Mollymook News

editor Ken Banks

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Water Activities

The NSW South Coast is renown for its fine beaches, lakes and inlets. Ulladulla for deep sea fishing, Mollymook a surfers paradise, Conjola, Tabourie and Burrill Lakes for lake fishing, wind surfing and water skiing.

Surf Breaks, Mollymook Ulladulla area

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South Coast Surfing Breaks

 

 

Surfing book “Surfing Australia”, speaks of the NSW South Coast as “A Surf Adventurer’s Dream”.

“For a length of coastline stretching from Jervis Bay to Bawley Point the number and quality of surfing break is incredible”.

They mention a few such as the famed “Aussie Pipe” near Jervis Bay, “Green Island” at Bendalong, “Golfie” reef at Mollymook and “Guilitines” at Bawley Point, and the hype they claim is justified.

 

Check out the Mollymook long boarders web page.

Wreck Bay is just south of Jervis Bay. This is home to the infamous “South Coast Pipe” an intense left tubes upwards of 8′ to 10′ off a southerly swell with NW-E winds. “Green Island” at Bendalong likes a southerly swell with winds from the NE-NW producing long left handers ranging from 6′ to 12′. At Mollymook you have a number of reef breaks that work well with a southerly swell, the best known is “Golfie” reef, however when conditions are right “Kamikaze” & “Crystals” are awesome in the big swells. Nearby is Collers reef break and “Drain-pipes”. 2 km south you have the Ulladulla “Bombie” and “Rennies Beach” reef break. Another couple of Km south is “Dolphin Point”, “Pot-holes”, “Point North-East”, “Wario” and at Bawley Point the famous “Guillotines” reef break.    (Click on images to enlarge)

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Golfie reef break

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Aerial view Green Island

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Kamikaze break

Greg Bennett of Bennett Surf Boards recently choose to stay at Mollymook Beach Waterfront for trialing his new designed “Paddle Board”. 

Fishing – Ulladulla Deep Sea, Local Lakes & Beaches

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Fishing: Ulladulla, Conjola, Burrill, Mollymook

Deep Sea Fishing.    (Click on image to enlarge)

Ulladulla Harbour: There are a choice of chartered boats available to take you outside the Ulladulla harbour heads, to some of the best local fishing grounds. You don’t need any equipment. It is all supplied including bait and they will even gut and scale your catch. Just book & turn up at the harbour. Ulladulla Boat Charters Ph. 4455 5303, Warrigal Ocean fishing charters 4455 5303, Ulladulla fishing charters 4455 4344 and Surf & Fish Charters  0419542155

Tip: 1) Take a sea sickness pill before going out to sea no matter how tough you would like others to think you are. (I have seen some very proud men brought to their knees pleading to be taken back to shore.) Also remember to take an esky for your catch. A hat and sunscreen. Tip: 2) Fish from the back of the boat and not on its side if you can organize where you fish from.

Lake Fishing.

  1. Burrill Lake fishing charters: Ph. 4454 0657
  2. Lake Conjola boat hire: Ph. 4456 1163
  3. Sussex Inlet boat hire: Ph. 4441 2046 or 4441 3099 or 4441 0051 or 4441 2086
  4. Alternatively hire a boat on a trailer from Boab Boat Hire Ph 4441 5184 and go where ever, fishing.

Beach Fishing.

Mollymook Beach Waterfront guests have found the following fishing spots popular: a) The northern and southern ends of Mollymook Beach b) The beach reef approx. mid distance along Mollymook Beach and c) Narrawallee Inlet.

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Deep sea fishing trips

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Rock Fishing

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Beach Fishing

Mollymook “Bogey Hole”

A wonderful natural feature at Mollymook is the “Bogey Hole”. It is a large tidal rock pool ideal for swimming with an outer shelf area ideal for snorkeling. In a sheltered area it is attractive for sun bathers and picnics. Nestled between the famous “Golfie” surfing reef break, Beachside Golf course and Mollymook Beach’s southern headland, access is via a short walk around the headland or by vehicle along Riversdale Avenue and Burleigh Drive to the Collers beach parking area.

It is believed that the name “Bogey Hole” is from an Aboriginal word for “Bathing” and was used by Aboriginal people for 100’s or perhaps 1000’s of years as a place to “Bathe” and trap fish.

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Relaxation, Mollymook Bogey Hole

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Mollymook Bogey Hole looking south

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Mollymook Bogey Hole Sunrise

Bogey Hole

 

 

 

 

Mollymook Bogey Hole bike ride

 Photo’s dating back to the early 1900’s show Collers Beach area as a popular picnic area and later in the 1960’s it became recognised for its now famous surfing reef break.           (Click on images to enlarge)

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Mollymook Bogey Hole aqua-aerobics

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Outer Bogey Hole resident Blue Groper

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1936 Golf course design adjacent to Bogey Hole

Because of its attraction to tourist, photographers and locals who regularly frequent this picturesque area, volunteers sponsored by Mollymook Beach Waterfront in association with “Clean Up” Australia, keep this popular “Bogey Hole” area clean on a daily basis.

Mollymook Beach Ocean Swim 2012

Picture perfect weather greeted over 200 ocean swimmers at Mollymook for their annual 2 km ocean swim classic. Provisional winners were: 2 km Classic winner, Brad Horrey from Botany. 500 m novice winner, Cormac Guthrie from Matraville. “Dash for Cash” Brad Horrey from Botany. Worthy of note was the stand out performance of young Illya Vashinsky. Illya is only 10 years old and swam the 500m swim ALL butterfly stroke, and then backed up to finished the 2km swim in 19th place overall.

Illya and each of the winners are all coached by Chad Schneider who also competed doing the butterfly stroke for the 500 metre warm up and then finishing 16th overall in the 2 km classic. Chad brought a team of 30 swimmers to Mollymook this year. He has competed at all 10 Mollymook Ocean Classics and chose Waterfront accommodation and Citrus & Cupitts Kitchen restaurants to celebrate his end of year special South Coast Mollymook “Getaway”.     (Click on images to enlarge)

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Start of Ocean Swim Classic

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Swimmers rounding the 1st buoy

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Brad Horrey, Swim Classic winner

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Cormac Guthrie, 500 m swim winner

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Photo time prior to race start. Jan & Kim

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Mollymook Ocean swimmers

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Chad Schneider, Butterfly stroke 500m

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Illya 10 yrs old follows coach Chad

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Illya covers the 500 m doing Butterfly

Mollymook excel at Surf Club Championships

Following a week of heavy rainfall, the sun shone in all its splendor on Sat February 4, at Shellharbour for the holding of the 2012 South Coast branch Surf Life Saving championships.

Not only did the sun shine, so too did the Mollymook surf club competitors who won numerous races. Perhaps the most exciting win was by the Under 15 board relay team. Led by Angus Curry, he set up a nice lead during the first leg followed by Holly Munday who was up against the boys. Holly paddled her heart out, caught and rode a nice wave to maintain the lead for Lewis Betts to maintain throughout the 3rd leg to come home easy winners. Great individual efforts were also recorded by Tarryn Love winning the U 15 beach sprint and flags, Michelle Howard in the U 17 & open female beach sprint, Angus Curry 1st in the U 15 board race, Tony Ireland Over 30’s board race & Ken Banks in the Over 50’s iron man and surf race.

Team events saw Mollymook home first in the March Past, 1st in the Taplin (Tony Ireland, Keith Purves & Greg Stratford), 1st in the Ski relay (Tony Ireland, Paul Burton & Greg Stratford)

A full list of result will appear in the local Times paper on Wednesday courtesy of Tracy Betts and Tony Ireland. 

Bennett Surf Boards trial new design at Mollymook

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Greg Bennett design stand up boards

Greg Bennett, Factory Manager of Bennett Surfboards Pty Ltd traveled down from Brookvale  to spend 2 days testing two new designed “Stand Up” surf boards at Mollymooks famous “Golfie Reef” break.

The huge swells on the Wednesday had all but disappeared come Thursday leaving 3 hours of testing in a subdued surf. Friday the swell increased a little to provide a useful 4 hours testing the handling of each board, one 10′ 6″ and the other 11′.

With a little encouragement Greg enticed Waterfronts owner to try his skill. He found it a little frustrating getting use to having to plant his feet across the board and failed to cause much havoc among the local board riding fraternity.   (Click on images to enlarge)

Mollymook Surf Club Boat Carnival

The Mollymook surf club held a successful 3rd round of the Warilla Bowls South Coast Boat series on Saturday. The surf conditions were ideal and a good crowd was on hand for some very competitive competition. Waterfront overseas guests from the UK as well as their interstate guests thoroughly enjoyed the action. Unofficial results were:

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Christmas Party

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Swimmers committee: Billy, Grant, Craig & Keith

 The Mollymook Ocean Swimmers celebrated their 2011 end of year activities with fabulous food, wine and camaraderie at the Mollymook Beach Hut Cafe.

The committee searched high and low for a venue this year due to its past reputation of being a little boisterous. However with Jan overseas and Kim having moved to the North Coast the new owners of the Beach Hut cafe were prepared to chance them.

Bruce and Theresa with their staff that included an acclaimed Asian chef left no stone unturned to put on a sumptuous choice of fine dining sea food dishes that included prawns, oysters, calamari as well as catering for those with special needs. (Click on images to enlarge)

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Ulladulla Sea Pool

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Ulladulla Sea Pool

The Ulladulla Sea pool, enjoyed by the local community and tourist alike has re-opened for the Summer Season 2011 – 2012

Opening times are 6 days per week from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm daily except Tuesdays when it will be closed for cleaning.

For the 2011 – 2012 season the pool will be unsupervised.

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Surfing at Mollymook

Recent excellent swells have been ideal for the surfing enthusiast with exceptional waves at Mollymook for surf board riding, body board riding and surfing.

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Mollymook Beach Waterfront accommodation operator Ken Banks donned flippers and swam out with his camera to take some excellent pic’s of the board riders handling these huge swells. Guests can relax on their private deck at Waterfront and be entertained by the exceptional skills of the local surfers. Local surfing photography is available for viewing and purchase at Stan Bury Princes Highway Ulladulla store, Beach Art & Framing.