01 March 2009

South February '09

Posted in South., Reports

Summer on the South Coast has been a bit of a mixed bag. The usual summer haunts have failed to produce anything of quality except for one... Remarks can be creditied with saving many of the states bodyboarders from going insane. An unprecedented amount of sand in the bay has led to many epic days with crowds at a minimum (on some occassions). Very shallow banks and plenty of bounce have been keeping the devoted very happy over the hot summer days, with several "best ever" calls being thrown around. The usual gang of shralpers have pretty much been living down there over summer. Two of the states finest drop knee men, Jim Barwick and Paul Harper have been killing it. Jim has been on fire, taking off on anything that comes his way and impressing the pants off anyone who happens to witness is flawless skills and style in the tube. He has also just purchased a new board, ask him about it. The prone men have been inform aswell. Mr Consistent, Jez Faulds, has been tearing along with Charles Ward, Nick Mole, Geoff Swain, George Webster, Matt Howden, Stu Boggs, Chris Eddo, J Bizzle and the rest of the gang.

Locals this summer has been worst ever according to those silly enough to check it. Zero swell and NE winds have been predominant over the last few months but a recent swell has showed us that the banks are pretty damn fine. Now all we need is a decent swell and things should heat up again for the fabled stretch of beaches.

Team Queer arrived home from their island stint. While abroad, two thirds of the bunch decided it would be a great idea to move to Launceston and try to find a wife in Mowbray. The fact they have both started uni up there has nothing to do with it.

The Bodyboard Association of Tasmania (BAT) is back up and running. A big shoutout must go to Karl Gohl and Tommy Webster who have put in countless hours getting the Association back on its feet. The plan is to run regular comps, one a month, and tally up the points at the end of the series to crown the winners of the various divisons. The next comp is in April so lets show our support and get everyone we know to enter. It's a great social event so come along and meet some new people from all over the state that share our love for the sport. The after party is also well worth supporting, its at Toms house.


Stew Cox

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