Coolum Boardriders represent @ Qld Masters @ Women’s Titles
Congratulations Isabella for taking out the Queensland Open Women’s Title series and earning a spot in the Roxy Pro Trials in 2016. And well done Jaleesa for her overall 2nd in the Qld Womens U18s series. These young women are fantastic ambassadors for our club.
Congratulations Craig, Second in the State masters round 2 today at Coolum.
The last club round was held on Sunday June 1. The weather and the surf looked bleak but a good call was made and the surf and weather came good as the day wore on.
Well done to everyone helping out with the running of the round, especially our judges. Remember if you don’t judge your share you will lose ratings points.
Speaking of club ratings here they are click on the link below. Well done to all members!!!
On Sunday April 6, Domino’s Coolum will be handing over a sponsorship cheque of $10,000 to the Coolum Boardriders Club, who they have been major club sponsors of for the past two years.
Coolum Boardriders is a local boarding club for competitive boardriders that relies on the support of its sponsors to operate. Domino’s Coolum’s store owner, Tim Yervantian, is passionate about ensuring his store does all it can to give back to the local community he not only calls home but relies on for business support.
“I’m not the kind of guy to do things half-heartedly, if I am passionate about supporting a cause I will do everything I possibly can do to help out,” Tim said. “Sponsoring the Boardriders Club seemed like a no brainer for me as the club pretty much summarises the entire Coolum community – sun, surf and a little bit of friendly competitiveness!”
The Boardriders Club President, Daryl Maudsley said that the club is thrilled to have the support of Domino’s Coolum. “Domino’s Coolum have stepped up to support our club in a most incredible way and with their support our club has continued to grow,” Daryl said.
Past President, Honorary Life Member, and current club Treasurer Chris Barraclough said, “Domino’s Coolum have made a greatly appreciated significant financial contribution to our club over the past two seasons. This has allowed the club to focus on the business of providing great competitive opportunities for its members.”
Erica Henderson who works to promote the club said they have all been blown away by Tim’s generosity. “When I first engaged in discussions with Tim I had no idea that he was planning on being so generous! We have worked together to forge a great partnership, Tim listened to the needs of the club and the club works to positively represent his business,” Erica said.
“It’s clear Dominos Coolum have worked hard to embed themselves in the culture of Coolum. I can’t imagine the main street without the wobble boarders and their astonishing dance moves, or our club rounds without Domino’s pizza!’
If you are after more information about the event please call Tim on (07) 5471 7899.
Domino’s Pizza Australia was the first publicly listed pizza chain on the Australian Stock Exchange. With the brand also represented in New Zealand, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Japan the complete Domino’s group store count now sits over 1,300.
Coolum Boardriders ran their first round of the year last Sunday. Conditions started out pretty ordinary, but the rain let up and the sun actually came out a couple of times. With the surf well and truly contestable at 2 foot, some great surfing went down. Results.
• Open Men 1) Simon Knox 2) Eli Criaco 3) Jimi Wallace 4) Tom Ferguson 5) Kirra Green 6) Davey Wallace.
• Senior Men 1) Simon Knox 2) Matt Martin 3) Jye Gofton 4) Bart Criaco 5) Craig Masters.
• Masters 1) Craig Masters 2) John Green 3) Chris Barraclough 4) Brett Smith 5) Joel Stevens 6) Peter Powell .
• Legends 1) Chris Barraclough 2) Kyle Dellit 3) Brayden Wallace 4) Erica Reynolds 5) Ross Nichols 6) Jeff Prevetti.
• Open Women 1) Kara Peterson 2) Jaleesa Vincent 3) Julia Reynolds 4) Jo Brebner.
• Girls 1) Kara Peterson 2) Kelley Pocock 3) Sophie Gregg 4) Darcee White.
• Juniors 1) Davey Wallace 2) Kirra Green 3) Jalleesa Vincent 4) Luke Philp.
• Cadets 1) Tom M 2) Jack Veale 3) Tom Berryman 4) Jayden Lepitit 5) Jake Murphy 6) Luddy Renolds.
• Groms 1) Aex Nichols 2) Eathen Trottman 3) Joe 4) Scott Mano 5) Carter Quinlivin.
• Mini Groms 1) Josh Hides 2) Jye Parkinson 3) Jesse Parkinson 4) Eli Piggt.
• Mini Grom Rep. 1) Jett Dellit 2) Jack 3) Kai Barraclough 4) Kaiden.
• Mini Groms Girls 1) Ellia Smith 2) Lilliana Townsend 3) Jade Barraclough 4) Niah Lily Stephens 5) Kennedy Strokes 6) Hayley Powell.
• Micro Groms 1) Landen Smales 2) Tommy Rose 3) Liam Prevetti 4) Kodi Dellit.
• Micr Groms Rep 1) Elijah 2) Harry Crokem3) Kianna Effting 4) TaJ Barracough
We hope everyone had a good day Sunday, first round of the year is always a little complicated. Thanks to everyone for helping out and making it an enjoyable day for all. 2. Zane Assink and Aston Pignat ventured down to Tassie for the Wahoo Surfer Groms comp with both the boys winning their respective divisions Under 8 for Aston and Under 12 for Zane as well as getting second paces in their next divisions up, a mighty effort. Zane also picked up Best Tube and maneuver of the contest, Coolum groms ripping. 3. The club AGM ran last Sunday with office bearers being President Daryl Maudsley, Secretary Joel Stevens, Vice President Bart Ciaco, Treasurer Chris Barraclough, Contest Directors Simon Knox, Craig Masters, Chris Barraclough, John Green. Junior Club Captain Kirra Green. Our next committee meeting will be Tuesday the 19th, 7pm at the clubhouse. All members and interested parties welcome.
16-year-old Coolum surfer Isabella Nichols got the best Christmas present she could hope for when she was crowned the new Soundwave Australian Under 18 Junior girls Champion at Werri Beach (NSW) on Saturday. Nichols went into the seven-day comp as the current U18 girls state champion and dominated early in both the individual and teams events. She easily won through the first round, scored runner up in the second round and went on to win her semi-final before tackling the solid 6 feet (2 meter plus) surf for the final showdown. After languishing in fourth position for most of the final, Nichols only jumped from fourth to first in the last minute when she secured a high score on her final ride.
“I wasn’t nervous but more relieved to finally get a decent wave at the end,” she said.
“I moved closer to the shore just to find a decent wave and it was just lucky that one arrived before the final finished and I’m so happy to have won.”
Joining Isabella on the winner’s podium was new Soundwave U18 Australian Boys Champion, 15-year-old Fraser Dovell from NSW. Dovell, who was competing at an Australian Junior Titles event for the first time, surfed a final almost identical to Nichols, coming from behind to post an outstanding 9.5 ride on his final wave and steal victory. Nichols was a standout competitor all week and her win was later complemented with the ‘Isabel Letham Award’ for the most promising emerging female surfer at the event.
U16 Boys Australian champion Joe Van Dijk (Vic) was awarded the corresponding Duke Kahanomuku award as the most promising emerging boy surfer.
The accolade topped off a huge week for the Coolum-based Nichols who, together with Queensland’s Jade Wheatley, also scored a win in the All Star Schools U19 Girls division on Friday. Day one of the event saw fellow Coolum surfer Jaleesa Vincent score the highest wave of the U16 Girls division, with consequent heats seeing her advance to the semi-finals before being knocked out while Wurtulla’s Laura Poncini advanced. The Coolum girls also paired up for the Mark Richards Shield event, but bowed out in the final stages.
They were among several other surfers flying the Sunshine Coast flag high throughout the prestigious national event, with their combined point scores helping to secure an overall first place ranking for team Queensland. Laura Poncini placed third in the U16 Girls final, also pairing with Lucy Callister to take out the U16 Girls All Star Schools division. Sunrise Beach’s Quinn Bruce and Connor Lyons of Castaway’s Beach placed third and fourth respectively in the Boys U16 national final, while Wurtulla’s Kai Hing ended his title campaign in a semi final clash with 16-year-old Jacob Wilcox (WA), who made headlines after beating Kelly Slater in Portugal last month.
Coast duo Nick Callister and Jack Reginato added to the award haul with a first in the All Star Schools U19 boys division, while Ellie Brooks made it to the U18 girls semi-final alongside national winner, Nichols. After finishing third at the same event last year, the national title win is the icing on the cake for Nichols, whose accolades over the past 12 months have included:
- Schultz Toomey O’Brien Student Athlete of the Year
- U18 State Champion
- Schools Junior Girls State Champion
- Placed seventh at the U16 division World Titles
Isabella was inundated with proud well-wishers on her return home to Coolum on Sunday, including Coolum Boardriders President, Daryl Maudsley. “All of the club are really proud of all our girls down at the Aussie Titles; Jaleesa Vincent and Amber Dodds both with Semi Final finishes in their divisions and of course Isabella as our Aussie champ. Just awesome,” he said. “Isabella has trained hard and prepared well and it is great to see her potential coming out for all to see.”
Isabella Nichols on her way to winning the U18 Girls National title. Photo: Surfing Australia / Nikon – www.mynikonlife.com.au
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It was news that shook the surfing community across Australia quiet literally from coast to coast.
Chris Boyd, better known to his friends as “Boydy”, was tragically killed by a shark while surfing the popular surf break Umbies, off Gracetown, about 270km south of Perth, on Saturday, 23rd of November.
The 35-year-old, who grew up in Yaroomba, had only moved to Western Australia with his partner Krystle Westwood a year ago, having been a well-loved and respected member of the Coolum Boardriders Club and wider surfing community.
Members of the tight-knit local surfing fraternity have been rocked by the tragic news, but were quick to pay tribute to the plumber and father-of -two.
Coolum Boardriders Club President Daryl Maudsley said the “loveable rogue” had made a significant, positive impact on the Coolum community, helping innumerable young surfers by mentoring them both in the surf and life.
Tom Innes past President of Margret River Boardriders was clearly shaken when he spoke of the loss, “It was a perfect morning he (Chris Boyd) had a fair walk from the car park to that spot. The water was crystal clear, there was 3 – 4 ft hitting and perfect A frame peak.” Tom was confident that Boydy would have been enjoying some fine waves in idyllic conditions.
Coolum Boardriders and Margaret River Boardriders have joined together to pay respect to their mate. Brett Hardy the current President of Margret River Boardriders Club accepted a wreath from the Coolum Boardriders Club along with some sand and water from Yaroomba and it was used in the tribute ceremony, a paddle out for Boydy in Western Australia .
On Sunday morning the Sunshine Coast surfing community held its farewell for the man they lost so tragically in Gracetown, and the sand and water from the waters Chris Boyd died in were released at his favourite place, his home Beach Yaroomba in the paddle out last Sunday morning.
The 35 year old Member of Coolum Boardriders was a great club man and a talented surfer. He was past Club Champion and Club Captain and will be well remembered as mentor to many young surfers.
Boydy … Lived by the sea, died by the sea.