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Fun in the Sun 2014 Results

The results from the 2014 Fun in the Sun team challenge are up on the website. Check them out by following this link. Photos will be posted in the gallery over the next few days. Congratulations to The Five Skins from The Alexandra Headland Malibu Club – a well deserved win!


FUN IN THE SUN 2013

With 18 teams registered again this year, it’s shaping up to be a fantastic weekend of good times.

The location for this year’s event will be Ann St, Currimundi (properly known as Ballinger Beach – located at the end of Buderim St, Battery Hill).

Forecast:  SE winds on Saturday swinging to light easterlies on Sunday with a slim chance of a shower or two.

The good news is that hopefully this southerly change will see some swell build overnight and we will have some fun waves for the weekend.

Competition Rules

  1. 50 min heats
  2. Max 3 waves per surfer
  3. Best 2 waves per surfer count for overall team score
  4. One surfer score double points for one wave. (Indicated by raising crossed arms above their head at the completion of wave)
  5. Water start for first surfer
  6. Tag to take place on beach/rocks (depending on conditions)

Find out what time your team is surfing below:

FITS Draw 2013


Fun in the Sun 2013 less than a month away!

It’s time to get your teams together for this year’s Fun in the Sun challenge, on the weekend of 19 – 20 October. (October comp day is Sunday 13th)

Don’t leave it to the last minute to enter your team.

The entry form is available here for what is a great weekend of surfing and fun.

The organising committee has been working really hard. It takes lots of planning for these event to run smoothly, and it takes a lot work on the weekend of the event to make that happen. So if you can spend a little time helping out, that would be much appreciated.

More info as it gets closer.

Cheers

John Marsh


SLS board display at Moffats this weekend

Friend of CMC, Scott Newman of SLS Surfboards, will be having a display of a range of his finely-crafted surfmobiles in the empty shop next to the butcher’s this weekend – Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.

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2013 Fun In The Sun!

Entries are now open for the 2013 Fun In The Sun teams challenge, to be held on the weekend of 19-20 October.

It costs $40 per person to enter, with a closing date of October 15.

Download the entry forms here and start getting your teams together.


August points updated!

The club point scores have been updated following last week’s August comp day.

Check out the Pointscores link to see where you are sitting.


Big August!

Hi All,

August is a busy month.

This Thursday Aug 8 is the AGM for the club. Starts 7pm at the clubhouse in Short St, Golden Beach.

You’ll get: the President’s report for the past year, presentation of the financial statement for 2012-2013, election of 2013-2014 office bearers for the club, a general meeting and, most importantly, free drinks.

This Sunday Aug 11 is our August comp day. More valuable points are up for grabs in the race for this year’s trophies.

And Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 is our North Shore camping trip.

Hope you can make these events.

Cheers

John Marsh


June points are now live

Following June’s comp day, the latest point scores are now up

Sorry about the delay, folks – I have been OS.

Pete C.


Hayden Winter Classic is coming! 8, 9 & 10 June

As in past years our club supports the Alex Mal Club’s Hayden Winter Classic and will pay for one division entry per family membership. Financial members only, of course.

Things you need to do:-

1. Log on to the Alex website and print out an entry form.

2. Return the entry form to John Marsh ASAP.

You can:

– Drop it in John’s letterbox, please telephone him on 0407 137 879 for his address.

– Mail it to Caloundra Malibu Club, PO Box 105 Moffat Beach 4551.

– Bring it along to our next comp day on the 19th May.

– Scan & email it to John.

3. Please also send John Marsh an email: jma50652@bigpond.net.au confirming your entry. He is sending regular emails to the Alex Contest Director letting them know the names and divisions of our members.

4. It needs to be all finalised by our next comp day on the 19th May. That way we can organise one payment to the Alex Club.

Competitors, please note when completing your entry form, you may only surf in one main division, however you may also choose a specialty event (retro single fin/logger/old mal) in addition to your division.  If you do choose to surf in a division plus a specialty event, you will be required to pay the $60 for the specialty event yourself.  Please make sure you bring this $60 to our next comp day.  See the entry form for further information.

Any queries contact or leave a message on John’s mobile 0407 137879.


April Comp Day points update now live

Latest pointscores following the April Comp day on the 14th are now up on the club website. Check ’em out!


March comp day points update

Hi all,

The divisional point scores have been updated following the March comp day on the 17th.

Go to POINTS in the menu at the top of the page and click ‘2013 POINTS’ to see how you’re travelling.


Let’s do the Time Warp again!

The Archives section of the CMC website is now up and running.

Just position your mouse pointer over the ARCHIVES menu button in the top right corner, give it a click and enjoy some blasts from the past: articles, meeting minutes and photos from the club’s glorious history.


2012 Fun In The Sun wrap

Caloundra Malibu Club hosted the 12th annual Fun in the Sun Team Longboarding Challenge on Oct 20-21 at Happy Valley, Caloundra. 

We enjoyed sensational weather with clear skies and plenty of sun, and the location provided a sheltered pocket from strong northerly winds.

A fantastic turnout of 19 teams participated this year with five of them making the trek all the way from Bargara. 

Amore Coffee (2011 defending champions) were standout performers all weekend, but the Top Nuts gave them a run for their money this year, staging a hard-fought battle in the final to claim the Division A title.

Amore Coffee finished in second place in Division A, with the Missing Links (Alexandra Headland Malibu Club) third and Pacific Horrific (Pacifique Surfriders, Bagara) fourth.

The Division B title this year was claimed by the Smiling Assassins (Caloundra Malibu Club), closely followed by BJR Qld’s team in second. Congratulations to Pacific Pacifiers (Pacifique Surfriders, Bagara) and the Leftovers (Alexandra Headland Mal Club) who placed third and fourth respectively in the B Division final.

It’s a good thing we ride big boards, with most participants utilising their biggest log over the weekend to get the most out of the small clean sliders that were on offer. The atmosphere was fantastic: great company, good tunes and the smell of the BBQ and fresh coffee in the air. There were so many people involved in making the weekend the success it was — too many to list — great work team and thank you!!!

This event would not have been possible without the support and contribution of our sponsors. Big thanks to: Souls, Liive Vision, Classic Malibu, Clipsal, Dicky Surf, KFC, N&P Site Boring Pty Ltd, AJC Electrical Service, Beachbeat, AJC Metal Products, Global Surf Industries, BJR Queensland Pty Ltd, World Surfaris, Twin Disc Pacific, Stomp Wax, Amore Coffee, Hayden Surf Craft, Moffat Beach Mechanical Services, Da Bomb Surf Shop, Creatures of Leisure, Kanulock, Lea Printing, Caloundra Screenprints, Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

– Jodie Brady

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Important dates for November

Sunday 11th

From 8am-10am: Weeding and Planting Day at Moffat Headland in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council. Come on out and help keep one of the coast’s favourite surfing spots beautiful. There’ll be a BBQ afterwards, prepared by Chef Roger Todd.

Sunday 18th

6.30am: Final comp day for the year, followed by the 2012 presentation of trophies. Free BBQ breakfast, lunch, drinks and goodies for the kids.

Saturday 24th

Xmas break-up dinner at Cafe By The Beach, Moffats. Cost is $25 for members, $25 for spouses/partners and $45 for non-members. The club will be putting on a bar tab. Organiser Glenn F will email menus and times shortly so keep an eye on your inbox.

 


Fun In The Sun draw

With hot and sunny conditions forecast, Fun In The Sun is ready to roll tomorrow at Happy Valley in Caloundra.

The wind is expected to get up later in the day and the surf may not be spectacular, but it should favour longboards at any rate.

You can view and download the competition draw right here.

First heat is in the water at 7.00am, so we’ll see you there for what promises to be a great weekend of surfing and fun.


Come and enjoy some Fun In The Sun

Caloundra Malibu Club’s Fun In The Sun teams challenge kicks off this Saturday, Oct 20.

For all the details on this fantastic surfing event, click here.


Crescent Head Old Mals

John Ryan trekked over the border for the Crescent Head Old Mal comp recently. Here’s a few of his choice snaps – thanks John.


Night on the Greens

CALOUNDRA MAL CLUB GO LAWN BOWLING

On Saturday 15 Sept, a lively bunch of CMC members rolled up to Caloundra Lawn Bowls.

It was a breezy but clear Spring night out on the green. A few drinks and some nibbles provided us with the stamina needed for our strenuous game of lawn bowls.

The staff were very helpful, giving us newbies some hot tips and instructions. In a nutshell lawn bowls goes something like this:

You bowl the little white ball out onto the green then take it in turns bowling the bigger black balls. The person who gets their black ball closest to the white ball wins.

The standout performance of the evening would have to be awarded to Jeff Perry who was very successful in winning everyone else’s games. You see Jeff would bowl his little black ball and it would end up right next to the white ball of the adjacent team’s game. This happened on more than one occasion. Yes… Jeff’s balls were all over the place.

Come to think of it, lawn bowls draws a lot of attention to balls… just ask Steve Miller or Mark Burrows. Steve Miller had a great time playing with these balls. He said he could see himself making it a hobby… or a habit… or something of the sort. Justin preferred to fill his hands with beverages.

Word on the street is that we CMC members are actually pretty darn good at lawn bowls – Greg Caulfield was even given a team sign-up form for the lawn bowls comp days. Look out Caloundra Bowls Club.

After our bowls shenanigans, we ventured inside for a bite to eat, consumed a few more drinks and were entertained as the Bowls Club ladies cut up the dance floor.

As the night was wrapping up, Peter & Jo Rea were heading off to another party. As he was leaving, Peter found the dance floor and unleashed his spectacular dance moves upon some unsuspecting ladies. Now that I have reviewed this photograph, it appears the dancing was one-sided – in fact, it looks like the lovely ladies were making a quick escape.

We had an impressive turnout and a fantastic night. As always, there was no shortage of laughs, great company and conversation. A huge thank you to all who came along and also to those that arranged the night.


September points are in!

Another great day at Neill St Dicky Beach on Sunday 16th for the September comp. A fine and sunny day by the beach with some nice contestable waves on offer.

Conditions held up long enough to run both rounds.

Very important points were up for grabs with the divisional and club championship nearing the pointy end of the season.

With 2 rounds remaining, there is still plenty of interest in all divisions.

The top 6 to contest the 2012 club championship over the last 2 rounds has been finalised. Congratulations to Peter Rea, Jeff P, Kathryn H, Brett R, Steve M and John M.

Check out the points tables to see how you are positioned.

 


2012 Fun In The Sun open for entries – updated

Entries are now open for the 2012 Fun In The Sun comp, to be held over the weekend of October 20-21.

Entry is $200 per team. Each five-person team consists of an Open, Over 35, Over 45 and Old Mal competitor plus either a Junior (18 and under) male/female or an Open female.

Entries close on October 18 so don’t hang about – get a team together and get into it.

You can download the entry form here.


Noosa Four-way comp postponed

The four-way club comp planned for Noosa on Sunday 26 August has been postponed due to lack of surf.

Stay tuned for a new date.

Pete C


2012 Four-Way Club Comp

For those who are heading up to Noosa on Sunday for the four-way club challenge, here’s some info on the day from the Noosa Malibu Club website:

Just a quick rundown on proceedings for Sunday 26th August.We meet at 7:30am at Lyons Park car park (bottom of the hill just before Hastings St)

Options will be 1st Point, Noosa West (access 12) or Castaways.

First heat 8:00am – All heats will be drawn from the hat.

To allow Pacifique time to get home before dark we want to finish around 1:00pm then a short presentation of the fridge trophy ( it will need to have no beer left in it so we may need some help to empty it)

Depending on numbers we should have either 15 x 20min heats or 20 x 15 min heats , five hours. Surf conditions will dictate this as well. Teams that need surfers to surf again to make up the numbers will have their surfers names drawn from the hat so there are no doubling up of the best surfers. Women and girls only heats will be drawn up. If there are extra ladies who want to surf they will go into the mens heats so get as many girls in your team as you can. Jnr boys will surf in the mens heats.

Judging will be – Surf a Heat – miss a heat – judge a heat. Three judges and one spotter

Noosa will supply a BBQ lunch for everyone at no charge so please ask your members not to double up as we are attempting to cater for the correct numbers.

If all clubs could give us an idea of numbers in their teams by mid next week it would be a great help for catering.

See you all on the 26th.


CMC Annual Camping Trip

The first weekend of August dished up sublime conditions for CMC’s annual camping trip. The keen crew who ventured to the North Shore were greeted by blue skies, clear water and some neatly groomed waves. All agreed that Friday arvo’s session was the pick with the swell gradually dropping off over the weekend.

Friday night was a wee bit chilly but everyone gathered around Steve Miller’s kerosene heater and a few drinks helped to warm things up. I hear a tale that at least one camper woke in the middle of the night thinking there had been an earth tremor…turns out it was the camper in the next tent letting some air out of his….mattress or something???

People are still talking about Peter Rae’s first wave on Saturday…he got barrelled and came out with his hair still dry!!! By Saturday arvo after a fun day of waves everyone was relaxed and enjoying some fancy hors d’oeuvres, a few beverages and some tunes from John’s car. The full moon rising over the ocean was amazing. The campsite was cracking with good company, good conversation and an educational talk on the welfare of budgies in Thailand. As the night wore on, and with a few drinks under his belt, Mark Burrows was singing the blues…he’s got the music in him but as far as rhythm goes, well, that’s another story!!! We can always count on Mark for extra value!

Sunday morning dawned to another beautiful winter’s day with a few little sliders rolling in. Word on the street is that John Ryan was the standout for the morning ripping it up on his timber board.

In summation, clean waves, great tunes, good company, lots of laughs and plenty of food and drink ensured a good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who came along – it was especially great having some new members up there this year. If you didn’t make it – you really missed out on a fantastic weekend…make sure you put it on your calendar for next year.

Jodie Brady


Storm Surfers 3D screening at Maroochydore

Fancy a night at the flicks? Storm Surfers 3D stars big wave legends Tom Carroll & Ross Clarke Jones and follows them as they spent the winter of 2011 surfing the biggest waves Australia has to offer.

Storm Surfers 3D will be showing at Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore on August 19 at 5pm, and Ross & Tom will be there to watch the movie with you and do a Q&A after the screening.

Rated PG and narrated by Toni Collette, the film is a great family viewing experience. Tickets are $80 for a family pass, $25 for adults and $20 for children, and can can be purchased  direct from the website at www.stormsurfers.com.au.