Kite surfer/photographer Beau Pilgrim wandered into town with his cameras over the summer looking for some crusty old surfers to shoot for his Salty Dogs gallery. It wasn't hard to find a few hanging around the beach. Look at these mug shots and you will find some recognisable old Merimbula salty dogs telling their tales.
Fiji Cyclone appeal
The Merimbula Sailboard Club has a proud tradition of assisting people around the world in need of assistance. From the raffle held at the November 2015 Classic, $300 was donated to Care Australia's Relief Fund after the devastating cyclone ripped through Fiji.
Another $200 was donated to a local resident... a young mother undergoing intense cancer treatment in Sydney.
The club would like to thank everyone for their generosity each year in supporting our fund raising raffles. We have donated money to many worthy causes locally, across Australia and overseas over the last 30 years.
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Merimbula Sailboard Club presents
THE MALLEABLE .. for the twisted amongst us.
Saturday 14 May 2016
Get fully flexed on a Malibu for Merimbula’s annual Malibu surfing comp for young and old and the twisted at heart.
Merimbula Sailboard Club will be holding their 30th annual Malibu surfing competition on Saturday 14th May.
This fun 1 day event attracts Malibu surfers from up and down the coast, from Sydney to Victoria plus a host of keen local surfers of all ages..
It is also a great day for spectators to see Malibu surfing by some of the best surfers on the coast competing for honours against some of Sydney and Victoria’s exponents of the long board.
Trophies are awarded in a variety of categories including Women, Grommets, Juniors, Open, Masters, Veterans and Grey Grommets
Entry costs $70 ($50 juniors and grommets under 18) and includes a Tshirt, BBQ all day and prizes.
The event format is a double elimination with surfers getting to surf at least twice before elimination.
Competitors meet at 7am at Main beach Merimbula where the venue is decided according to conditions. If the event is moved to another location notices will be posted at Main Beach.
Prizes: A new Bushrat Malibu surfboard is up for grabs along with a host of prizes from Ocean and Earth, Quiksilver, Roxy,Viccolo’s, Merimbula Surf shop, Grey Grommets surf wear, Pambula Wholefoods, Woodbine Park and the Hellmrich family.
The entry/sign on and heats draw will be held in Pambula’s Bottom Pub from 5:30pm on Friday 13th May.
Entry forms for the event can be downloaded here
Entry forms are also available at Merimbula Surf Shop or from contest coordinator John Smythe on 0407260015.
For further information email John Smythe
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2016 Merimbula Classic
The 36th Merimbula Classic will be held over 4 days from Thursday 24th November to Sunday 27th November 2016.
It is the longest running event of its type in the world. 35 years and still going.. and growing
The Classic encompasses three water disciplines Stand Up Paddle (SUP) surfing, wave sailing and kite surfing. There is always something happening in the water from dawn to dusk.
This popular event attracts over 280 competitors from around Australia and overseas to Merimbula. It attracts some of the sport's hottest riders from Australia and around the world..
Being at the beginning of summer the Classic is an ideal opportunity for sponsors to showcase their products, and as we arehalf way between Melbourne and Sydney and 3 hours drive from Canberra this ensures a good turn up of both competitors and spectators.
The event generates great publicity throughout the SUP, wave sailing and kite surfing media as well as coverage and exposure, both locally and nationally.
For information on becoming a sponsor of this event email John Smythe