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Mollymook Surf Club events

Spectacular Surf Boat Carnival at Narooma

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Carnage at the Narooma Surf Boat Carnival

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Tathra Ladies Boat crew

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Broulee Boat crew

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The recent Narooma Surf Boat Carnival became quite spectacular with a sand bar bringing boats to there grief.

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Travel – Blessing of Fleet, – Surf Boats

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Chris and Sue head off around Australia.

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Bon voyage Chris and Sue, Australia here we come.

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Sue buys Chris a tee shirt for their travels

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A memorable weekend saw the crowning of Ulladulla’s ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ Princess, Chris and Sue leave on their round Australia holiday and Mollymook reign supreme in the final round of the Warilla Bowls Surf Boat series held at Shellharbour.

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Final Day at the NSW Surf Titles

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The Mollymook A Reserve Ladies Boat Crew win BRONZE

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ELATION. Tessa Lofts, Ebony Murray, Amy Pollard, Gemma Smith and sweep Marty Drysdale

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The aptly named ‘Squid Jigs’ and the treacherous sand bar they had to contend with.

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The Mollymook ‘Squid Jigs’ Ladies A Reserve boat crew were one of the headline acts yesterday and today they rose to the highest level, progressing through the quarter and semi finals to compete in the Grand Final. They rowed their hearts out to finish a dead heat for the BRONZE medal. The ‘Squid Jigs’ crew consists of Tessa Lofts, Ebony Murray, Amy Pollard, Gemma Smith and they are swept by Marty Drysdale.           Click on photos to enlarge

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Day 4. N.S.W. Surf Titles – Swansea Belmont Beach

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Action Shots on the Mollymook ‘Squid Jigs’ Ladies Boat Crew as they powered their way through this massive surf.

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Mollymook ‘Squid Jigs’ Ladies Surf Boat Crew

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A special mention must be made of the gutsy and memorable performance by our ‘Squid Jigs’ Female Reserve grade boat crew. The crew consists of Tessa Harris, Ebony Murray, Amy Pollard, Gemma Smith and sweep Marty Drysdale. 

NSW State Surf Life Saving Titles

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2018 N.S.W. State Surf Life Saving Titles – Masters Events

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Tony Ireland Mollymook, GOLD in the Surf Tube rescue race

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The N.S.W. Surf Life Saving Championships is currently underway at the Swansea – Belmont Beach. The ‘MASTERS’ category of events were contested on Wednesday and Thursday in average ‘choppy’ surf conditions, albeit in a very competitive environment that included ex-Olympians. Mollymook surf club was represented by Tony Ireland, Paul Burton and Ed Mcartney.

2017 Mollymook Annual Presentation

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2017 Mollymook Surf Club Annual Presentation

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Mollymook Surf club Management Committee

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2017 Australian Champions

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The 2017 Surf Club Presentation night was a huge success with a star studded cast being recognised with a multitude of awards.

Highlights included: Boys U/15 relay team with Gold at State and National titles, 260 Masters boat crew Gold & Tony Ireland Gold in the master surf tube race, both at Nationals. Rod Austin was acknowledged for 50 years patrol service and long service awards also went to Kevin and Sue Whitford, John Patterson, Keith Claxton, Mick Bond, Wendy Austin and Ivan Johnson. Tony Ireland was ‘Club Person’ of the year, Eadan Burton Junior Club person of the year, Chloe Scott junior champion competitor, with Mal Dowler the ‘Quiet achiever’ award.

Champion patrol to No 14 patrol captained by Dave Johnson and Patrol person of the year to Leonie Hicks.

As a club Mollymook received a plaque from Surf Life Saving NSW for ‘Champion Country Surf Club’ at the NSW Titles.

It was night reflective of a GREAT surf club. Rod thanked the organisers for this wonderful evening with numerous photos attached, compliments of photographer extraordinaire Kim Matthews.

Mollymook Surf Club – IRB Championships

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Mollymook Surf Club – Host Round 2 of the NSW IRB Championships

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Crews having to navigate testing conditions at Mollymook for round 2 of the IRB Championships

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Mollymook hosted round 2 of the NSW IRB Championships over the weekend. Officials postponed the event during the second day with round 2 finals to be conducted in conjunction with round 3. Once again Mollymook surf club demonstrated its expertise in the organisation of such events albeit having no control over the prevailing weather conditions.

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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.

Mollymook Boat Carnival surprise result

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A ‘Brexit’, ‘Trump’ moment experienced at Mollymook on the NSW South Coast

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Mollymook Female Vets crew, cruise past the men’s vet crew

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Mollymook Female Vet’s with their winners cheque (Moni Facebook pic)

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The unexpected happened in the sleepy NSW South Coast village of Mollymook.

A massive upset occurred at the Mollymook Boat carnival.

Approximately 80 boat crews assembled at Mollymook on this lovely spring day with a decent surf rolling. Expectations were high for the experienced Mollymook Male Vets boat crew to do exceptionally well if not win their division, especially when the punters took into effect the number of times this Male Vets crew had won medals at the NSW State and National Championships.

No-one expected a ‘Brexit’ / ‘Trump’ moment (when the totally unexpected happens) at this boat carnival. However against all odds the Mollymook Ladies Vet crew pulled off the nigh impossible. They drew the toughest heat of five crews that included the all conquering Mollymook Male Vets. Getting off to a reasonably even start the Mollymook Male Vets crew turned for home at the cans slightly ahead of the female crew. Under pressure, the male crew climbed onto a wave that would have given them a clear edge, only to come unstuck big time and see the female crew cruise on by.

Mollymook Boat Carnival & Ocean Swimmers

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Glorious weather for the Mollymook boat carnival

2014 South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving Club Championships

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2014 South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving Club Championships

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In idyllic weather, Kiama Surf Club hosted the 2014 South Coast Branch SLSC Championships on the weekend of February 1 & 2.

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Participating clubs included included Warilla-Barrack Point, Shellharbour, Kiama Downs, Kiama, Shoalhaven Heads, Nowra-Culburra and Mollymook.

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Thanks to the season long coaching by Tony Ireland and Paul Burton, the Mollymook competitors put in exceptional performances against the strong competition provided primarily by the points score winning club Warilla-Barrack Point Surf Club.

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Continue reading to view images of the many medal winning Mollymook competitors.

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2014 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships

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2014 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships

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Thousands of people descended upon Mollymook Beach for the 2014 NSW Country Surf Championships held January 17, 18 & 19, 2014.

The weather was magnificent, the beach in immaculate condition and the 1500 odd competitors primed for their events with clubs traveling from as far a field as Cudgen on the NSW North Coast.

Clubs such as Mollymook, Byron Bay, Sawtell and Warilla Barrack Point had in excess of 80 competitors per club including nippers, U15, U17, U19, Open and Masters competitors.

The Mollymook Surf Club renovations completed in November provided for a great facility as did the natural amp i-theatre style embankment for viewing the events.

The final overall Club Point Score is as follows: 1.) Byron Bay SLSC – 882.5  2.) Warilla Barrack Point SLSC – 665.5  3.) Cudgen Headland SLSC – 556  4.) Shellharbour SLSC – 462  5.) Coffs Harbour SLSC – 297  6.) Tacking Point SLSC – 295  7.) Sawtell SLSC Inc – 262  8.) Port Macquarie SLSC – 256.5  9.) Mollymook SLSC – 220.5  10.) Broulee Surfers SLSC – 147

All results are available  on the NSW SLSC web site

 

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