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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news April 2019

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourism e-news April 2019

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RiotACT, Canberra Community e-news recommends Mollymook as one of the top 10 trips for Canberrans.  Pic credit: Grant Morrow & Therese Spillane

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RiotACT Article: Fabulous food and plenty to do in Mollymook

“It’s the perfect place for a coastal getaway and has everything you need for a quintessential day at the beach. It’s picturesque, inviting, and there is plenty on offer, from sandy beaches that go for miles, to top-notch seafood, fine dining and a spectacular food trail.

And to work off all that feasting, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, bodysurfing, board riding, picnicking, snorkelling, surfing and fishing”.

Link to read their full article: ‘Fabulous food and plenty to do in Mollymook

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Cupitt’s Winery and Rick Stein Restaurant News

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Cupitt’s Winery – Star Cellar Door Award. Pic credit, Chris Anderson

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Rick Stein Restaurant – new Head Chef

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Cupitt’s Winery wins a ‘2019 Gourmet Traveller’s Star Cellar Door Award’. They wrote: “This is an amazing operation, a vineyard, winery, cellar door, restaurant, brewery and fromagerie – Cupitt’s has the lot, all in one neat and very stylish package. Rosie Cupitt is the driving force but her husband and their children are very much part of the success.

Originally from Bowral, Rosie Cupitt is a trained horticulturalist who re-skilled with a CSU oenology course before establishing this minuscule vineyard near Milton. Located in an old sandstone creamery dating back to 1851, the Cupitt cellar door is refreshingly unpretentious.

The adjacent Cupitt’s Kitchen has been built in sympathy with the winery in the cool underground cellar below. Enjoy a ploughman’s platter of olives, dips and breads at the cellar door or a fresh, produce driven meal at the restaurant. Live music on Sundays and weekend pizzas add to the child friendly nature of this exceptional enterprise”. PETER BOURNE

To read their article click on this link: 2019 Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards

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Rick Stein Restaurant announces the appointment of Ryan Smith as their new Head Chef at their Bannisters Mollymook restaurant. 

To read the ‘Australian Good Food & Travel Guide’ (AGFG) article about Ryan Smith and the Rick Stein restaurant click on this link: Ryan Smith, Rick Stein Restaurant Mollymook’s new Head Chef

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2019 Annual Mollymook Ocean Swim

 

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers – 2019 was our biggest turnout of local swimmers.

The 2019 Annual Mollymook Ocean Swim was undertaken by 189 swimmers in near perfect ocean swimming conditions. Winner Jordan White completed the 2.2km  swim in 25:13 The following link for the full list of results:  Mollymook Ocean swim results

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Mollymook Surf Club GOLD 2019 Aussie titles

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GOLD, GOLD, SILVER, SILVER & SILVER to the Mollymook Surf Club athletes.

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Mollymook’s medal winners celebrate their success in the beach Flags events

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U/17 Male: GOLD medal to Sammy Zustovich and SILVER medal to Jack Bridges 

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A momentous day for the Mollymook Surf Club at the Aussie titles. All five entrants for the beach flag events progressed through the many heats to qualified for the finals. Viz. Open Female: Kate Lewis and Payton Williams, U/19 Female: Payton Williams, U/19 Male: Brock Scrivener, U/17 Male: Sammy Zustovich and Jack Bridges with Sammy also contesting the Open Flags.

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Mollymook athletes won medals in four of the six finals run under floodlights at this gala Saturday evening event. Sammy won GOLD in the U/17 male and SILVER in the Open male flags. Brock won GOLD in the U/19 male flags, Payton claimed SILVER in the U/19 female flags as did Jack Bridges claim SILVER in the U/17 male flags.

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Full credit to their coach Daniel Robberds who was instrumental in achieving these amazing results from brilliant young athletes causing Mollymook, Mollymook, Mollymook to resonate among the huge crowd present throughout this evening event.

Mollymook GOLD at 2019 Aussie Surf Titles

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GOLD, Sammy Zustovich, Mollymook Surf Club – U/17 Beach Sprint, BEST in AUSTRALIA.

(140 entries in U/17 Male Beach Sprint).

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U/17 Male GOLD MEDAL, Sammy Zustovich, Mollymook Surf Club. 

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U/19 Female SILVER MEDAL, Payton Williams, Mollymook Surf Club

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2019 Aussie Surf Titles on the Qld. Gold Coast attracted 6500 competitors from over 200 clubs throughout Australia.

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Today the Beach Sprint Finals took place at Broadbeach whilst many of the water events were transferred to Kirra Beach due to the surf conditions.

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Mollymook Surf Club was represented in the beach sprint finals by: Payton Williams in the U/19 Female finals, Brock Scrivener in the U/19 Male finals and Sammy Zustovich in the U/17 Male finals . 

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To appreciate the magnitude of their efforts, the U/19 males had 83 entries, the U/17 males 140 entries and the U/19 females 71 entries. Heats were initially run with 9 in each heat and the first 4 progressing through to the next round.

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It was ‘nail biting’ stuff with the best in Australia competing in the these finals.

Payton Williams was the first Mollymook Surf Club athlete to line up in a star studded field. There was nothing in the finish with Payton claiming the SILVER medal.
Brock Scrivener was Mollymook Surf Club’s second finalist. He put in an awesome performance just to miss out on a placing as the top five sprinters crossed the line almost together.
Sammy Zustovich was Mollymook Surf Club’s 3rd finalist to line up at the start. Absolute blistering pace saw Sammy cross for GOLD in another star studded field.
There’s more, continue reading.

2019 Aussie Surf Titles – Day 3

Dani Holt, Mollymook. Her first race at the Aussie Surf Titles.  A BIG Surf had arrived overnight. 

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Waves breaking out beyond the swim buoys

2019 Aussie titles day 3

Danielle Holt of the Mollymook Surf Club competed in the U/17 Female surf race. There were 5 heats with upwards of 30 girls in each heat with the first 15 proceeding through to round 2. Dani missed out by only two places. The surf conditions were appalling. Full credit to Dani (competing for Warilla) for such a gutsy swim in such difficult conditions.

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2019 Aussie Surf Titles – Qld.

 

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Mollymook 200 years Male crew: 5th in the Final

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Dave Tudor-Jones: 5th, Final 45-49 Years Male Board Race

2019 Aussie Surf Titles, Broardbeach Qld. Where the BEST compete against the BEST!

Mollymook’s 200 year Male Boat crew put in an amazing effort against the best in Australia to come through the 3 heats and qualified for the semi-finals. In the semi they put in a blinder and came home in 1st position. In the final they had some incredible competition, they held their own in the lead group on the trip to the turning buoy but did not get a good run home and finished 5th. A fabulous effort. (Crew members: Russ Bartlett, Paul Newman, Craig Matthews, Kevin Whitford and sweep, Gus Brook.)

 

Similarly Dave Tudor-Jones in the 45-49 male events put up an huge effort in the heats to qualify for the semi’s and then the final of the board race to finish 6th. Later in the ski race he qualified 6th in the heat, followed by a 5th in the semi and 10th in the final. Likewise in the iron-man Dave came in 10th.

The quality of the competition can be seen from entrants such as former Australian Iron-man champion Guy Andrews winning the 45-49 Male iron-man and Grant Kenny winning the 55-59 Male iron-man events.