The MNM Junior Surf Team took to fairly fun and rippable small waves on the weekend at the Volcom Kirra Junior Teams Challenge.
The event held over both Saturday and Sunday the 21st & 22nd of September attracted clubs from all over the country, the prize, bragging rights as Australia's best junior board riders club.
Under the ever watchful eye of Coach Gibbo and a thousand or so cheering spectators the boys did themselves proud, all being extremely competitive against their more experienced competitors.
Day one started withRyan Amey, Callum Heath and Jack Springfield all finishing 2nd in their respective heats.
Day two saw McCoy Hassett, Ellie Brooks and Blake Webb struggle in less than average conditions scoring a 4th, 3rd, and a 2nd respectively.
Over all the team did themselves proud finishing 12th out of a field of 24 national club teams. A great result considering Ryan and Mcoy gave away up to 4 years of experience to their opposing surfers, Callum Heaths first outside of club rounds competition, a jet lagged Ellie filling a late withdrawal after returning form Fiji at 1am that morning and Jack and Blake both missing out on 1st's by a whisker with some great surfing.
All in all, the team was extremely competitive and has provided the club with a positive Junior competitive future.
Thanks to Gibbo and all the parents and supporters who came down to cheer on.
Check out the MNM crews first day clip by logging onto Youtube and entering 'KJTC Day One'.
Stay tuned for opportunities/team selections to surf in the Australian Bordriders Battle, a National club knockout comp set down for November 2013
The Tony Webb Memorial Weekend Away 2013. It would be hard to argue that this was one of the best weekend away trips for some years. Sure the waves were not the best, but we all still got a wave or two.
The MNM crew packed out the Flat Rock Tent park with well over 40 members camping and more coming down for the comp on the Saturday. Many camp fire yarns were had (lead by the king of story time, Wolfy).
In-between these yarns, beers and free surfs we held a full comp round for the first time. With a small peak on the back beach there was some high quality surfing and with the first annual Tony Webb Memorial Trophy on the line, the competition was serious!!
Congratulations to all that made the finals on the day. The results for the Major Prize - The Tony Webb Memorial Trophy - and rights to claim first spot at the top of the trophy went down to the wire. The final had it all, high scores, airs, and even a double interference!!
But in the end there is only one winner. Congratulations to Tom Hatcher!!
Results were as follows:
A special mention and big thank-you needs to go out to Tracy Goodwin for donating the lovely Red Wine for the winners. From what we are told it went down a real treat.
Thanks to all the crew that came down, supported the event, helped with the BBQ & Judging and all the good times!!
For a gallery of images from the weekend check out our Facebook Page