Caloundra longboard surfers club

Wrecks and Relics 2012

The 8th Wrecks and Relics was held at the Access 11 Noosa Main beach on June 23-24. A large crew from the club trekked north to the very popular event hosted by the Noosa Malibu Club.

After Friday night’s friendship renewals at the Reef Hotel, Saturday dawned and a typical small winter swell greeted the surfers.

Good results in the first round and re-qualifiers saw Kim S, Greg C, Frank H, Glenn F, John C advance to Sunday’s Over 50 semi-finals. Jeff P reached the Over 55 semi-finals, while John R and Peter R made the Over 60 semis.

Sunday dawned, not too brightly for some – young grommie Glenn F’s 50th birthday celebrations might have had something to do with it. However, a fine breakfast at the beach of muesli, yoghurt, fruit, bacon and egg roll, tea and coffee certainly helped. Thanks to the host club and their band of willing workers for the breakfasts and lunches for the two days.

The two finals spots up for grabs from each semi were difficult to come by. The old guys still have that fierce competitive drive once they hit that water, so any finals spot was well earned.

Congratulations to Kim Smith for making the Over 50s final and 6th place. To quote Kim, “my first surfing trophy since about 1978”.

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