2018 Bells Beach Surf Film Festival
The worlds best surf films over 4 nights.
Wednesday the 3rd - Saturday 6th January 2018
Australian National Surfing Museum
77 Beach Road, Torquay (8:00pm start)
It’s probably fair to say that October’s aggregate comp was as much about the technology as the waves.
Yes there was swell, but the other factors were slightly less than perfect…and it was bloody cold for October. It seems like winter just won’t go away.
Winter Classic 2017
The Surfcoast Longboarders Winter Classic delivered a weekend of clean waves and spirited competition with a huge dollop of fun – and all in a good cause.
Surfers from both the east and west coast joined in the annual event that aims to make the most of Victoria’s mid-winter conditions and raise money for a local charity.
click the link to read more: Winter Classic 2017
Crisp is the word that probably best sums up conditions that greeted surfers for Saturday’s July aggregate competition.
When I backed out of the garage at home the temperature gauge, was showing 13 degrees, but by the time I reached Possos it had shed 12 of them and, no doubt, would have continued heading south if I hadn’t turned the engine off.
The June round of the aggregate competition proved to be another successful outing that looked slightly iffy to begin with.
Early conditions raised the prospect of a move to Drainos.
But once again contest director Laney, the Svengali of surf, conjured up a round of clean waves and all-day offshores, although he failed with the weather somewhat as the forecast sunshine gave way to chilly and damp conditions.
But as the saying goes - there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. Read More.
Saturday’s May competition defied the odds and provided some challenges for what was a very well supported event.
Surfers were greeted by a beautiful morning with light offshores, but the forecast looked a little ominous with an increase in swell predicted during the day as well as a change in wind direction and strength.
In the end, despite a couple of passing squalls, the wind remained mostly offshore almost to the end even if the forecast swell failed to arrive. Read more.
The forecast was big and wild, and there was some doubt whether we would run or not, but thanks to some good thinking by our ever reliable contest director, Laney, everyone got a great surf in beautiful offshore conditions at our April comp. That thinking included a call for early registrations, via email a few days before (now to be a regular thing), and a limit of one division per person so we could get through the program before the storm hit. It worked, so well done all!
Most importantly, we had the opportunity to present a cheque ($2,080.80) to Bethany from the proceeds of WWOW. A great outcome from another terrific day to a really important family service in our region. Read more.
Wild Women on Water 2017
Hello darlings. The Wild Women on Water (WWOW) event is fast approaching, I hope you've diarised Saturday 4th March for more fun-n-madness.
The WWOW17 entry form is ready for you. Don't be a goose, get your homework in early. Spot prizes for the first 25 entries!!!!!! Excitement:
Wild Women On Water 2017 entry form
1. download & print
2. fill out, sign pg 2 & EFT entry $
3. print & photo/ scan
4. email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. become an instant surfing legend
Oh the memories...... https://vimeo.com/157834496
Comp one starts with a bang and finishes with a whimper!
Our first comp of the year got under way on Saturday 4 Feb with near perfect offshore 2-3 foot peelers, a light offshore breeze and a magic sunrise. It was busier than the Woolies car park in January with 53 competitors and 27 heats run. The last of us drove away after 6.00 pm!!! Read more.
Welcome to 2017!
It's only 2 weeks to our 2017 club competition season begins on Saturday 4 February! As usual, assemble at Point Impossible at 7.00 am to help set up and get things off to a great start. That also means that your 2017 membership is now due. Access the form via the link below and you can pay via direct debit, cheque or cash on the day. See you there!
SCLBC 2016 Membership Form.
2017 Events Calendar
Surfing Australia's Monster Raffle has returned.
Surfing Australia and their sponsors are once again offering a very easy and unique funding opportunity for our club.
$4.40 out of each $5.00 ticket sold goes directly to our club!!!!!
Click the link below for more infomation.
Surfing Australia's Monster Raffle