On Sunday the 12th of June Lennox All Girls Surfriders Club hosted our annual Ma Bendall/Phyllis O’Donnell Memorial Inter Club Tag Team event.
The event was held at Lennox beach and is an all girls event that celebrates women’s surfing and promotes friendship and comradery.
This year the Lennox All Girls Surfriders competed against the Mid North Coast All Girls Surfriders.
The memorial shield was created to honour two Pioneers of women’s surfing in Australia, Ma Bendall and Phyllis O’Donnell.
Tag team events have a different format to other surf competitions, you surf in a team of 5, each team member has to surf one ‘good’ wave, then must exit the water and tag the next team member, the last member of the team must finish within the allocated time limit.
Both Lennox All Girls and the Mid North Coast Surfriders had three teams competing for the shield this year, so we ran three rounds of 55 minutes each.
The waves were in the 3ft range, with the odd slightly bigger set coming through as the day progressed.
We were lucky to have favourable winds for most of the morning, however we were not so lucky with the rain!!
I am pleased to say that whilst most of us were very damp, to say the least, the rain did nothing to dampen the spirit of the day with everyone having an absolute ball throughout the morning, cheering each surfer in the water on no matter what team you were supporting.
There was some great surfing showcased by both teams, throughout all of the divisions, it was great to see everyone pushing the boundaries, supporting each other and it was also a great opportunity for the more experienced girls to pass on knowledge to the less experienced.
It was awesome to surf in a team situation for a change with other girls in the club of varying degrees of ability.
I am stoked to announce that the Lennox All Girls Surfriders won the memorial shield again this year and it will be back on display at Club Lennox for another year.
The vibe of the morning was enhanced by the Ballina Jet Boat Rescue crew of Eve Clare, Joe O’Connor, Duncan Hope, Mark Puglisi and Garry Meredith.
This amazing volunteer community group was on hand for the entire event providing us with skilled and trained jet ski operators in the lineup and paramedics on the beach.
It was truly reassuring to have the jet ski in the water whilst out surfing, especially with all the men in the grey suit sightings of late.
Your community support and your support at the Lennox All Girls club rounds and other local board riders clubs is invaluable and it was great to be able to do a little well deserved fundraising for such an awesome team of people.
A massive thank you from both the Lennox All Girls and the Mid North Coast clubs for your support throughout the Inter club event.
Thanks also to our event organisers, judges, beach marshals, club captains and of course to the ladies who did a fabulous job serving up the food to many hungry surfers after the event.
Lastly we must thank the Mid North Coast All GIrls Surfriders for their team spirit and commitment in making it up the coast to compete, without you this day could not happen!
We look forward to next years challenge already!!
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All Girls Surfriders 2016 set off in February and amazingly for the first time in 5 years we managed to surf our first club round!
Welcome to all the new members and existing members – looking forwards to an exciting , inspiring and excellent year of surfing –
After a sunshine surf filled summer break ~ We are now back on board !~ Ready to start 2015!
Please download attached Membership Form and Calendar for 2015 – Or just come and pick one up at sign on .
ALL GIRLS SURFRIDERS LENNOX HEAD SIGN ON DAY
February 8th 2015. 8.30 am – 10.30 am-
Meet at the beach just south of Lennox Point Hotel for sign on.
The perfect place to improve your skills and meet other girls who love surfing. Division include – Opens,Longboards,U13,U18,Over 35 and Senior Beginner.
Georgia 0421640034 / Berenice 0413814708 for more info.
Look forwards to seeing you in the waves .
All Girls Campout @ Arrawarra Spot X –
We are pretty much as lucky as it gets here on the North Coast- when it comes to looking at options for a surf camp .
After much discussion we decided Arrawarra is the go for this year.
The beach has a long point break that is often un crowded and easily rivals The Pass. The Long Board Crew are gonna be able to finally have some decent length of rides to show their skills off.
To book camp out please call Dan @ Spot X and let him know you are with the All Girls Crew.
We will be there from Friday through to Sunday . We will hold our club round on Sunday morning as usual sign on by 6.50 am for a 7 am start.
There are heaps of options for camping.
The options are:
Villa – $138 (Per couple)
Cabins – $90 (Per couple)
Power Sites – $33 (Per Couple)
Un powered Sites – $25 (Per couple)
Additional Adults – $10
Additional Kids under 16 – $6
Teepee’s – $20 per bed per night (4 Beds) – Total $80 per teepee
Please contact them directly to book in and ask for Dan / Bear , let them know you are part of the All Girls Crew.
P: 02 66 491 404
M: 0417 755 778
Can you let us know Via Email if you are coming to campout-
We will run coaching on Saturday but again this depends on numbers so we need to know this by Monday 12th May in order to book. It is also fine if you only camp on one night . Feel free to use the Facebook group to connect and share cabins etc / rides etc.
Fri – Camp Out , Relax .
Sat – Coaching TBC , games, prizes ,
join together for an evening BBQ , BYO meat etc and we will provide a few salads. If anyone can bring a plate to share that would be awesome.
Sat night Surf Movie Under the Stars!
Sunday – Club round!
Well our final club round of the year is coming up quickly –
This is it girls, the time to use all the skills you have picked up , all the hardcore surf training you have done in challenging conditions, all the ideas you have in your head about how to turn the board more definitively , more smoothly , the bigger waves , the greener waves, the faster waves, PUT IT ALL TOGETHER —
And show the judges what you know you can do !