From the president

Coolum Boardriders next scheduled round will be on Sunday the 17th of November. Meet at the clubhouse at 6.30am for a 7am start.


Our team for last weekends Be the influence Boardriders battle surfed the living daylights out of sloppy and small surf at Dbah all weekend to post an other great finish at a teams event. Our team of Jaleesa Vincent, Isabella Nichols, Kirra Green, Eli Criaco, Dane Hamilton, Simon Knox and Dave Reardon-Smith approached the weekend with a great attitude and were always going to do well. While in the top four teams all weekend, the last event of the comp held in 1foot complete slop relegated us to fifth, while a little disappointing to our marauding team still a great result for the club. A special thanks to the support team of the Greens, Nichols, Vincents and of course Amy.

Kelly Norris surfed in the HIC Pro at Sunset Beach in Hawaii, tearing his way to a win in his round two heat to be then knocked in his third round heat in a pretty sus call. Watch the heat yourself and make your mind up, Its on the HIC comp site. Heats on demand rounnd of 96 heat 11.

Congratulation to Ellia Smith winning the Julian Wilson board raffle from last weekend.

On the subject of raffles we are currently selling tickets in the Boardriders Battle Raffle. First Prize a $55,000 Toyota Rav, second $1500 worth of Billabong gear and third place a $1000 worth of Canon Camera gear. Tickets are $5 each with $4.40 going back to the club.

Tickets are available from the Shop in Coolum, Coolum Surf and all committee members so get out there and grab a ticket.

Be The Influence Boardriders battle

Coolums TeamLast weekend the 2nd and 3rd of November the Queensland round of the Be The Influence Boardriders battle  ran on the Saturday and Sunday at Duranbah. With the top teams in Queensland competing for spots in the national final at Cronulla in January. With a special dispensation for all the pros to surf for their clubs incredible surfing went down all weekend. With world champs Parko, Mick Fanning and Steph Gilmore as well as pros such as Bede Durbridge, Mitch Crews, Brent Dorrington and a swag of others a formidable field of clubs were in contention.
With Coolums team of Kirra Green, Jaleesa Vincent, Isabella Nichols, Eli Criaco, Simon Knox, Dane Hamilton and Dave Reardon-Smith competing in three different disciplines over the weekend, a pairs event, teams event and a skins event, the team had their work cut out for them. Coolums pairs team of Isabella Nichols and Dane Hamilton nailed all in their path till meeting Snapper Rocks team of Jay Phillips and Steph Gilmore in the Semi Finals, a great effort. Dave Reardon Smith was our skins representative and also or power surfer in the teams event.

Isabella NicholsIn the last round of the day Coolums team after winning their semi needed a second place finish in the teams final to get to Sydney, but the foot high and very ordinary onshore conditions just didn`t allow out team to strut their stuff. With the clubs fourth place finish we missed out on the trip to Sydney but were still rapped with our performance, Being the highest placed Sunshine Coast Club and having relegated some of the top clubs on the Goldy to minor placings, along with our great results in all the other teams events this year the Kirra Teams Event, The Straddie Assault and the Jim Beam Tag Team event, Coolum justified their third place seeding at the event.
President Daryl Maudsley said “ With a highly talented and really enthusiastic team Coolum surfed incredibly well to again end at the top of the field in a teams event. The team attitude and a great group of supporters it was only really the world Champs and pros making the difference over the weekend. Everyone represented Coolum and the Club proudly “. Coolum Boardriders would like to thank everyone that went down on the weekend for their great attitude and watch out next year.


Coolum Boardriders next scheduled round will be on Sunday the 10th of November. If we can organise permits we may run a makeup round for this months missed comp on Sunday the 27th of November. Stay tuned.

The second round of the Queensland Junior titles ran at Duranbah last weekend with Coolum Surfers all going well. Isabella Nichols again dominated the under 18 girls to take out the state title. Isabella is also in the state team for nationals and has also picked up a wildcard into the Quicksilver Roxy Pro trials next year. Jaleesa Vincent dominated the day in the under 16 girls convincingly winning the round, and placing second in the State Placings. Jaleesa will also represent Queensland at the Nationals. Kara Peterson and Amber Dodds finished second and third in the round with Amber finishing second in the state and Kara third. Zane Assink loved the crowds at Dbah and finished fifth in the round and Second in the under 12`s in the state. Ellia Smith surfed her heart out to finish with a second place in the under twelve girls, then with a nail biting finish she missed out a state title by 0.3 of a point. We think she should have been given an extra point just for that smile. A great effort from all our surfers who went down.

The Straddy Assault runs this weekend with our team all ready to give it a great shot. The Teams event runs on the Saturday with the pairs event on the Sunday. The contest is always a great weekend and with the best surfers from Noosa to Ballina competing the surfing is always red hot. We wish all the guys and girls the best.

The Be the influence Boardriders Battle will run on the 2nd and 3rd of November amd promises to be bigger than Ben Hur. With a over a hundred thousand dollars in prize money the event has rounds in each state finishing with the finals in Sydney. The contest has suveral different formats so it should be interesting. With all the major pros competing for their clubs, Parko, Fanning, Bede, Mitch Crews, Occy and a host of others the standard of surfing will be great. We will be having training on Tuesday the 29th to get the team used to the format.

Next Comittee meeting will be on Tuesday the 22nd at 7pm. All members and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Finaly a huge shout out to Tim and the crew at Dominoes Pizza in Coolum. Tim and the Store have come on board as our major sponsor for the club for 2014. We cannot
thank  Domioes enough as their sponsorship enables the club to compete at all teams comps both junior and senior helping to nuture some of the great surfers we have around Coolum.

Australian Boardrider Battle Monster Raffle

The Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle includes a Monster Raffle giveaway with one lucky ticket holder to drive away in a Toyota RAV4 AWD. Online tickets are $5.00 each (open to public) with proceeds going back to the grassroots Australian boardriders club of your choice!

Tickets are available from our Club president or click here

High Performance Centre Courses

Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre will be running the below camps this summer.  They are offering all Queensland surfers a discounted rate when booking 2 or more surfers in to these camps at a time.

A brief description of up-coming HPC Summer Camps are as follows:…

U/18 – 5 Day Technique Camp: December 16th – 20th 2013
U/18 – 2 Day Technique Camp: December 21st – 22nd 2013
U/18 – 3 Day Air Camp: January 6th – 8th 2014
U/18 – 5 Day Technique Camp: January 6th – 10th 2014
U/14 – 2 Day Grom Camp: January 11th – 12th 2014
U/18 – 3 Day Air Camp: January 12th – 14th 2014
U/18 – 3 Day Technique Camp: January 13th – 15th 2014
U/18 – 5 Day Technique Camp: January 13th – 17th 2014
U/18 – 3 Day Elite Camp January 20th – 22nd 2014.

For further information or to make a booking, please contact Cameron Mills at Surfing Australia.  Cameron’s details are noted below.

Cameron Mills
High Performance Centre Coordinator
Surfing Australia

PO Box 1613
Kingscliff NSW 2487
T: +61 2 6671 0000
M: 0416 943 578
F: +61 2 6674 8907

A Generous Winner

Surfing Queensland presents the winner of the Boardriders Club online survey with a custom JR Surfboard


Surfing Queensland is committed to the development of the sport of surfing. In its role as the peak state body it is entrusted with supporting the needs of the 38 affiliated clubs in Queensland. By supporting the needs of these clubs and their members Surfing Queensland can work to develop the sport of surfing in Queensland to its maximum potential.

Earlier this year Surfing Queensland implemented a survey designed to better service their affiliated clubs. To encourage members to participate in the survey Surfing Queensland offered up some great incentives. Participants were presented with an opportunity to win a custom JR Surfboard or a signed and framed Kelly Slater photo.

The winner of the competition was a family from Coolum Beach. They are members of Coolum Boardriders Club and were incredibly appreciative when their club Treasurer, Chris Barraclough contacted them to advise them of their big win. When Chris received the advice from Surfing Queensland that someone from Coolum had won, he commented, “That’s great, this couldn’t have happened to a nicer family!”

The competition winner was declared. 10-year-old Ezra Coyle was to be the lucky recipient of this amazing surfboard. Ezra however had other ideas. He decided he wanted to give the prize surfboard to a friend who had broken his board.

Jamie and Janie Coyle Ezra’s parents had a series of discussions with their son and were convinced this was what he really wanted to do.  Ezra explained to them that he already has a great board and thought he wanted to help out someone else. Jamie Coyle, Ezra’s Dad said, “ I know it sounds crazy and we have taken our time with this one as Ezra is only 10-years-old and it is crazy generous, but this is what he has decided to do, so we want to support him in this”

The whole street was out in force to see the new board arrive. The custom JR board was presented to Ezra and his mate Beven this week in Coolum. It was an auspicious occasion. Beven was extremely grateful and thanked his mate for the generous gift. Ezra was excited and on request he brought out his own board for the photo.  Just for the record Surfing Queensland’s representative took some time to check out Ezra’s surfboard and commented,   “Ezra is quiet an artist he has painted some sick tanks and bombs on his stick…It’s very cool, definitely a keeper!”

Surfing Queensland would like to congratulate the winners and thank all club members for their participation in the survey.

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Surfing Queensland is proudly supported by:

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From the president

Coolum Boardriders next round was scheduled to run this Sunday but with it also being Father’s Day we will be rescheduling. Depending on conflicting dates we may run the round towards the end of the month.

Our mini and micro groms ran last weekend with the kids ripping the daylights out of the predominately left hand bank. with the swell perfect grommet size and quite good conditions all the kids had a great time, All results next week.

Congratulations to Kelly Norris with his semi-final finish in the open mens division at the Aussie titles.

All our Surf Rescue Certificate participants’ finished their qualifications last Sunday, well done guys. I am sure everyone on the beach will feel much safer at least until Kirra starts wearing his budgy smugglers around. Also thanks to everyone who got their first aid updates as well.
Good luck to our participants in the Windansea Father/ son comp this weekend, the Greens must be on short odds.

Gas Fins Coolum Jr Classic

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Gas Fins Coolum Jr Classic

The event was hosted by Coolum Boardriders Club and is in its third year.

Event started with a mins silence for AB  as the comp paused to reflect on his influence on world surfing.

Sponsors Gas Fins Australia, CTRL V, Beck Surfboards, Hurricane Surf, Fox, House of Marley, Maxum Watches, Banana Wax and Smorgasboarder Magazine.

Event drew 90 competitors from boardrider clubs in QLD, NSW  and also from even as far afield  as VIC

Event organisers were particularly happy to see a large crown on the beach for the finals. It was also pleasing to see the great competitive spirit of all entrants there to acknowledge the division champions at the presentations. ( and the sponsors acknowledged this with a truck load of giveaways at presos)

Kelly Norris, Last year’s defending title winner took out the event in his final year of the competition.  2nd Place Jake Vincent , 3rd Jack Reginato, 4th Kirra Green. ( 18 and under Boys)

The Gas fins Coolum Jr Classic has to open extra places in the under 16 girls division this year with huge demand for a start in the comp. Event organisers are prompted to seriously consider an 18 and under Women’s Division in 2014.

Ren Hashimoto, from Tugan was an outstanding performer in the 16 and Under Girls division. Ren was victorious in the final defeating a field of solid competition 2nd Jaleesa Vincent 3rd Sophie McCulloch and 4th Isabella Nichols.

Zac Wightman proudly held a CTRV V decal trophy board above his head as the winner of the  Cadets Division 2nd Stirling Mitchell, 3rd Sheldon Simkus,  4th Regan Martinovich

GROMS 14 and Under 1st Luke Glover Caloundra,2nd Jack Murray Lennox, 3rd Luke Condon Lennox, 4th Maddy Job   Burleigh Heads.

Encouragement Award: Hollie Williams

Contest Spirit: Amber Dodd

Most Promicing Zane Assink

Highest Wave score: Jack Reginato

Club President Daryl  Maudsley would like to thank all involved with the competition sponsors, competitors and their support teams, volunteers and our club sponsor Dominoes for keeping us all well fed over  the weekend.  Most particularly he would like to thank and acknowledge the experienced Surfing Qld accredited judging panel  led by Gabe Mcghee.


World Surfaris ‘Coast of Origin’ Series 2013

Hi all

Coming off the back of a fantastic weekend of Club surfing at the World Surfaris ‘Coast of Origin’ Series 2013, I can honestly say that I witnessed some of the best surfing I have seen in a long time across all age divisions, gender and boardriding disciplines.  Moreover, I was so stoked to see such a high level of commitment from our Sunshine Coast surfers, not only to travel to the Gold Coast to attend the event, but to put in their absolute best efforts in the water when it really counted.

Despite losing to the Gold Coast this year, everyone who had some form of input into this event whether it be the Club Committee member getting team’s organised, Club competitor surfing for their Club and their coast, the mums and/or dads who supported their sons or daughters, you should all be extremely proud of your efforts and the overall  result.  As far as I’m concerned, it was also a win for the Sunny Coast!

On behalf of the whole team at Surfing Queensland, I would like to take this opportunity to particularly thank those committee members who worked so tirelessly behind the scenes, often without acknowledgement, for managing to rally their teams again this year.  You guys deserve a medal!

If you have any feedback regarding this year’s series, please feel free to forward.  This information is really important to Surfing Queensland and helps us to make on-going improvements to the event each year.

For those Clubs who managed to take home some prize money, I will be forwarding an email shortly outlining your winnings and steps required to collect this cash.

Once again, thank you for embracing the World Surfaris ‘Coast of Origin’ Interclub Series.  We look forward to doing it all again in 2014!


Dave Lammin

Club Development Officer – Sunshine Coast

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