Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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IRB – Aussie Titles began today at Mollymook

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The Australian IRB Titles – Mollymook Beach, Friday July 22, 2016

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Mollymook Beach a hive of activity – July 2016

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Spills Galore at the Aussie IRB Titles

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Mollymook hosts the National IRB Championships. Day 1 – Heats

The National IRB Championships for 2016 began today at Mollymook Beach. Interstate crews participated as well as a crew from NZ with an estimated overall number of surf life savers participating exceeding 500 from over 40 Surf clubs throughout Australia.

On an unusually hot day for winter, competition was intense here on day one as crews demonstrated their skills in the water at Mollymook showcasing the rescue skills of IRB crew’s in a variety of surf conditions.

St Isidore Restaurant Gift Voucher

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Special Present: A Gift Voucher to the St Isidore Restaurant at Milton

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July 2016 Menu

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2015 White Stripes – Pinot Grigio

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St Isidore Restaurant one of six regional restaurants in NSW to receive a ‘hat’ in 2015. We arrived to a very warm and friendly reception from our young waitress. Obviously skilled in customer service. From the onset the anticipation grew. She showed us the menu and carefully explained each of the dishes including those just recently added to their ever changing attractive menu.

It was no surprised to see this ‘fine dining’ restaurant full for a Saturday lunch with a mix of dinners who obviously enjoy quality food as you would expect from a restaurant recognised so highly over the past few years.

Our choice of wine followed our waitresses recommendation, a 2015 White Stripes, Pinot Grigio. She explained it was light, vibrant and crisp and would be the ideal compliment to our white meat meal choices. An excellent choice!

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Surfing Images – Mollymook

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East Coast Low produces ideal surfing conditions at Mollymook

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Kamikaze surf break

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Mollymook Beach

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The ‘East Coast Low’ during the past few days was not as damaging as its predecessor last month and created excellent surf conditions at Mollymook beach as well as the kamikaze surfing break. (Pics taken yesterday, Sunday July 10)              (Click on images to enlarge)

The Star Hotels Monday arvo secret

 

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Ray Ackerman jokes that he has an audience of a couple of regular groupies and two tradies having a beer by the fire when he plays fiddle at Milton’s Star Hotel. Follow this link to the full TIMES article: The Star Hotels Monday arvo secret

Mollymook Seniors in Qld.

 

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Monte’s Resort

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Monte’s Resort

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Interstate correspondent, Roscoe gives the following update on what the Mollymook seniors have been up to in Qld. 

Mollymook Seniors Update

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Mollymook Seniors Update

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An early morning start at Airlie Wharf

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Look at all the fish

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Roscoe posts this update on their trip up north at Airlie Qld. Yesterday we took an” Island Hopping”, cruise. Suzanne, Graeme, Jacqui, John, Jo and I. We set off from Port of Airlie at 07:00 am just after Mia & Bruno were picked up for “doggy day care”

Our ferry wasn’t due to leave until 08:20 am but being cautious seniors we had to be sure of a parking space close to the terminal.

IRB Titles at Mollymook Beach

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2016 NSW State IRB Titles held at Mollymook Beach

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IRB Titles

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IRB Titles

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The Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB) Titles: Hundreds of competitors from across the NSW state representing over 20 NSW Surf Life Saving clubs, met at the Mollymook Beach on the weekend of July 1 & 2, 2016 for the NSW IRB Racing Titles.

Racing was incredible close with a number of spills from over zealous crews chasing that elusive NSW title. (See images below)

On the weekend of July 22 and 23, 2016 these team will return to compete with an anticipated 500 competitors for the Australian IRB Racing Championships.

Tourist e-news April to June 2016

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news, June Quarter 2016

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East Coast Low (Pic credit John Holt)

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Cupitt’s new initiative: ‘Tour and Tasting’

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East Coast Low: Destructive winds and surf caused a lot of damage along the coastline during the month of June. Mollymook was spared from the brunt of this low pressure system, and only incurred some minor damage as can be seen from the pic above as  huge waves washed over the break wall depositing seaweed, sand and water onto the corner of Golf Road and Ocean Street Mollymook and the adjacent footpath and lawn. The steps down onto the beach were dislodged and a portion of the fence in front of the surf club demolished. For more info and images, click on this link: East Coast Low

Cupitt’s new ‘Tour and Tasting’ initiative: Ulladulla’s award winning Cupitt’s winery has created an excellent tourist initiative: It is a guided tour of the vineyard, wine cellar, new craft brewery, the fromagerie to see their new cheese making facility and then finishing with wine tasting. Cost $20 per person. I went on the first tour and it was magnificent. For more info and images, click on this link: Cupitt’s tour and tasting experience

Click on images throughout to enlarge

Take 3

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June 2016 ends on a Winning Note: Thanks Moni

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Moni’s address to Council (Pic credit: Darryl B.)

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Moni’s support crew

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Unanimous decision by Shoalhaven Council to support ‘Take 3’

June 28, 2016 council meeting was historic! It’s the first time in a long while that all Councillors voted in a whole-hearted unanimous fashion to support an agenda item, thanks to Monica Mudge. Moni was called to the lectern to address council. Except for the noise of her knees knocking you could have heard a pin drop. Moni began by thanking Madam Mayor and Councillors. She paused to take a deep breath, then seemed to have lost her tongue. Nervous speaking in public, the Councillors encouraged her to keep going. The contingent of locals who had traveled up from Mollymook Ulladulla prayed. Ignoring her notes and the 5 minute time frame she began speaking from the heart. She was passionate and eloquent and began to clearly and forcefully commend the ‘Take 3’ initiative. Councillors were overwhelmingly moved and voted to give her extended time. When she finally concluded she was given a rousing applause. 100% agreement from Councillors for the Shoalhaven council to adopt and align themselves to the ‘Take 3’ initiative.  For more info, click on the link ‘Take 3’

Tallwood Winter Dining

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Tallwood Restaurant, Mollymook Beach for excellent Winter Dining

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A magnificent entree of local raw fish

Tallwood Restaurant never disappoints

Executive Chef Matt Upson has this uncanny ability to bring out the finer flavours in each of the ingredients used in the various dishes. Our meal on the weekend could not be faulted. We began with the chefs selection for an entree of local raw fish. It was absolutely magnificent! This was followed by a shared plate of Korean BBQ chicken and we finished with Hanger steak accompanied with vegetables and potato dumpling. The food was of the highest quality and the service was excellent.

Winter specials not to be missed: Each Monday evening Tallwood are presenting the ‘Chefs Choice’. Three courses and a glass of wine for $45. Each second Sunday they have ‘Yum Cha’ on the menu.

Contact details: Web link – Tallwood Restaurant             Phone – 02 4455 5192

Swell abates and the surf improves

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East Coast low continues to abate & the surfing conditions improve

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Wipe out

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A mans best friend looking for its master

As the ‘East Coast Low’ abates along the NSW coastline the surfing conditions improved dramatically, although there were still some wipe-outs along the way. Nonetheless the seasoned surfers enjoyed some great surfing.

Surfing Images – Mollymook

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East Coast Low brings a Massive Surf

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East Coast Low – Bawley Point on Monday June 6

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Bawley Point on Monday June 6

A low pressure system moving south from Queensland and down the NSW coastline brought damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a dangerous surf to the NSW South Coast. Abnormally high tides contributed to the dangerous surf conditions.

East Coast Low reaches Mollymook

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East Coast Low brings Extreme Weather to Mollymook

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East Coast Low hits Mollymook Beach

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East Coast Low – dangerous surf conditions

A low pressure system moving south from Queensland and down the NSW coastline brings damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a dangerous surf to the South Coast Tourist mecca, Mollymook. Abnormally high tides are contributing to the dangerous surf conditions with Mollymook beach almost deserted and a few brave-hearts taking time out for coffee at the Beach Hut cafe.

The severe east coast low is predicted to be fiercest on the NSW South Coast on Sunday evening, with electrical ‘Black-outs’ already occurring mid afternoon.

Cupitt’s Winery – Tour and Tasting Experience

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Tour and Tasting Experience at Cupitt’s Winery

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Wally & Tom at Cupitt’s Cellar

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Steve – Wine Tasting

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A New Experience

Cupitt’s have introduced a guided tour of their vineyard, coupled with a tour of their wine cellar, beer making and cheese making facilities. The culmination of the tour is a tasting of their wines and cheeses.

They will explain the varieties of grapes best suited to this south coast region, the growing process, harvesting, cellaring and bottling. You will hear about the fermentation process and the decisions made by the the winemaker in the crafting of their wines. Similarly the crafting of their beers. Then the cheese making process.

The ‘Tour & Tasting’ experience will take about an hour commencing at 11.00am from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.

Mollymook Surf Club Presentation – 2016

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Mollymook Surf Club Presentation – 2016

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President Rod, Craig & Kim Matthews our Photographer

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2016 – Patrol of the year (2nd year in a row)

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President Rod Austin thanked club members once again for their dedication and voluntary service throughout this past season at the 2016 Mollymook Surf Club Presentation night. Rod is pictured with Craig and Kim Matthews. Kim the official surf club photographer captured the evening on camera. We share a small collection of images that capture the contribution made by the Mollymook Ocean swimmers.

2016 Patrol of the Year: The ‘TEAM’ pictured above with captain Ross who was very please to accept this award for the second year running. Flanked by regular ocean swimmers John and Moni.