Despite the lack of surfable conditions we still had a great turnout for the first gathering of the year for the Surfcoast Longboarders Club. Bud fired up the barbeque and old members welcomed the new ones. In particular, it was exciting to see some new juniors joining us this year.
Contest director Laney explained how judging works to the newbies and how the new priority system will work under contest conditions. This is currently being used at State and National levels and is working well so will be integrated into our club events this year.
Live Heats, a new software that was trialled end of 2017 has allowed efficiency with scheduling the heat draws and competitors and supporters can follow the action live on their phones. This will continue to be used, so competitors need to sign up with Live Heats and register by 5pm the Thursday before comp day. Reminders and links will be provided via email and Facebook.
Despite the 1 foot of onshore chop, we all had the chance to drool over Gus’s new board, won in the annual board draw and shaped to perfection by Greg Brown. Some lucky winner will have the chance this year too but we look forward to seeing Gus shred on this one over the coming months.
Things to look forward to in coming months include;