Mollymook SLSC Hosts Day 3 of the Australian IRB Championships.
Day 3 of the Australian IRB Championships were held at Mollymook, today Saturday July 23. Once again we were entertained by some of the best IRB operators in all of Australia.
Today’s program included the qtrs., finals, semi-finals and finals in the:
U23 Female Mass rescue and U23 Male Mass rescue.
Masters Female Mass rescue and Masters Male Mass rescue.
U23 Female Rescue and U23 Male Rescue.
Masters Female Rescue and Masters Male Rescue.
Official results for the Male and Female events are listed on the SLS Australia web page, https://sls.com.au/ and their Facebook site: slsaustralia
A selection of today’s pics are attached, they include a winner with a huge smile. It was another memorable day of V8 racing in the ocean.
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Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News, Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla and Mollymook Ocean Swimmers
HIGHLIGHTS from the final surf carnival for the 2019-2020 season
17 yr old Sammy Zustovich Mollymook Surf Club wins the Open Beach Flags
A highlight that must rank with the best for the entire 2020 NSW SLS titles was the win by young 17 year old Sammy Zustovich competing in the Open Beach Flags. He led all the way but the win didn’t come easy, take a close look at the 2nd placed competitor. Besides being a champion athlete, Sammy is mature beyond his years and a wonderful role model for our younger athletes.
Prior to this above pinnacle of all beach events, Sammy had won GOLD in the U/19 Beach Sprint and GOLD in the U/19 Beach Flags.
Photos throughout courtesy of Ken Banks, Daniel Danuser and Richard Black members of the NSW SLSA media team.
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Mollymook Surf Club Presentation: Season 2018 – 2019
President Rod Austin officiating at the Mollymook Surf Club Auditorium, venue for the 2019 Presentation Evening
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.
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
GOLD, GOLD, SILVER, SILVER & SILVER to the Mollymook Surf Club athletes.
Mollymook’s medal winners celebrate their success in the beach Flags events
U/17 Male: GOLD medal to Sammy Zustovich and SILVER medal to Jack Bridges
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.
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.
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.
GOLD, Sammy Zustovich, Mollymook Surf Club – U/17 Beach Sprint, BEST in AUSTRALIA.
(140 entries in U/17 Male Beach Sprint).
U/17 Male GOLD MEDAL, Sammy Zustovich, Mollymook Surf Club.
U/19 Female SILVER MEDAL, Payton Williams, Mollymook Surf Club
2019 Aussie Surf Titles on the Qld. Gold Coast attracted 6500 competitors from over 200 clubs throughout Australia.
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.
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 .
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.
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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Dani Holt, Mollymook. Her first race at the Aussie Surf Titles. A BIG Surf had arrived overnight.
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.
Mollymook 200 years Male crew: 5th in the Final
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 Championships – MASTERS Competition, Days 1 & 2.
Coogee Competitor winning the 30-35 years Female Flags
Above is an example of the skill evident among the MASTERS competitors at the NSW Surf Championships being held at Swansea-Belmont’s, Blacksmiths Beach. In very tough competition Mollymook competitors made numerous finals and were reward with Bronze medals in the 2 km Beach Run and the Ski Relay.
2018 Mollymook Ocean Swim Group (Photo shoot: Raymondo AWL)
The 2018 Mollymook Ocean swim was conducted in idyllic swimming conditions. 170 swimmers contested the 2.2 km main event. The overall male winner was Cormac Guthrie in a time of 24 min 22 sec whilst the first female home was Jordan White in a time of 25 min 42 sec.
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