny before you apply.

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Welcome to our new Directors on the Board

July 24th, 2019

Fri­day night marked the for­mal end of year with our AGM, which was well attend­ed despite the awful win­ter weath­er. I would like to thank all those in atten­dance for their sup­port, inter­est and pas­sion, and for allow­ing pro­ceed­ings to oper­ate respect­ful­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly.

This year we had three direc­tors step­ping down and I would like to thank them on behalf of the Club and also pass my per­son­al thanks along to each of them for their tire­less ser­vice and enthu­si­asm to assist in the steer­ing of the club over the last few years. Kim Allen who served on the Board and is chair of the Tech­nol­o­gy Com­mit­tee, JP Doo­ley who served the Club for two years with the last year as Deputy Pres­i­dent and Vic­ki Ras­mussen who has served on the Board for the last 7 years, for many of those as Deputy Pres­i­dent, and in that time one of her key con­tri­bu­tions was the Club build­ing rede­vel­op­ment. Thank you all once again, our Club is stronger thanks to your com­mit­ment and I hope you now enjoy a well-earned rest.

To fill the three vacant posi­tions, the AGM vot­ed in three new direc­tors, Josh Bull, Sandy Clarke and Chrissie Payne. I’d like to wel­come them to the Board and I look for­ward to work­ing with them going for­ward along with our exist­ing direc­tors, Craig Bull and Andy Jones.

Our first tasks will be to elect a new Deputy Pres­i­dent and then finalise our strate­gic plan along with our new con­sti­tu­tion. We will endeav­our to keep mem­bers updat­ed reg­u­lar­ly through­out the year and we wel­come any ques­tions, feed­back or sug­ges­tions mem­bers may have.

Alis­tair Cook


July 21st, 2019

From 19th July all Club Essen­tials in our Surf Shop – that means our swimwear and patrol caps – will be sold to mem­bers at cost price only.

Under direc­tion from the Board to reduce costs to our mem­bers, we are pleased to announce the new prices for the fol­low­ing items in the Surf Shop from our swimwear sup­pli­er Finz.

BIKINI (2 piece) CLUB $60 $56

We are also delight­ed to announce that after due dili­gence – with com­pet­i­tive quotes sought from alter­na­tive sup­pli­ers on qual­i­ty and pric­ing, Finz have signed on again as Club Spon­sors to pro­vide us with all of our bathers, jam­mers and vests.

IRB Racing Aussies Wrap Up

July 15th, 2019

Forty-five of our Revheads have returned from a suc­cess­ful jaunt over to Kingscliff. They expe­ri­enced a bit of a weath­er shock with it being that full steam­er wet­suits were not nec­es­sary for some events (yay)!  Cred­it to super coach Cameron Rap­ley for pro­duc­ing such a cohe­sive, diverse, suc­cess­ful and inclu­sive team. The biggest suc­cess for the team was the min­imi­sa­tion of tech­ni­cal issues and dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tions as well as the way that they com­pet­ed on a nation­al lev­el, build­ing on the suc­cess they had at a state lev­el and what they had achieved in the past.  Now to the offi­cial results …


  • 4th in Final u23 female tube
  • 8th in Final u23 female sin­gle res­cue
  • 8th in Final mas­ters sin­gle res­cue
  • Semi final mas­ters tube
  • Semi final mas­ters teams
  • Quar­ter final female u/23 teams
  • Quar­ter final U23 male teams
  • Quar­ter u23 male res­cue
  • Quar­ter u23 male tube
  • Quar­ter final mas­ters mass res­cue
  • Quar­ter final open male tube
  • Quar­ter final open male mass
  • Quar­ter final open male teams
  • Quar­ter final open male sin­gle res­cue


  • State team 4th Over­all
Well done to all that com­pet­ed in such a suc­cess­ful Aussies, our achieve­ments and accom­plish­ments are being noticed by those strong teams over east. We are now being tar­get­ed as a ris­ing suc­cess­ful force to be reck­oned with at the IRB nation­al cham­pi­onships. A big thanks to the tour­ing team super man­ag­er Lau­rie de Mamiel and our mar­shal­ing super­stars Ash­lyn Bul­ley and Car­lo Tenaglia. Thank you also to Julie Rap­ley for your organ­i­sa­tion of accom­mo­da­tion and food as well as Sian Mil­lar and Glynne Bar­tle for their food help and pho­tog­ra­phy skills, Glen­da Stacey for her admin­is­tra­tive skills and to all of the sup­port crew for help­ing set up, pack up and help­ing out in so many ways. What a sea­son that our IRB team had and a great way to fin­ish off such an amaz­ing year.

Lil­ly Rosich

Congratulations to our athletes selected in the State IRB Team

July 8th, 2019

After a suc­cess­ful state cham­pi­onships, many of our IRB rac­ing team com­peti­tors are off to Kingscliff for the nation­al cham­pi­onships! A spe­cial men­tion to those who made the West­ern Suns Team; Josh Bull, Rob­bie Payne, Clay­ton Mil­lar, Todd Bar­tle, Emmet Grimes, Cameron Rap­ley, Ayden Bar­tle, Sean Coven­try, Lil­ly Rosich, Ash­lyn Bul­ley and Megan Bul­ley.

A few of our team also man­aged to make the West­ern Suns Devel­op­ment team those are; Corey Bar­tle, Cathal Grimes, Lach­lan Halvor­son, Taj Hawke, Ethan Dray­cott, Josh Cook and Rochelle Villemin.

The very pres­ti­gious posi­tion of state flag bear­er has been giv­en to  Josh Bull and Lau­rie De Mamiel will be going over as Team Man­ag­er.

Good luck to our revheads who fly out on the mid­night ter­ror this Mon­day! Ready to race on Thurs­day 11 of July!!

For details on the oth­er ath­letes’ select­ed click here

Lil­ly Rosich

Congratulations to our June Volunteers of the Month

July 8th, 2019

June saw anoth­er fine show­case of Vol­un­teer tal­ent at Mul­laloo Surf Club.

Tanya Bat­tle – was nom­i­nat­ed for being active­ly involved in the pool res­cue sea­son. She has done an amaz­ing job coor­di­nat­ing the emails about train­ing and mak­ing sure that every­one was kept well informed. Her enthu­si­asm and atti­tude towards moti­vat­ing oth­ers was a plea­sure to watch.

Bren­da Camp­bell – has been an active mem­ber of the Nip­per Social Group and has helped arrange many of the fan­tas­tic func­tions held for the Nip­pers includ­ing Hal­loween and New Years’ Eve. She has shown great will­ing­ness to step in and help out wher­ev­er she is need­ed. She is cur­rent­ly active­ly coor­di­nat­ing the upgrad­ed Nip­pers play area in the club lounge with the Nip­pers Social Group.

Mar­tyn Pigg – or ‘Mar­tyn the Tor­tur­er ’ was nom­i­nat­ed for all his efforts with­in the Beachie area over the last 2 sea­sons espe­cial­ly his Explo­sive Pow­er ses­sions which have attract­ed up to 40–50 par­tic­i­pants on a Wednes­day night.  Mar­tyn has shown great ded­i­ca­tion, arriv­ing to train each week, what­ev­er the weath­er. He has inspired many nip­pers, youth, seniors and mas­ters to get fit­ter. His ses­sions are inclu­sive to all areas of the Club. But most impor­tant­ly, he is always smil­ing.

Each month we can only recog­nise a few vol­un­teers, but we would like to thank each and every one of you who vol­un­teers their time. With­out you, the Club would not be what it is!