35th Merimbula Classic
The club is gearing up for another big year. This is the 35th annual Classic event.. a celebration of wind, water, fun and happy times with like-minded folk from around the globe.
The entry fee of $110.00 ( $60.00 for juniors) covers all the fun you’re going to have. You get a free event T-Shirt with an exclusive (collectors item) Merimbula print, all the gourmet food you can eat off the barbecue plus fish, bacon and eggs, and wait there’s more, heaps of prizes plus trophies plus.....
Entry and registration is from 10am Thursday 26th November at MSC headquarters.. the green shed at Main Beach Merimbula. More details here
Bring your Go Pro. The GoPro crew will be running an Instagram competition from Thursday to Saturday, with a daily prize for the best photo and best video, and an epic overall grand prize for the best photo or video submitted during the classic! All you need to do to enter is follow @SurfComposites and tag #merimbulaclassic and #goproanz on your photos/videos during the classic, for your chance to WIN!
Bring your school uniforms for Saturday night party. Details

INSURANCE : It is a requirement of entry to the event that ALL participants have insurance cover for the category they wish to enter..
Kiters must hold CURRENT membership of Kiteboarding Australia. Join/renew membership online before arriving at Merimbula. No facilities exist for joining at the event. Bring your tag to registration.
SUP only riders should be covered by membership in SUP Australia. A facility to join SUP Australia will be there at the event
Wave sailors who are not current members of a club/association will be able organise their insurance when they register for the event

The list of sponsors is continuing to grow.. See the sponsors page .
Major Prizes
ASI Academy of Surfing is again offering a 7 night stay in a beautiful villa in Balian, Bali. See the details of the villa here
Namotu island, and Ben Wilson Surf are again combining to offer a kiting holiday on the Fiji island details here
AXIS kiteboard. Adrian Roper is again donating a stunning work of art/kiteboard
Naish Sup board
JP Wave board
Smook kite board
A myriad of other prizes is on offer. Sunglasses, board racks, accommodation vouchers, equipment, clothing ..etc
The sponsors page has a full list of sponsors
For more information on how you can become involved with this event email Contest Director John Smythe

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Merimbula Sailboard Club presents

The Merimbula Classic

Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th November 2015

After last year's epic event, the organisers are preparing for another Classic at Merimbula to celebrate a water fest of kite surfing, sup boarding and wave sailing. This will be the 35th year of this contest and it is shaping up to big bigger and better than ever ... could that be possible?
It's Time to dig out that old school blazer, the oh-so-short school tunic and of course the grey shorts, the cap and the old school tie. If it's good enough for Chrissie Amphlett and Angus Young, well, it's certainly good enough for us We have a GREAT band lined up for Saturday night that is guaranteed to rock your stockings off on. Friday night is when our local gourmet food folk will tantalise your taste buds with a taste of the delights this area has to offer.

4 day Programme
The bell will be rung to start these 4 days of mayhem at 10am Thursday 26th Novemberat MSC headquarters, main beach Merimbula. You will be dismissed after assembly on Sunday afternoon. (But only if you are not kept in for detention..... you may not be allowed to go home. Oh no!)
Sup surfing, Kite surfing, Wave sailing will take place each day. The Merimbula Sup-Off events will be held over the weekend, with the 8km downwind run to occur when conditions are most suitable. More details
The beach bar will be open from 4 to 8 for you to enjoy a drink and chat with the tribe after a full day of kiting, sailing and supping. Your Go Pro video footage, shot throughout the day, will be screened, with prizes awarded.
On Friday the bar hours will be extended to 8:30pm and include selected food items that showcase the high quality foods available from the oceans, estuaries and hinterland of the Sapphire coast. From the ocean to the east, out to the Monaro high plain to the west, fresh food will be available for you to enjoy along with refreshments.
From 4pm to 8pm we will feature tastings from:


Merimbula's Club Sapphire auditorium will morph into the assembly hall at MSC Central, so dig out the old skool uniform and get ready to rock.
Get inspired by Angus Young and AC/DC who arecurrently touring capital cities

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Please support our sponsors if you are seeking accommodation during the event.
The Naish SUP surf sessions are on each day so get out and strut your stuff.
There will also be three separate Stand Up Paddle events: note that times will be determined according to conditions
Team Events
  • Saturday am: Balmoral Paddlesurf Beach to Bar
The 4 man tag-team spectacular. The team relay begins with a long paddle down the lake right through town to the Bar Beach where the 2nd paddler is tagged to paddle down to Main beach. The 3rd paddler goes back up to Bar Beach and the 4th returns to Main Beach to be showered in glory.
  • Sunday am: The Lahui Kai Surf SUP Off's
The same teams from Saturday's Balmoral Beach to Bar race compete in the penultimate SUP Surf relay right out front at Main Beach. An M-course is set through the surf zone with a sprint to the beach to tag the next team member. All team members must compete a lap on the same board used the day before.
Rules: One board. Team of 4 x 4 laps. Everyone must race.
Divisions for the two team events
14' (max length) class…. prizes 1st, 2nd , 3rd
12'6 (max length) class….prizes 1st, 2nd , 3rd
  • Sunova Merimbula Bay run: SUP down wind'er
The ultimate SUP race - paddling downwind for 8km with the wind on your back. Paddle from Main beach Merimbula to Pambula beach in a N'Easter or in opposite direction in a southerly. The window for running this race will be over Friday, Saturday and Sunday to maximise the best conditions for this race.
Special SUP clinics will be held Friday and Saturday midday. Details