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Monthly Archives: August 2019

And the Rain tumbled down – Mollymook Beach

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The rain didn’t deter these tough Mollymook Ocean Swimmers – 50 ml (2 inches)

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Inside out of the rain, next to the gas heater enjoying a well earned coffee

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Following no worthwhile rain in months, the heavens opened during the night and down came two inches of rain. Still raining in the morning, these tough ocean swimmers braved the elements to enjoy their morning exercise followed by a well earned coffee / cup of tea. Appreciating the idyllic lifestyle enjoyed here in Mollymook, talk soon turned to the rich and famous.

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Surfers Unite for Suicide Awareness

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Former Pro-Circuit Surfers Unite to Raise Awareness about Suicide

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This past Saturday August 24, a group of former pro-circuit surfers visited Ulladulla in an endeavour to raise awareness in our local community about suicide. The event organiser was Kurt Nyholm of Akwa Surf shop assisted by Garth Dickenson on behalf of the Ulladulla Board riders club. The surf activity was a tag team event featuring some of the great former Australian surfers and a few young locals who each demonstrated their incredible board handling skills. The event was well attended and much appreciated by the local community.

Held in glorious sunshine with a beautiful surf break operating at the ‘Golf Course’ surfing reef. The surfers thrilled the crowd of onlookers who responded, hand clapping some of their exceptional exploits on the waves.

At the conclusion of the tag team events, surfers young and old packed the Bannister’s Pavilion Hotel entertaining deck, listening to heart felt messages whereby some retired surfers shared their real life experiences dealing with anxiety, depression and even attempted suicide as they struggled to adapt to life after their touring days had ended. When Garth gave his heartfelt real life experience of almost ending his own life, Kurt mentioned “there was hardly a dry eye in the audience”. 

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Adios Claire and Bon Voyage

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The Mollymook Ocean Swimmers say ‘Adios Claire and Bon Voyage’

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers with Claire at her send off

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Lovely people are always welcomed by the Mollymook Ocean Swimmers. Such was the case with young Claire who hails from West Berlin in Germany. Having completed her work commitments caring for some young Aussie kids in her ‘gap’ year between high school and Uni studies, she now plans to travel with some girl friends up the east coast to Cairns, then across to Darwin and hopefully spend some time exploring the Kimberleys in W.A. A precious young lady who only learnt to swim freestyle back in March 2019 and then competed in the April 2019 Mollymook Ocean Swim. 

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