Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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Broulee Bay to Breakers ocean swim

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Mollymook Swimmers travel south for the 6th Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

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The Actual Broulee Bay to Breakers Swim Course. (Pic credit Graeme)

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers – Group Pic.

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Roving reporter Sue wrote: “Mollymook was well represented with eleven swimmers making the trip down to beautiful Broulee. Conditions were lovely; a nice swell, no wind, water temp at 23 degrees. The beach exit was a little rougher than some would have liked, but we all exited in one piece! Some even used it to their advantage by catching the waves into shore before a brief dash to the finish line”.

Mollymook Excels at State Surf Titles

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Mollymook Surf Club achieves great results at the NSW Surf Titles

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Surf conditions at NSW Surf Titles. Pic credit David Benson

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Iron-man Swim Leg: Tony climbs onto this massive wave

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The massive surf running at the NSW Surf titles held at Swansea Belmont last week can be seen in the 1st image courtesy of David Benson. Wednesday the officials cancelled the water events and on Thursday only held selected water events as they were unable to anchor the string of swimming buoys that were constantly being smashed by the waves breaking way out beyond the swimming buoys.

Mollymook Surf Club’s Tony Ireland climbed onto this huge wave in the swim leg of the iron-man event and rode it all the way to the beach putting him in the lead which he maintained throughout the surf board leg and after being hit by a few waves in the final ski leg, ran up the beach in 4th position.

Wheel Chair Pete & Clean Up Australia Day

 

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‘Speed Hump’ Pete

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Mollymook sunrise swim

 

Lakeside Cafe & Restaurant – Burrill Lake

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Lakeside Cafe & Restaurant – Burrill Lake

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Opening Hours: Lakeside Cafe & Restaurant

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Address: 30 Balmoral Road, Burrill Lake.                   Phone: 4455 4661

We prefer dining during the day rather than nightime and are always on the lookout for something nice in the Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area. On this occasion we ventured 5 Km south of Ulladulla to Burrill lake for lunch at the Lakeside cafe and restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. Spacious with the choice of outside or inside dining. We chose ‘Calamari rings’ to share for an entrée and then for a main course my wife chose the ‘Grilled Smoked Salmon with mushrooms’ and I chose the ‘Prawn salad with avocado and mango’.

Each meal was exceptional and exceeded our expectations. Furthermore its BYO. It was excellent value for money, $57 total for a most enjoyable and delicious lunch.

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers – Cole Classic

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers WIN at the prestiges Cole’s Classic Ocean Swim

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Cole Classic: Gary Jenner wins over 60 Male

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Cole Classic: Jill Pettifer (& Gary) Jill 1st 60 + Female

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Decked out in colourful swimming caps and speedos, thousands of keen swimmers took to Sydney’s Manly beach under pristine conditions for The Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Cole Classic’ ocean swim this past Sunday. The ‘Cole’s Classic’ is THE BIGGEST ocean swim event on the NSW Ocean Swim Calendar and according to the results posted, 3591 swimmers took to the water this year, in its 33 rd year. .

The entrants lined up at Shelly Beach throughout the morning to race in the three events, swimming one, two and five kilometres to the finish line at the Manly Lifesaving Club. Each age category departed in waves at 10 minute intervals.

Mollymook Ocean Swimmer Gary Jenner was the winner of the Men’s 60 + years category in the amazing time of 36 minutes & 35 seconds. Fellow Mollymook Ocean swimmer and ACT resident Jill Pettifer came in first in the ladies 60 + years category in another fantastic time for ocean swimming:  40 minutes & 48 seconds for the 2 Km.       (Image credits, thanks Jane Gordon)

Ocean Swimmers represent Mollymook Surf Club at Country Titles

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers strut their stuff at the NSW Country Surf Titles

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Big D shows fellow competitors a ‘clean pair of heels‘, O/40’s Board Race

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Mollymook Ladies boat crew named – “Bad Habits’

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Highlights a many, as the Mollymook Ocean swimmers represent the Mollymook Surf Club at the NSW Country surf championships / Surf Titles at South West Rocks. Big D was all nerves until the starter fired his gun and AWAY he went. I think he surprised himself at how well he went. Then there were our four beauty queens who row a boat in their spare time. In almost every race they were ‘slow out of the blocks’ giving their opposition a big advantage, however ‘youth prevailed’ and our ladies would mow them down one by one. Either the sweep got angry or they have awesome character. (Nothing harder than coming from behind in most races).

Star Ratings – Gold Rated Accommodation

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Mollymook Beach Waterfront – Star Ratings Gold Listed Accommodation

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Star Ratings – Gold Listed Accommodation

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Star Ratings Australia released their annual Gold Listed accommodation.

Accom News release: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Staying in the country’s best accommodation, as ranked by travellers, doesn’t have to break the bank; according to Star Ratings Australia’s Gold Listed Accommodation, the best star rated accommodation in Australia can be had for a little over $100 per night. The annual Gold List of Australian Accommodation compiles reviews of Star Rated properties from hundreds of websites to find the best accommodation as rated by travellers.

Mollymook Ocean Swim News

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Sue files her report on their swim around the Mollymook monitoring buoy

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Pete accidentally hit by a car yesterday & admitted to Wollongong Hospital with a broken leg and abrasions. (File pic)

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AUSTRALIA DAY SWIM 2017 (This report courtesy of Sue W.)

Australia Day 2017 saw the newly named “Magnificent Seven” swim out to the shark monitoring buoy, accompanied by Kate on her SUP. This ground-breaking (or more aptly water-breaking) group comprised of Issi, Sue, Mike D., Bob, Neil, Phil from the Blue Mountains and our very own Magellan, Gary Hunt.

The ‘Milton Coffee Hub’ – Duke & Co.

 

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The ‘Milton Coffee Hub’ – Duke & Co.

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Hosts: David and Rebecca Wilson provide Pablo & Rusty’s Specialty coffee complimented with a fabulous breakfast and Lunch menu made from fresh local organic produce sourced from Claydon Park, Milton.

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Details:

phone: 0408 601 621         map & address: 6/41 Wason Street, Milton

Website: Facebook – Duke & Co. Cafe, Milton

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Open Daily: 6.00 am to 3.00 pm Monday to Friday & 7.00 am to 3.00 pm Saturday & Sunday.

One Wave at North Mollymook Beach

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North Mollymook Beach Hosts ‘One Wave’

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Sunrise over Mollymook, greets ‘One Wave’ participants

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Founders & organisers at the Mollymook ‘One Wave’ event

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Grant and Sam, ‘OneWave’ founders travelled from Sydney for this special event which was organised by locals, Monica M., Jenny L. and Emma from the Milton Yoga Hub. It was the third local ‘OneWave’ event as the sun rose over North Mollymook Beach.

Grant and Sam shared their personal experiences in regard to mental health and mental health awareness with the key note described by Monica, “That we are not alone, we are all touched by it and there is bucket loads of love and support to be shared”. Moni also mentioned that “We don’t heal in isolation, but in community” and this is the aim of our third ‘One Wave’Event.

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‘The Fish Shop’ Burrill Lake

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Fresh Prawns from ‘The Fish Shop’, Burrill Lake

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Fresh Coila lake Prawns

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Delivery of fresh Coila lake Prawns

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Lake Prawns: Smaller but definitely nicer!

Zoran at Burrill Lake, your local fishmonger has FRESH local Coila Lake prawns available at ‘The Fish Shop’ lake Burrill. A little smaller than those sourced from the Sydney fish market or the imported prawns but they are more likely to taste better and certainly taste much fresher.

The balmy nights and warmer waters during summer is an amazing time for prawn fishing. But best advice when buying prawns is to look for the smaller ones as they are usually much sweeter. And as is the case with all seafood, the fresher the better! That’s why many locals buy the local Coilia Lake prawns from Zoran at Burrill Lake.

Contact details: Phone (02) 4455 1906      Address: 107 Princes Highway, Burrill Lake

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Showcasing Mollymook Beach

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Dolphin out paces the Mollymook Surf Club Ladies Boat Crew

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Lenny calls out “Row faster” as the Dolphin out paces the Surf Boat

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Save the Date – Mollymook Annual Ocean Swim 2017

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Mollymook on show

Dolphins, ocean swimmers, ocean ski paddlers, Mollymook outriggers, the Mollymook Ladies Vet surf boat crew and the emergence of a third ocean swim group who follow on from the 6.30 am group and the later 7.00 am group.  This third group set off at 8.00 am daily from the surf club to sooky’s corner and return. (Eligibility for joining the 3rd group: You either need to be a former Olympian or boatie)

Milton Entertainment Centre – Full House

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Special Guest Celebrity plays to a full house at the Milton Entertainment Centre – ‘The Star’

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Full house at the Star Entertainment Centre

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Mike the guest artist and lyrics king

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The ‘Star’ Auditorium welcomed lyrics king Mike G. from the ACT for a few unique renditions on the guitar and a specially prepared item titled ‘Fiddle Man’. The latter was in honour of resident violinist Raymondo and his ‘partner in crime’ country musician Jimmy W. The Monday concert at the Milton Star Hotel continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Guests came from as far a field as Sydney and Canberra.

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2017 Annual New Years Day Swim

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2017 Annual New Years Day ‘Length of Beach’ Swim – Mollymook

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New Years Day Swim 2017 (Some of the punters)

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Roscoe does both legs (4 km)

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival, Milton Showground.

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