On behalf of all MNM club members, a big congratulations goes out to all surfers who competed for the club at the recent Surfcoach Kirra Junior Surf Teams event at D'bah.
The club elected to go with a very young team looking towards a future of being real contenders. The team went in with no expectation and surfed with enthusiasm against the countries top juniors. The team surfed well above their respective age groups and performed at a level where the more favoured surfers had no choice but to take notice.
Talk around the comp area on the day was full of praise for our team and the potential they possess. Good on you fellas, the club is proud of you. Thanks to McCoy Hassett, Josh Grange, Toby Mossop, Lochie Grange, Baden Telfer and Bennett Bethune. A big thanks also goes out to Coach Gibbo for organising a very long and full day of competition.
QLD STATE SCHOOL SURFING TITLES 2012 Congratulations to Ellie Brooks who surfed her way into the QLD State School Surf Team for the second year running. Ellie will compete at the AUST Surf Titles in Tasmania this coming December.
QLD STATE JUNIOR SURFING TITLES 2012 Good luck to all MNM surfers competing at the junior state titles on 24SEPT - 27SEPT12. (If you haven't entered, there's still time. Check out the Surfing QLD website for details)
SURFCOACH KIRRA JUNIOR TEAMS CHALLENGE Good luck to our very junior team taking on the big guns at the weekend. MNM have entered the youngest and keenest team ever and will be intent on showing all what our future has to offer. The event is on this Saturday, 8am at D'bah. Anyone whose not competing and wants to take a look at the countries finest young surfers should head down for a look and to support the MNM team. The team is,
TEAM MANAGER Tony Gibson 0414325147
U/14 Josh Grange, Lochie Grange
U/16 Toby Mossop, McCoy Hassett
U18 Jack Springfield, Bennett Bethune
RESERVES (In order) Baden Telfer, Braiden Penwan
PT LOOKOUT - STRADDIE ASSAULT
The Point Lookout Boardriders are again running the 29th annual 2012 Straddie Assault on the weekend of 20 & 21 October. For 2012 the event will again be held between 16 clubs, with teams consisting of :
1 Senior, 1 Female, 3 Open, 2 U18, 1 U16, 1 Accredited Judge
2012 Surfing Australia Rule Book will apply. Age divisions are U16 & U18 as at 1st Jan 2012 (ie cannot turn 16 or 18 during 2012) and Senior is over 28 as at 1st January 2012.
To determine the champion club, teams will be drawn on Friday night, at the Straddie Hotel, into 32 heats of four surfers. 1st = 4 pts, 2nd = 3 pts, 3rd = 2 pts & 4th = 1 pt.
Each club will nominate 1 open & 1 junior surfer to represent that club as a team and surf through an elimination format with no repercharges. Each club may nominate 1 open & 1 junior reserve.
Thanks to all MNM Surfers that committed to surfing the final round of the coast of Origin State final up on the Sunny Coast last Sunday. A special thanks to all those parents who went the extra mile to get our surfers there! It was a great effort and a great result for the club!
Most notable surfers on the day were our future open champions Toby Mossop and Lochie Grange. Toby finished 3rd in the U/16 boys final which is great credit to him as he was surfing up an age group. The club overall finished the series in equal 6th position (great effort considering we struggled to fill heats due to an unusual run of injuries, unavailability and sleep ins!) Next year we intend to go even better.
The final standings were as follows.
Shortboard Clubs Championships
1st - Snapper Rocks Boardriding Club 58 points
2nd - WindanSea Boardriders 54 points
3rd - Northshore Boardriding Club 46 points
4th - Coolum Boardriding Club 44 points
5th - Alley Boardriders 40 points
6th - Noosa Heads Boardriding Club 23 points
6th - MNM Boardriders Club 23 points
8th - NorthEnd Boardriders Club 15 points
9th - Kirra Surfriders Club 11 points
10th - Mudjimba Boardriding Club 8 points
11th - Sunshine Coast Surfer Girls 6 points
12th - Kawana Boardriding Club 4 points
12th - Pt Lookout Boardriding Club 4 points
14th - Christian Surfers 2 points
15th - Palm Beach Boardriders 1 point