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Good Vibrations RESULTS
  •  OPEN MENS DIVISION
 Kite Surfing          
1.James Carew
2.Jack Bailey
3.James Ropner                 USA
Wave Sailing
1.Dean Hendrie                    Bonnel’s Bay
2.Angus McMillan              Wollongong
3.Sam Green
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) SURFING
1.Kai Bates                          Ulladulla
2.Harry Maskell
3.Dylan Henry
  • OPEN WOMENSDIVISION  
 Kite Surfing 
1.Peri Roberts                             Newcastle
2.Michel Blinkhorn                     Byron Bay
3.Colen Carrol               Hood River USA
Wave Sailing
1.Cheryl Cater                             Ulladulla
2.Kayleigh Brown                        Scotland
3.Carolyn Nugent                        Tathra
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) SURFING
1.Brissa Malaga                                    Peru
2.Kellyt Whitehouse                   Minnie Water
3.Angela Crawford                                                             
  • JUNIOR (under 18) DIVISION
Kite Surfing  
1.Charlie Wise                             WA
2.Beau Blake                              Sunshine Coast
3. Aaron Kenny              
Wave Sailing
1.James Fink
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) SURFING
1.Josh Stretton                       Boat Harbour
2.Harrison Kane
3.Marshall Kane
  • MASTERS DIVISION
 Kite Surfing  
1.Lee Kavanagh                                    Old Bar 
2.Ben Williams                            Queenscliff
3.Rob Kidnie
Wave Sailing
1.Adrian Levy                                    Cronulla
2.Matt Ruthven                            Broken Head
3.Ben Johnson                                     Maroubra
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) SURFING
1.Roger Saunders                       Minnie Waters
2.Andy Davies                              Sydney
3.Mick Slattery
  • GRAND MASTERS  DIVISION
Kite Surfing 
1.Brad Hampson                                   Cronulla
2.Glen Brunette                             Broadwater
3.Jeff Steele
Wave Sailing
1.Warren Holder                                   Kiama
2.Jason Cater                                       Ulladulla
3.Oliver Barta                                    Gold Coast
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) SURFING
1.Marty Carter
2.Warwick Lee
3.Scott McKercher                              WA
  • OVER 45's LADIES DIVISION
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) SURFING
1.Melissa McMannus                   Wollomia
2.Madelaine Rayner
3.Jean Ringrose                          Melbourne
 
 
 

Merimbula Sailboard Club presents

Good, good, good Vibrations

Thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Merimbula Classic a breezy bit of fun.
A huge high pressure system has settled out in the Tasman Sea and laid out its beach towel, lathered on the sunscreen, and has now fallen fast asleep.
We’ve had solid gusty NE winds for well over a week now.
The only problem is that the swell has also fallen asleep, and so waves are pretty scratchy.
But, that said, there was no way it was gonna’ stop 200 waterlovin’ dudes from getting wet.  It was certainly windy enough to get out there and give it a shot and try to win a wonderful prize.
Huge thanks to the sponsors who give so generously, and we should definitely all reciprocate by buying their products. Xmas is coming. Pick up a gift and pretend it’s from Santa.

Friday night was a food and beer scene, with the Pambula Beach Garage Band playing great rock’n-roll, and assorted visitors joined in for the jam. If you’re wondering what the Friday night flash-dance was all about… it was a celebration to show our appreciation to John Smythe… contest director for 37 years. Good old Joffa bought 150 Tshirts for the dancers to wear, so thanks ‘bro. See it here
The Saturday Night Party was amazing. Beach-bums rockin’ it out to the great music from The Figmentz is a very cool sight to see. You’ll find photos of a variety of colourful characters strutting their stuff on facebook and instagram #merimbulasailboardclub
The theme this year was “Good Vibrations” (as in The Beach Boys song) and that worked very well. Lots of hugs and kisses and high-fives energised the event.
Next year the theme will be “Staying Alive” from Saturday Night Fever… so we’ll all be keen to try to stay alive if Joffa brings up his Ford Thunderbird and does burn-outs in the car park dressed up in a white satin suit like John Travolta.
Thanks to the Merimbula Sailboard Club members. Everyone was amazing AGAIN. They all reckon they’re  “staying alive” just so the club won’t collapse if we all get too  bloody old to remember the date for next year’s event. Thurs 22nd – Sunday 25th November 2018
Thanks to everybody for coming along and enjoying the fun. The people in Merimbula love to see this colourful event with everyone shootin’ the breeze.
Upload and tag your photos with #merimbulasailboardclub and #merimbulaclassic. Action shots, party pics,  general scenes around the event are all welcome

SPECIAL AWARDS
This year's special awards were given to those who really shone in their sport in their achievements, their efforts and their contribution to the success of the event as a whole.
 Ben Wilson Kite week and Namotu Island prize (The BW kiter of the  future)
 Peri Roberts                       Newcastle 
THE Gary McKenzie-Smith Award  
Ashley Brunette                 Broadwater 
Algie up & comer award
 Louie Pantelic                    Mossy Point     
 Philthy Phil Award
Bernd Roediger                          Hawaii
Big Wave Dave/Horizon Big Air Awar      Clayton Kane
LOCAL AWARDS
 Kite Surfing     Peter O’Keefe              
Wave Sailing    Ginna Graham                  
SUP                        Rob Stanieri

 


This year we introduced a special exhibition category of FOILING. Awards were given for riding a foil board within the 3 types of sport
Kite        Seigo Akado          Fukui Japan             
WaveSailer      John Messenger    Palm Bch
SUP                    Jack Harris

 

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MSC supports local charity causes.
The club raffled a Go Pro camera at the 2017 Good Vibrations event with all money raised to be donated to Beyond Blue.
Thanks to Dave and Pascal, GoPro and Watermans Surf for their generous donation. The winner of the prize was contestant Warwick Lee

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2018 Merimbula Classic
The dates for the 38th annual event are
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25 November 2018 at main beach Merimbula