Bust out the Tom Carrol boardshorts and double denim, this Saturday April 20 is the Margaret River Boardrider’s Retro Autumn Classic.
Meeting at Rivermouth at 7:30am, the event is mobile and will be going wherever the waves are pumping.
Participants are encouraged to dress in their favourite seventies and/or eighties attire for a day of radical surfing, barbecueing and dance moves.
A MARGS Boardriders membership drive will take place on the day where people can sign up for the 2013season. $40 will entitle members entry into the Autumn Classic and all club championships, discounts at local surf shops and a free MARGS hat.
The Retro Autumn Classic will incorporate regular high performance divisions of Open Men, Open Womens, O/35s, O/50s as well as a new novelty “Retro” division where competitors of any age/gender can enter on a 70s/80s craft and will be judged purely on entertainment.
Upon the completion of the event all are encouraged to attend the “Slam on the brakes and get down like a retro idiot” afterparty hosted by the footy club and kicking off from 5pm onward. DJ beats from Perth’s Jay Luxx Breakmachine will be pumping all night and tickets will be $10 on the door. Jay Luxx will be filming for a promotional video on the night so get dinnered up and Bring your breaking boots ’cause it is gunna get loose!
MARAGARET RIVER DOMINATE THE 2013 WA JIM BEAM SURFTAG TITLE
MARGARET RIVER Boardriders Club dominated the Western Australia Jim Beam Surftag on Saturday, sweeping the final with both their A & B teams claiming first and second position respectively.
In firing conditions at Gas Bay, the local boardriders club blew away their competition, jostling for the lead between each other the entire final. Margaret River will now be one of only a few clubs to have two teams through to the Australian Championships to be held at Duranbah Beach, Queensland on April 5 – 7.
Jethro Hedstrom (Margaret River “A”) won the BOSCH Powerwave Award at the WA Jim Beam Surftag with an 8.83.
read more at www.globalsurftag.com
Surfing WA Head Coach Mike McAuliffe instructed junior surfers at Round 1 of the MARGS 2013 Junior Championship season in Gracetown last weekend.
16 & Under Boys: 1st Ben Spence, 2nd Jed Mattison
16 & Under Girls: 1st Ella Massie
14 & Under Boys: 1st Jack Haslau; 2nd Cyrus Cox
14 & Under Girls: 1st Annabelle Jones
12 & Under Boys: 1st Finn Cox, 2nd Seth Vanhaeften
12 & Under Girls: 1st Arabelle Gibson, 2nd Leilani Ryan
10 & Under Boys: 1st Gus Stubbs, 2nd Danny Benedetti
10 & Under Girls: 1st Lucinda Jones
Sunday 10th March – Meet at Rivermouth carpark 7.30am
Junior club meeting to be held at the Gnarabar at 7pm on Tuesday 5th of March for parents. For further info or to jump on the email chain contact Adam Elton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Margaret River Boardriders Club and it’s members.
The 2012 event has been made possible by our major club supporters,
the local businesses and passionate community members in Margaret River.
Past Pipe Master champion Jake Paterson defeating past Australian junior champion Creed McTaggart, two time Classic winner Tom Innes and past Eddie Aikau Wiamea big wave winner Paul Paterson respectively with a knee jerking air-floater combo in the dying minutes of the final. And Josh Burke (Margaret River) won the U21 Pro Junior division.
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CALLING ALL GROMS! First 2013 Margs Boardriders Junior Club Comp: Sunday Feb 17. Meet at Rivermouth 7:30am, can sign up as member on the day:
$40 – standard membership
$80 – family membership (2 adults, 2 kids U/16)
Get free entry into all 2013 Margs club comps, free Margs hat and 25% off West gear at Margs surf shops.
Yew! Cya there
JUNIOR CLUB MEETING: Tuesday 12th Feb 7.30pm Gnarabar
Discussing the contest calendar, planning for the Round 1 contest and discussing the options for coaching, training and other club activities for the year.
Helpers needed to get the first contest up and running.
To jump on the email loop get your 2013 Membership form in www.margaretriversurf.com.au or email Adam: email@example.com
Come down to Surfers Point this Saturday for the Annual MARGS Single Fin challenge. Meet 7:30 @ Mainbreak. West wetsuit up for grabs for the best dressed. No thrusters allowed. Single fins ONLY! Dust off your old weapons and get amongst it!!!
AGM: Tuesday 22nd January, 5:30pm -7:30pm
Location: AMR Hawks Football Club
The 2012 Margaret River Boardriders Club season of events has officially been completed successfully. As 2013 rears its head and a fresh calendar year presents itself, we (The 2012 Committee) are calling a meeting to review the 2012 events successes in brief, the clubs financial position, critical area’s that need improvement, to elect the 2013 club committee and make plans for the 2013 season of events. *Note: If a new committee is not elected for 2013, the club and its season of events will not run.
An entirely new committee will be nominated in 2013. If you would like to contribute to the club in an administrative role, please call current club president Tom Innes on 0419 557 362 to register your nomination.
Surfers Point development site works are proposed to commence for the new amenities 21st Jan and the Surfers Point Main stairs will be closed for construction from 28th Jan, reopening by 11thMarch.
Past Pipe Master champion Jake Paterson defeating past Australian junior champion Creed McTaggart, two time Classic winner Tom Innes and past Eddie Aikau Wiamea big wave winner Paul Paterson respectively with a knee jerking air-floater combo in the dying minutes of the final. And Josh Burke (Margaret River) won the U21 Pro Junior division
The Annual Margaret River Classic is Western Australia’s premier amateur surfing event run by the Margaret River Boardriders Club in conjunction with Cowaramup Bay Boardriders and Surfing WA. The event is held over three days
in the powerful waves of Surfer’s Point, Margaret River. After a years hiatus in 2011 due to a lack of public support for community focused club surfing and a fire ravaged coastal region; the local Margaret River surfers, passionate about
their favourite pastime, have encouraged the community to get behind the sport their town is known for. In 2012 the community and supporting sponsors have made an honest contribution to assist the Margaret River Boardriders
Club to re-establish their premier event and continue with it’s long standing traditions. In 2012 the event is celebrating it’s 32nd anniversary.
Competition commences @ 6.30am daily and finishes at approximately 5.00pm. Help preserve the fragile coastal environment, stay on existing walkways and put your rubbish in the bin.
Friday 2nd Locals Only, Over 40′ s & Over 50’s
Saturday 3rd Men’s Open, Women’s Open & Pro Junior
Sunday 4th All Division Finals, Legends & Paddle Race
WA’s premiere interclub surfing event, the Surf Boardroom Surf League was completed at Scarborough Beach over the weekend. The Margs boys broke the 6 year drought and finally took back the title of best Boardriders club in WA from Trigg Point Boardriders.
1st Margaret River
2nd Trigg Point
DREAM TEAM: Matt Baldock, Creed McTaggart, Jerome Forrest, Jethro Hedstrom, Tom Innes, Josh Burke; Andrew Sheridan, Brett Hardy, Jaxon Chadwick, Bree Hastie. Congratulations to Matt Baldock for winning the Perry Hatchett medal for best performance.
It was a great day at Huzzas in Gracetown with good surf. We had Keighley Bremner and Aaron McFarlane (both who lost their dads in the Gracetown Tragedy) speak at the presentation and had a minute silence in remembrance. Their parents originally started the event as an inter-school competition. After the Gracetown Tragedy it became the Gracetown Grommets club event and they are grateful that the event is continuing on in memory of their parents and what they originally started.
Josh Burke (MARGS) and Ella Massie (MARGS), has emerged victorious at this years 16th Gracetown Grommets. Burke was lethal throughout the entirety of the Greacetown Grommets, continuously posting several of the event’s highest scores unloading a barrage of amazing aerials including the only perfect 10-point ride in his Semifinals The Margs grommet battled hard in the 16 under boys final, edging out Cottesloe Jake Edwards (PERTH).
The Gracetown Grommets is a popular and historical junior surfing event held in an idyllic location. It is held in memory of the nine lives lost in the Gracetown Tragedy.
In its 16th year the event is presented by the Margaret River Boardriders Club alongside Cowaramup Boardriders Club. We invite you to join us for this memorable junior surfing event for kids aged 16 years and younger.
The event is designed to provide an opportunity for junior boardriders club members to compete at an amateur level against rival boardriders clubs members and statewide competitors.
Margaret River Surfers Point – Public Art Expressions of Interest
Well done John Mctaggart and Scott Cameron for training the competitors at Margaret River Senior High School for winning 7 times in a row at the WA chill school surfing titles 2012. Margs Team – Yylly Lamperd, Lee Wilson, Josh Burke, Indi Nikulinsky, Sandy Tugwood, Shaun Manners, Hannah Massie, Bailee Hastie, Luciana Burke, Ella Massie, Claire Deeks, James Purvis, Jacob Willcox, Voltaire Sora, Molly Ryan, Bailey Ellis, Clay Caithness, Jack Teague and Harry Wise. Photo by Isaac Jones