Hi members, Flat Rock Weekend is on again. To book your own sites phone (O2) 66864848 and go on www.flatrockcamping.com.au to choose a site, mention Windansea Boardriders and they will put us together.
Club will provide dinner Fri / Sat nights.
Its the same weekend as last year so lets hope for the waves we scored last time.
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May – All members welcome!
Wind an Sea members woke on the 22nd of April to a solid easterly swell. With the concern of the surf being a little dangerous Aprils club contest turned into a day of free surfing at Wurtulla. We set up camp in the sand dunes for a fun day of barrels, bacon and eggs and beatings – the “best beating” award going to Big Ponz! Little Ponz went out with one board and came back in with two and leg ropes were snapped aplenty. The grommy’s stood up to the challenge with Kano, Kyle, Pato, Noah and Laura charging all day. By afternoon everyone was feeling tired and surfed out. A great day had by all.
words by Lisa Litfin
Check all the pics at Windansea’s Facebook page!
Windansea Free Surfing Sunday 22 April – Photography By G.O’D. If you like the pics contact Gary O’Donnel for high resolution files – firstname.lastname@example.org
Eli Stele full speed at Moffs, Feb 2012 Windansea Club Contest. Photo by Wade Kerle
The April Club Contest was called off and club members enjoyed the massive swell with great free surfing at Wurtulla.
To keep the site audience entertained, here goes more action pics from February 2012 Club Contest at Moffs and 2011 Pa & Ma Memorial by Wade Kerle.
If you find any nice pictures of you that you like, don’t forget to contact Wade Kerle to buy the high resolution original. Wade’s number is 0419 661 981.
February 2012 Club Contest pics by Wade Kerle
Pa & Ma Memorial Contest 2011 pics by Wade Kerle
Festivities for the Pa and Ma Bendall 2012 kicked off at the RSL on Thursday night. Crowds were kept entertained with art exhibitions, wine tastings, old memorabilia to peruse and a Q & A couch session with Richard Harvey, Bushy Mitchell, Gary O’Donnell, Matt Clark (No “E” in Clark) and Wade Goodall. A story telling highlight was Richards Harvey’s story about getting “stuck” surfing Tea Tree for a week because of a cyclone. Fortunately he was “stuck” with a small crew of surfing legends. A good start to an even better weekend.
Very uncharacteristically for the Easter weekend we were greeted on Day 1 with a picture perfect morning and to top it off, 3 to 4 foot of swell. By mid-morning the place was packed and buzzing with excitement. Huey was on our side! The day didn’t start off as perfectly for poor old Twiga who ended up with a bunch of sea urchins in his foot. Lucky we had our resident doctor on call – Dr Dave! After months out of the water there was no sign of Wade Goodall’s career threatening injury as he annihilated his round one heat with some of his signature aerial manoeuvres. With a number of Windan Sea Members making it through to Day 2, the level of surfing from the club was at an all time high.
Day 2 was a similar picture with the sun shining and 3 to 4 foot offshore lines. The surfing was at a high standard however only a handful of Wind an Sea boys made the finals on Sunday. Crowd favourite Eli Steele was knocked out in the semis much to the disgust of a few of the locals! The food stalls kept the crowds full and the Brazilian Boys kept the carnivores amongst us very happy with their meat fiesta. DJ Wezman finished the day off with some fat beats that kept the place buzzing till dark.
The good weather and pumping waves continued into Day 3. The Heazelwood boys took out the finals in the Father and Son comp and Lippy and Terry represented the committee in the Senior Men’s final. Cut back Clive, Wade Goodall, Eli Steele, Reef Heazelwood, Christian Kearney, Noah Kearney and Nic Doran also made it through to the finals. Wade impressed the judges as well as the spectators by scoring a 9 and a 10 for his first two waves. And Wind an Sea president Terry took down the current World Masters champ in the Masters final.
Check all the pictures on Windansea Facebook page
The presentations were held at the RSL where Dejan Shred Factor set the place on fire with his surf guitar tunes. Everyone was talking about how great the weekend was and Gary O’Donnell even said it was quite possibly the best Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial ever – and he has seen a few to say the least. A great Easter weekend had by all!
words by Lisa Litfin
1st Wade Goodall
2nd Thomas Cervi
3rd Dale Lovelock
4th Noah Lane
For complete results click here!
Check the surfing pictures gallery from the PA & MA 2012, if you find any nice pictures of you that you like, don’t forget to contact Wade Kerle to buy the high resolution original.
Wade’s number is 0419 661 981
Check the gallery clicking here
For more pictures of the comp check the Windansea Boardriders Facebook Page.
Pa & Ma 2012 Opening Night pics by Gus Bomba
Pa & Ma 2012 Lifestyle pics by Gus Bomba
Pa & Ma 2012 Presentation Party @ Caloundra RSL by Gus Bomba
Doors officially open at 6.30 but we will probably have things open at 5.30 with general surf footage and music playing
7.15pm: Official welcome by MC which includes:
- Pa and Ma Bendall Contest Talk
- Heat draw on big screen
- Caloundra Surf Festival (what it represents)
7.45pm: On the Couch Q and A with Bushy Mitchell, Richard Harvey, Wade Goodall and Garry O’Donnell
8.25pm: Top 6 surf film entrants shown on the big screen – judged by the Q and A panel (winner announced Sunday)
8.40pm: 10min highlight package of the Pa and Ma Doco
8.50pm: Premiere of Shagga’s “A Surfers Paradise”
Music and general surf footage until close
Sunday @ Caloundra RSL
Doors Open at 2pm with general footage and music to be played
3.30pm: Ziggy Alberts
4.30pm: Art competition presentations (to be judged by Q and A panel on Thursday night)
5pm: Dejan Shred Factor
6pm: Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial Contest presentations
7pm – 8.30pm: Ten Cents in Quebec
Surf Footage on big screen and music until close
On Monday night, 28 members turned up at the Presidents house for a CPR course. Terry provided the sugar high in the form of lollies – lots of them. Run by Rivers First Aid, the course teacher Sunny Rivers had the crowd’s attention from start to finish with his eccentric manner and ability to demonstrate some serious CPR that even involved broken ribs – only on the dummy though. Everyone had a go on the dummies provided and put into practise what they had just learnt. Overall it was a great night and those who attended should feel safe in the knowledge that if they needed to revive someone – they could. Broken ribs and all!
words by Lisa Litfin
View the CPR pictures in the gallery
The kids were paying attention!
Kids breaking ribs!
Everyone had a go on the dummies.
Paramedic Sunny Rivers has the crowd’s attention
There was no sign of cooler Autumn weather for this month’s March competition. The balmy morning started at 6am with the usual set up crew. We were in for a big day with 11 and a half hours of surfing to get through. Lippy and Silky flew the flag for the committee while Terry enjoyed a holiday in Hawaii and Granddaddy Fisso did a little head wetting in the big smoke. Head wetting of another kind was going on at Classic Ann St (as Lippy would say!) with Silky taking out the opens against the little red headed fella with the guns. The waves were contestable and the appetites at an all-time high with the BBQ running all day. Without Fergo there to have his usual whinge, good old Borney stepped up to the plate and dished put a few of the standard Fergo complaints.
The new computer judging system was a success thanks to all the judges who jumped on and had a go. Big Thanks to Gus for helping set it up and keeping this website up to date.
The comp wrapped up at 4.30pm, washed down by a couple of beers Gus showing us some nice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu submissions on Fizzle Dizzle whilst deliberating on yet another successful board rider.
words by Lisa Litfin
Thanks everyone for participating.
Rankings updated already, check it out.
Congrats for this month winners, well done boys and girls!
Micros – Will Muskens
Groms – Luke Glover
Girls – Laura Poncini
Cadets – Reef Heazlewood
Juniors – Nic Doran
Opens – Ben Silk
Seniors – Adam Hadland
Masters – Kristian Kearney
Fossils – Ewan McDougall
Attention club members!
We are using computer scoring this Sunday.
Could you please SMS your names and divisions to 0407307213 by 3pm friday so we can enter into the computer?
CPR Course – Quick reminder, still some spots left, hurry up and SMS Lippy on 0415 859 854 to book.
The January an February comps results are up, check it out here.
A very attentive audience .................................................................................
Lippy in charge of the meeting deliberating with Fisso and Silky, whilst Terry is away enjoying his vacation.
Club is organising a National Accredited CPR course. Cost is only $20 per person. Club will pay extra costs, this is great value, an important for everyone to participate.
Coarse will be on Monday night the 26th of March starting 7 pm to end 8:30 pm
Still a few spots left. Txt Lippy on 0415 859 854 to book.