Mollymook News

editor Ken Banks

Mollymook news,Mollymook,news,Milton,Ulladulla

Mollymook Surf Club

2018 Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic

.

Mollymook Beach Waterfront,Mollymook Ocean swimmers,Mollymook Surf Club,2018 mollymook ocean swim

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. 

Click on the link: Mollymook Surf Club Facebook page.  See side bar menu and choose Photos. (See the Album for the 269 images posted)

Final Day at the NSW Surf Titles

.

The Mollymook A Reserve Ladies Boat Crew win BRONZE

.

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook,mollymook surf club,2018 NSW Titles,mollymook beach waterfront

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

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook,mollymook surf club,2018 NSW Titles,mollymook beach waterfront

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

.

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

***********************************

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

.

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

.

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook,mollymook surf club,2018 NSW Titles

Mollymook ‘Squid Jigs’ Ladies Surf Boat Crew

.

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 Surf Titles, Day 3, Masters Surf Boats

.

The Mollymook Ocean Swimmers, Ladies Boat Crew. SILVER

.

 

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach Waterfront,mollymook,mollymook surf club,2018 NSW Titles

Precision Start following the starters gun.

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach Waterfront,mollymook,mollymook surf club,2018 NSW Titles

Negotiating the waves on the way out

.

NSW State Surf Titles. Day 3 – Masters Boat Racing

With a southerly wind blowing the surf had risen noticeably in comparison to the previous days. Day 3’s main focus was on the Surf Boat Racing by the ‘masters’ boat crews, male and female. The big surf resulted in a bit of carnage with the strong competition. 

The 180 Female swimmers crew of Simone Scott, Monica Mudge, Tracy Holt and Charyl Garin were swept by veteran Garth Brooks. They demonstrated enormous courage in the big surf conditions and rowed exceptionally well to gain a Silver medal in tough competition. 

Click on images to enlarge

NSW State Surf Life Saving Titles

.

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

.

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook,mollymook surf club,2018 NSW Titles

Tony Ireland Mollymook, GOLD in the Surf Tube rescue race

.

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.

Moni and Marlene – weekend update

.

Clean Up Australia Day at Mollymook Beach

.

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook,clean up Australia day

The Nippers give the ‘Thumbs Down’ for all the rubbish collected on Clean up Australia Day. (Moni’s Facebook page report)

.

Clean up Australia Day

Moni thanked all the volunteers for their efforts on the Clean up Australia Day undertaken at Mollymook Beach on the weekend and a special thanks to all the Nippers, Mollymook Ocean Swimmers, Mollymook Surf Club members and local community members – Clean Up Australia Day!! What a fantastic start to our partnership with the TAKE 3 SLSC Project! Gauging from the reactions and enthusiasm from the kids and club members today, I feel this will be the first of many. Lovely to see our members protecting where we play.

NSW Country Surf Titles – Updates

.

Mollymook enjoyed some great results at the N.S.W. Country Surf Titles

.

NSW Country Surf Titles,mollymook surf club,mollymook beach,mollymook ocean swimmers

Mollymook U/19 Female Crew: GOLD  (17 year old girls competing in their 1st carnival)

.

Some great stories emerged from the NSW Country Surf Titles but perhaps nothing more inspirational than the four Mollymook teenagers rowing at their first carnival who out rowed crews more senior than themselves to claim GOLD in the Under 19 female boat race. The teenagers consist of Eliza Green, Mia Garin, Kyla Wall and Chloe Scott. They row under the super competent coach and mentor Marty Drysdale. 

Mollymook Surf Boat Christened Rodney Austin OAM

.

New Surf Boat at Mollymook Christened – Rodney Austin OAM

.

mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club,Rodney Austin O.A.M.

The Rod Austin OAM Surf Boat

Samantha Crockett reports on today’s event: 

A very special morning on the beach, blessing Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club’s new surf boat, aptly named after our club’s President, the‘Rodney Austin O.A.M.’ What a gentleman, legend, role model and asset to our club.

Such a wonderful turn out from club members near and far. So lovely to see some of our Nippers witnessing the fraternity that this club is, friendship, family and respect for its long serving members, right through to life members.

Special thank you to the Butler duo who performed a beautiful indigenous blessing of the new boat to ensure the safety of the club’s rowers whilst competing and out to sea. Much respect.

Thank you Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley for taking some time out of your Sunday to share in the event and show your support.

And lastly to the sponsor of the boat, Holiday Haven Resort’s. Thank you for all of your support. I’m sure there will be many medals won for our club in our new boat thanks to your generosity.

Mollymook Enjoys a ‘Whale of a Time’

.

A ‘Whale of a Time’ this past Monday at Mollymook

.

Mollymook surf club,mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,whales,mollymook

Rod Austin OAM (Pic credit: Kim M.)

Mollymook surf club,mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,whales,mollymook

The Great Maestro – Raymondo (Pic credit: John L.)

.

Queens Birthday honours, an ‘Order of Australia’ medal was bestowed on Mollymook Surf Club President Rodney Austin this past Monday. Rod has performed beach patrols for 50 years having joined the club in 1967. Word has it that he has never missed a patrol, even when serving ‘National Service’ he was able to make it back to Mollymook to fulfil his beach obligations.

The Great Maestro – ‘Raymondo’ played to a packed house this past Monday afternoon at the ‘Star Entertainment’ centre. It is understood guests present were from afar a field as Balmoral in Sydney and the nations capital Canberra, who all enjoyed this distinguished violinist playing some Irish classics.

2017 Mollymook Annual Presentation

.

2017 Mollymook Surf Club Annual Presentation

.

Mollymook surf club,mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach

Mollymook Surf club Management Committee

Mollymook surf club,mollymook ocean swimmers,mollymook beach

2017 Australian Champions

.

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 Ocean Swim 2017

.

Mollymook ocean swim 2017,Mollymook ocean swimmers,Mollymook Beach,Mollymook Surf Club

Mollymook Ocean Swim took place in idyllic conditions on Saturday April 8, 2017

.

Mollymook Ocean Swim

Mike and Julie reported that Saturday April 8 was an absolutely beautiful morning with a gentle 2-3 foot swell rolling in for the annual Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic. The water at the start was crystal clear. A short sprint, a few small waves to negotiate then into the blue water.

Awesome results from the local molly swimmers with Gary Jenner and Helen Gray winning their age divisions with great swims…congratulations!!!! The rest of the Mollymook contingent were indescribably brilliant on the day filling all sorts of non-consequential finishing positions…..but all finished !!

Volunteers stepped up again in a big way from water & watermelon tents, timing, BBQ, water safety, etc etc…and a massive well done to Rossco on a successful day.

About 200 competitors took to the water and the winning times were very fast indeed. Ken Banks alter ego (Stand in photographer Julie, replete with striped shirt) had to sprint back down the beach just to get to the finishing line before the winner Jarrod Poort tore up the beach to win. The Women’s winner was Lily O Sullivan in a fantastic time.

Preliminary race results via ‘Multi-sport Australia’. To view the results click on the link ‘Mollymook Ocean Race Results

Sponsors. Roscoe made special mention of the tremendous response they had received from so many sponsors with a special thanks to the Ulladulla Ex-Servo’s club for their on-going support.

A fantastic day had by all.

Ocean Swimmers represent Mollymook Surf Club at Country Titles

.

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers strut their stuff at the NSW Country Surf Titles

.

Mollymook surf club,NSW country surf championships,mollymook swimmers,mollymook,Ladies Masters Boat Crew,bad habits

Big D shows fellow competitors a ‘clean pair of heels‘, O/40’s Board Race

Mollymook surf club,NSW country surf championships,mollymook swimmers,mollymook,Ladies Masters Boat Crew,bad habits

Mollymook Ladies boat crew named – “Bad Habits’

.

Highlights a many, as the Mollymook Ocean swimmers represent the Mollymook Surf Club at the NSW Country surf championships / Surf Titles at South West Rocks. Big D was all nerves until the starter fired his gun and AWAY he went. I think he surprised himself at how well he went. Then there were our four beauty queens who row a boat in their spare time. In almost every race they were ‘slow out of the blocks’ giving their opposition a big advantage, however ‘youth prevailed’ and our ladies would mow them down one by one. Either the sweep got angry or they have awesome character. (Nothing harder than coming from behind in most races).

Showcasing Mollymook Beach

.

Dolphin out paces the Mollymook Surf Club Ladies Boat Crew

.

Mollymook swimmers,dolphin,mollymook beach,mollymook surf club,mollymook

Lenny calls out “Row faster” as the Dolphin out paces the Surf Boat

Mollymook swimmers,dolphin,mollymook beach,mollymook surf club,mollymook

Save the Date – Mollymook Annual Ocean Swim 2017

.

Mollymook on show

Dolphins, ocean swimmers, ocean ski paddlers, Mollymook outriggers, the Mollymook Ladies Vet surf boat crew and the emergence of a third ocean swim group who follow on from the 6.30 am group and the later 7.00 am group.  This third group set off at 8.00 am daily from the surf club to sooky’s corner and return. (Eligibility for joining the 3rd group: You either need to be a former Olympian or boatie)

Blue Bottle Invasion on coastal beaches

.

The blue bottles are coming, but what exactly are these creatures?

Author: Lisa-ann Gershwin, Research scientist, CSIRO     (Article courtesy of Graeme C. who thought the swimmers may be interested)

Mollymook surf club,blue bottles,ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook

Blue bottle in the water

Mollymook surf club,blue bottles,ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook

Blue bottle washed up on Mollymook Beach

.

Blue bottles have been washing up on our coastal beaches by the bucket loads recently. With their annual arrival, many questions and myths about these creatures seem to be drifting around as well.

What exactly are blue bottles? Do you really pee on their stings? How do you keep a day at the beach from turning into a real pain?

Mollymook Boat Carnival surprise result

.

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

.

Mollymook surf club,mollymook boat carnival,ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook

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

Mollymook surf club,mollymook boat carnival,ocean swimmers,mollymook beach,mollymook

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

.

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.