July happenings and club shirts

July comp day is this Sunday 17th July. Meet at Neill St Dicky Beach. Unfortunately a few showers are predicted. All the swell charts show it might be a good day for surf. Swell and light winds with a high tide about 9.15am. The first heat needs to be in the water early, 7am, to take advantage of the incoming tide.

Annual camping trip to the Wilderness Park at North Shore has been booked again. Date is Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July. Once again the club will be paying for one night’s camping fees. As you book in at the office mention you are with the club, they will add your name to the list. If you are arriving on Friday and staying two nights, you will need to pay for the first night as you book in. No fires are allowed and it gets very chilly, so bring plenty of warm clothes and bedding. Hot showers require $1 coins.

Club logo wet shirts have arrived and will be available for purchase at the comp day on Sunday. They’re blue with white printing and they look very smart. They cost the club $20, so we’ll be selling them at the cost price. $20 each. All the sizes are available. Limited quantities of long sleeve but lots of short sleeve ones.

For those who have already purchased wet shirts, can you please mark them in some way so as to identify your own. I can see what’s going to happen at the end of the day. Mass confusion, lots of missing items and more gear to add to the lost property pile.

Also available are T-shirts and warm club logo hoodies.


2 x Med dark blue

1 x Sm light blue

Cost: $15


Club logo sand coloured T shirts:

1 x XL

5 x Med

Cost: $10


2010 Fun in the Sun blue T-shirts:

1 x XL

3 x 2XL (would make a nice bed shirt)

Cost: $10 or best offers


2009 Fun in the Sun avocado T shirts:

4 x Med

1 x ladies Large

1 x ladies Med (both ladies shirts are a small size) Cost: $10 or best offers


Let John Marsh know if you are interested in any of the Hoodies or T-shirts.

SLS Surfboards grand opening launch party

Caloundra’s Scott Newman has been shaping boards for about four years now, working for board builders on the Gold Coast and doing restorations. He’s made a few boards for local surfers over the past 12 months, including longboards.

Now he’s opened his own factory – SLS Surfboards – and is having launch party on July 23 to celebrate. The launch kicks off at 3pm. There’ll be plenty of Scott’s logs, longboards, retros and shortboards on display, as well as local art and surf photography, a few beers and a BBQ.

So come on down and check out SLS Surfboards, at 2/57 George Street, Moffat Beach.

For more info, email slssurfboards@hotmail.com or check out the SLS Surfboards Facebook page.

2011 Wrecks and Relics

Picture perfect would be an apt description of the beach setting that presented itself to the competitors of the Wrecks and Relics. Though the surf at the Noosa Spit could have been a touch bigger, who could whinge!

A great weekend was had by all mature surfers and their partners. The entertainment was not only at the beach. Fun times were had by all at our base that was kindly organised by Jenny and Peter Richards. It’s amazing what you learn about people when their tongues become looser. Sworn to secrecy, of course!

CMC lived up to its reputation of supporting fellow surfers and helping out the organisers. That’s what we’re all about, plus it’s good to have someone’s wetsuit to cry on after an unsuccessful heat!

In the 50s, Brad Emblem and John Cleghorn both reached the second round with Stevie M finishing third in the final. In the 55s poor old me couldn’t quite get to the second round, while Gavin ST made the second round and Geoff and John R respectively finished fifth and sixth in semi-finals. In the Ladies, Julie ST surfed well to score second place in the final. Old Mal rider Frank W ended up a credible sixth in his final. The senior citizens in 60s heats ranged from Barry D and Darryl M being stopped at re-qualifying to Peter R who was successful by coming fourth in round two, just missing out on the semis.

Anyway, can’t wait till next year. Ah, one of the advantages of being an old fart!!!


Hayden Winter Classic

There were some stand-out results for Caloundra Malibu Club members at the Hayden Winter Classic hosted by the Alex Mal Club at the Bluff on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Twenty-three CMC members surfed in the comp and the highlights were:

Beth Palmer – 1st in the U18 Girls Final

Jeff Perry – 5th in the O55 Men’s Final

Kathryn Hughes – 2nd in the Open Women’s Final

Pat O’Leary – 3rd in the Open Men’s Final

Greg Caulfield – 4th in the O50 Men’s semi

John Ryan – 4th in the O55 Men’s semi

And Bonnie, Grace and Sullivan Beare received the Glen Marriot Shield Encouragement Award.

Brilliant efforts there, and well done to all who took part!


CMC rocks the Queensland Longboard Titles

The Queensland Longboard Titles were held last weekend (May 21-22) at Moffats and Happy Valley with great results for the 10 Caloundra Malibu Club members who competed.

CMC has THREE Queensland champions.

Congratulations to:

Beth Palmer … Girls’ U18 champion

Kathryn Hughes … Open Women’s champion

Steve Miller … Men’s Over 50 champion

Brett Rogers finished 3rd in the Men’s Over 45 and has also made the Queensland team.

Pat O’Leary, Darryl Meredith, Julie Starr-Thomas and Monique Keane are reserves for the Queensland team.

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