Caloundra longboard surfers club


AGM this Thursday

This Thursday night, 2nd August, our AGM will be held at 7pm.

Come along, enjoy the free drinks and have an input into the running of the club. New ideas are always welcome.

You can also listen to the Treasurer’s financial report for 2011-2012. YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!

See you there.

John M

CMC members in Coast of Origin team

Congratulations to our surfers picked to represent the Sunshine Coast in the Coast of Origin on the 8th & 9th of September on the Sunshine Coast.

From our club – Pat O’Leary, Justin Healey, Barry Davis, Steve Miller, Kim Smith, Brad Emblem, Sam Ponchini and Katherine Hughes made the team.

Well done all of you, and I look forward to seeing the draw and coming to watch.

Greg C

North Shore camping trip news

Just a reminder about the camping trip to the Noosa North Shore: Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August.

The club will pay for one night’s accommodation. When you book in, tell them at the office you are from the Mal Club. Simple as that.

For the first-time campers, we try and set up in the large grassy area in the southern part of the camping ground.

The club’s “entertainment/disco” tent needs to be set up well away from any other campers.

Remember to take plenty of winter woolies. It’s usually freezing at night. Hopefully we’ll have clear warm days, gentle off shore breezes and a nice beach break.

July Comp Day wrap

The July comp day was held at Moffats on Sunday 8th. The cold, bleak, overcast morning added to the lethargic mood of the crew hoping to get out there and rip. However, the BBQ breakfast and tea and coffee got the bodies working.

An incoming tide, improving surf quality and a touch of sun brightened everybody’s enthusiasm, and things were looking good for a great day. Pick the right wave and the good scores followed. The two rounds were surfed – check out the updated points table for the latest standings.

The only mishap was a nasty dislocated finger to our points leader, Peter Rea. I’m sure Peter will be back very soon. That’s the bad news. The good news is, now is a great time to be surfing the Caloundra area. “Surfing with him is like surfing with another 12 people” – can’t dob in the person, but this quote was overheard on Sunday.

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”.

June Comp Day

Club Championship and Divisional points have been updated after last Sunday’s June Comp Day.

Check out where you stand.

CMC members shine at Qld Longboard Titles

Some great results for CMC members at the Queensland Longboard Titles 2012 held recently on the Gold Coast.
Kathryn Hughes – 3rd Open Women’s Final
Dean Chelin – 4th Open Men’s Final
Peter Rea – 3rd Over 45 Men’s Final

Kathryn, Dean and Peter have been selected in the Queensland team to contest the Australian Titles at Port Macquarie in August. Congratulations guys, great effort.
The U18 title was won by Eli Steele. He is the current Australian U18 shortboard champion. Next time you go to Cafe by the Beach check out the ‘Carol Marsh Memorial Encouragement Award’. Eli was our first winner back in 2005.

May Comp Day points update

Click on the Pointscores link to check out how you went at last Sunday’s May Comp day at Currimundi.

CMC coaching positions

The coaching positions within the club has been discussed a lot over the past weeks.

As the president, I would like to invite anyone who has an interest in the coaching position to attend our next meeting on the 3rd of May at the sailing boat shed to give a brief on what they can give to the club.

Then we’ll have a vote on the filling of the 2 remaining positions, as the committee has already appointed Bret Rodgers to the third coaching spot.

The people who have expressed an interest are: Pat O’Leary, Julie Starr-Thomas, Beth Palmer and Scott Newman.

If any interested members are unable to attend the meeting, please get in contact with me.

El Presso Greg

Coaching with GT

Hi everyone

What a weekend of surfing – no comp, but lots of surf of all different sizes to be had.

The two dates that have been set for the first two days are the 13th and 27th of May – the other date is yet to be set.

The cost will be $75 and they are a full day’s coaching so let’s get started with some names and preferred dates and see what we can put together.

Get in fast – at this stage it will be one per membership and if the numbers are short to fill the third day then we will address if then we extend it to a second person from a membership.

This coaching is for all standards of surfing beginners – intermediate to advance – but not novice beginner, that is for our grommy beginner coaching being organised by Brett Rodgers.

If you are flexible about ether date indicate so then I can try to put some additional levels together if there is a need to.

If anyone wishes to put 2 people through, the cost for the second person will be $150.

I will post the names and dates when they come in.

El Presso Greg

Coaching for the ladies

Brett Rogers is calling CMC ladies who want to join a small group for coaching, either on a Saturday or Sunday, If you are a lady surfer or wanting to be a lady surfer and are interested, please send me an email with what time and dates would suit you.

These groups will be kept small (three max and around two hours long) so you will get plenty of personal attention. Also for parents with young grommets we will be organising coaching with small groups (3 max.) for an hour.

Please note that all coaching is free for club members.

March Comp Day report

The club is off to a good start for this year, with another excellent day’s surfing at Neill St Dicky Beach. Huey was very kind on March 11.

The surfing standard was up a few notches – some nice walls and quick sections near the beach, tailor-made for the spectators.

The conditions held up just long enough to run Round 1 and Round 2, which is a real bonus. (There hasn’t been any decent surf at Neill St since)

The points tables have been updated and will be posted on the website soon.

A warm welcome to new members: John D (Open Men’s) – he didn’t waste anytime by winning his first heat, Jodie B (Open Women’s), Emily E and Sally W, who have joined the “let’s learn how to surf group”.

No negatives this comp, only positives.

But we seem to have lost a white competition singlet. Hopefully somebody has taken it home by mistake. If so, could you let me know.

Till next time, Sunday 22nd April.

John Marsh


PS: Apologies to all for the delay in getting the report and point scores posted, but internet access problems have prevented me from doing it sooner – Pete C


Moffs mastery

For your viewing pleasure, we present a fine selection of images by Christo of CMC members Frank H, Glen F and Greg C enjoying primo conditions at Moffats on Feb 5.

February Comp Day report

This was a great way to start off the new year. A big welcome to new members Bill (open men’s), Ian (O50s), Sarah (groms) and Gareth aka Raf (Fossils)

The surf gods were reasonably kind to us, considering the early high tide at Neill St usually produces the best conditions but generally deteriorates as the tide drops. We managed to hold all of the first round divisional heats which was a real bonus.

The holding of the second round became a major talking point. The contest directors were faced with a “do we or don’t we/dammed if you do dammed if you don’t situation”. While the surf remained contestable for a short while after the last heat, the possibility of holding the complete second round looked very slim. If the whole of the second round can’t be finished then the heats that have been completed don’t count towards club championship points.

Only one real negative of the day and I was one of the main offenders – “guilty as charged.” Free surfing in the contest area or near the contest area is a big NO NO. Unfortunately the Junior Boys surfing in the last heat were swamped by free surfers. Everybody deserves a free run in their heat. Penalties will apply in future – possible loss of points.

Plenty of positives on the day. A great roll-up on the day; early start; plenty of workers helping to make light work of the setting up and pulling down of the tents etc; people being available for judging (helps to keep the day flowing along); and an increase in the Open Women’s numbers.

It was also the Fossils’ first hit out. For those not aware of the fossils, it has come about by the increasing number of older gentlemen in the club demanding a division of their own.

The coaching of the groms by Sam Poncini was great. The number of groms and learners was very encouraging.

Thanks to Brett Rogers for taking over the new role of the coaching co-ordinator for the club. For more info on coaching, contact Brett at

The points tables have been updated – just hover your mouse over the POINTS button at the top right and click on 2012 POINTS.

Cheers and happy surfing

John M

Gardening gurus

Here’s a selection of pics from the Moffats Weeding and Planting Day on 6 Nov last year. Thanks to Just Photography (5472 8852) for the images.

Twistin’ by the pool

Check out this YouTube video.  It was taken at Windansea comp day last Sunday  Jan 22 at Ann St.

Proposed comp days for 2012

Subject to approval by Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Caloundra Malibu Club’s proposed comp days for 2012 are as follows:

Feb 19th

Mar 11th

Apr 22nd

May 20th

Jun 24th  (could be Wrecks and Relics)

Jul 22nd

Aug 19th

Sep 16th

Oct 14th

Nov 18th plus Presentation Day

And … Oct 20th and 21st  Fun in the Sun


Don’t forget the regular club meetings held at 7.00pm on the first Thursday of the month at the old Sailing Club, Short St, Golden Beach.

Our first meeting for the year is this Thursday, Feb 2nd.

Junior surfing scholarship up for grabs

Surfing Queensland has told us about an opportunity for junior surfers (18 years and under) to submit an application for a 2012 ISA individual surfing scholarship.

Any junior surfer interested in this opportunity will need to submit their application to Dave Lammin ( prior to December 16 2011 or Matt Lindsay ( if submitting between December 16 and December 25.

Read on for more info…

About the Program

The ISA is proud to award academic surf scholarships to U18 junior surfers. The Individual Scholarship Program’s main objective is to provide financial support to junior surfers who demonstrate an actual need, in order to facilitate an experience in surfing while encouraging the importance of education. The money must be used to travel to surf contests, and/or upgrade their surfing equipment and to foster the junior surfer’s education.

The program offers added incentive for national surfing federations to send teams to ISA events, furthering the reach of surfing, as scholarship recipients use the experience to become better surfers, potential national champions and even possibly, world champions – all while continuing with their education.

Who is eligible?

All junior surfers age 18 and under who are in genuine need of financial assistance, including past recipients and surfers from countries with no ISA National Governing Body (NGB).

Applicants must:

· Have a credible financial need for a scholarship that could not be provided by their families, sponsors or local government. In other words, the scholarship will make a big difference in his/her academic and surf career.

· Be enrolled in school and in good standing.

· Be an inspiration to others.

Application Checklist:

· Complete Application (click to print)

· Essay on “Why I deserve an ISA Scholarship” (maximum 500 words)

Things to include in essay:

– When you started surfing and why?

– What you would like to do when you grow up?

– How are most of your days spent: family activities, programs, work, homework etc.

– Details about your grades, your school, the year you are in etc.

Letters of Recommendation – These should state why applicant is an ideal candidate for an ISA Individual Surf Scholarship.

– To be written by NGB President/CEO, or President/CEO of local surfing organization if applicant does not belong to an ISA NGB and

– To be written by a teacher or coach

Report card or academic record of last two years in school

Statement of Family Income

Budget plan, with dollar amounts listed, of how applicant wishes to use the scholarship money

Signed oath stating that applicant will remain a student if chosen to receive a scholarship

Signed oath stating that applicant will submit a mid-year and end-of-year report on how the scholarship money was spent

Four photos – one of you surfing, one of you at school, one headshot and one of you with your family at home.

Caloundra Malibu (and Gardening) Club

We had a great turn-up to the annual Weeding and Planting Day at Moffat Headland on 6 November, with plenty of good work done by all.

Here’s a pic of the gang – note how hard they are trying not to be distracted by the sweet waves behind them!

Thanks to Just Photography 5472 8852 for the pic.


Fun in the Sun 2011

The Caloundra Malibu Club’s 11th annual Fun in the Sun Teams Challenge was held on the 15th and 16th of October at Ann St, Currimundi.

This year’s event attracted 18 teams representing clubs from Bundaberg, Noosa and Alex Heads and major sponsors Cafe by the Beach and SLS surfboards.

The unique five-person teams format includes a junior, a woman, O45, open and old Mal surfer accumulating points over three rounds.

The surf and weather this year was the typical October mixed bag. The 4am radar picture told a sorry tale, with a strong storm front stretching from the coast to Toowoomba. The resilient set-up crew from the host club managed to keep their sense of humour through the morning storm. Right on time the event started under clearing skies. The Saturday surf unfortunately deteriorating to an unrideable northerly chop by late morning, causing an early halt. Two rounds were completed with the cream rising to the top of the leader’s board.

Sunday dawned with clear skies, light offshore breezes and nice beachies to start with before the contest was moved to the Ann St. break. The competitors were revelling in the glassy conditions with high scoring heats the order of the day.

The top eight teams after the three rounds battled out the A and B finals.


A Final Results:-

1st Cafe by the Beach: Dave Rayner, Beth Palmer, Nic Jones, Pat O’Leary and Gareth Donovan

2nd Swell Nuts: Justin Healey, Kathryn Hughes, Glenn Richards, Steve and Joel Miller

3rd Pacifique Horrific: Owen Whately, Rochelle, Keith Drinkwater, Riley and Ethan Moller

4th Alex Malibu Club 3: Tynan Williams, Lisa Down, Scott Williams, Paul Tuckett and Peter Stock

Congratulations to Cafe by the Beach for winning their first Fun in the Sun title after featuring in every A final since the competition started in 2001. Captain Dave has searched the world for a winning combination and finally he’s found some gun surfers who produced on the day.

The standard of surfing throughout the 50 min final was outstanding.


B Final Results:-

1st El Captain Crew

2nd SLS Surfboards

3rd Alex Malibu Club 2

4th Noosa Malibu Club

The teams in the B final produced a nail-biting contest with very few points separating the four teams.

Caloundra’s El Captain Crew managing to hold off SLS Surfboards and visiting teams from Alex and Noosa Malibu clubs.

The enthusiasm for this competition grows each year. Congratulations to the fine efforts put in by all the competitors, their families and supporters, volunteers and the sponsors. Special thanks to all our loyal sponsors. Everybody had a great weekend and we look forward to next year’s contest.


John Marsh

Comp Day – Sunday 13 November

This Sunday 13 November is the final comp day of the year. It’s the final chance to collect points for the various championships.

Following the comp, the annual presentation of trophies and awards will take place.

The long-range weather forecast for Sunday is okay: small surf with a northerly sea breeze. These conditions point to Happies being the best location, but the committee is favouring a quieter location, possibly Ann St Currimundi, where this year’s Fun in the Sun was held.

For those not familiar with the area, the beach is at the end of Buderim St, the street beside the Currimundi State and Special schools. The location will be chosen later in the week.

El Presso Greg has organised highly qualified surf coach, Grant Thomas and Level 1 coach Sam Poncini to attend and run some clinics for all members with special attention to the groms and juniors. These free clinics are part of a Surfing Qld grant to the clubs and are a great opportunity to learn new skills.

The program for the day is :-

7am Divisional championship heats will start.

Hopefully another two rounds of the Club championship will be surfed.

The usual breakfast of bacon and eggs, drinks, tea and coffee will be available during the morning. The new BBQ is proving so popular a roster of cooks will have to be organised.

Once that is all completed it’s on with the presso and lunch. Lunch, soft drinks, light beer and wine will be all provided by the club free.

Please bring along your chairs.

Moffats Planting Day

Thanks to all the club members who worked at Moffat Headland on Sunday. Great to see so many members lending a hand under very trying conditions.

Moffs was picturesque on Sunday, glassy with some great waves rolling in. If you stopped working and turned around to check it out, well, it was very difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. But this dedicated crew resisted temptation.

The Headland looks better for the effort put in.

Thanks also to Roger Todd for the morning tea of cakes, drinks and fresh prawns.

John Marsh

SLS Surfboards special offers for CMC members

SLS Surfboards is offering a 10% discount on any surfboards ordered for Caloundra Malibu Club members.

And, if you’re one of the lucky ones heading to the Maldives on the next boat trip, SLS Surfboards will take 20% off any surfboard, board bag or accessories you purchase for the expedition.

It’s a great deal on quality boards, so check out SLS.




End of year dinner news

Hi Everyone

I am helping Jeff out to arrange the dinner. The date chosen will be 26th November at 6.30pm.

We expect it will be a great evening and, as John pointed out, an opportunity to support Dave as a long-term sponsor. Visit to check out the delicious menu.

Would anyone wishing to attend please reply by return email so we can make the booking and give Dave plenty of notice. We are trying to get the final numbers by the end of next week (Oct 21).

Alternatively if you cannot access emails please feel free to advise Jeff this weekend at the Fun in the Sun.

Cheers Glenn F