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2019 Mollymook Surf Club Presentation

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Mollymook Surf Club Presentation: Season 2018 – 2019

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President Rod Austin officiating at the Mollymook Surf Club Auditorium, venue for the 2019 Presentation Evening

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Saturday evening June 1 saw the Mollymook surf club auditorium packed for their annual presentation evening. Awards included: Surf Rescue Certificates, Bronze Medallions, IRB Crew, Silver Medallion for Beach Management, Advance Rescue, Rescue Watercraft Operators, Assessors awards.

Awards for ‘Senior Lifesavers of the Year’ went to Dave Johnson and Stacey Wilesmith whilst ‘Patrol Service Awards’ were as follows: George Kolek: 40 years of 100% Patrol Service, Dave Burke: 30 years of 100% Patrol Service, Kevin Whitford:  25 years of 100% Patrol Service, Les O’Sullivan:  20 years of 100% Patrol Service, with National Medals to Tony Ireland, Annette Chapman, Bruce O’Sullivan and Sue Whitford.

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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.
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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.

2019 NSW State Surf Titles Update

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Some Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Row Boats

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The Mollymook Ladies getting smashed by a vicious shore break

 

2019 South Coast surf titles at Mollymook

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2019 South Coast Branch surf titles held at Mollymook Beach

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Above: Ellie Beecham, Narooma and Sammy Zustovich, Mollymook  winning GOLD in their respective Flags Final.

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Mollymook Athletes Excel at the South Coast Branch Surf Titles

The South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving titles were held at Mollymook Beach this past Saturday February 16, 2019. Branch clubs include: Warilla-Barrack Point, Shellharbour, Kiama Downs, Kiama, Gerringong, Shoalhaven Heads, Nowra-Culburra, Sussex Inlet and Mollymook.

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Scroll down for Mollymook competitor results.

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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.

(Images from Facebook, photographer unknown)

 

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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