Monday, February 25, 2013

Nelson Crew Go Well at Go for Gold

Ben Winmill on his way to finals time.
Nelson adoptee, Ben Winmill created more history this past weekend at the Annual "Go For Gold" surfing competition becoming the second Nelson surfer in history to make a SISA event final, finishing 4th place of the longboard division. Jackson Gregory also made the semi finals of the longboard and quarter final of the juniors whilst myself managing a semi final birth in the masters( for old dudes) and quarter finals of the opens.
The best part about the whole weekend is that it was instigated by the grommets, Jimmy McKay and Jackson pulling their finger out and saying "hey we wanna do this". Previous generous sponsorship was once again on offer for those competing taking the sting out of the price tag and big thanks go to John Hogan at Hogeys surf shop along with Russell Bruce of "Bruce Design&Build" for helping out the guys with petrol and entry fee costs.
Ben recieving his fourth place prize in longboards.
These events are great fun and the surfing is inspirational and anyone wanting to get involved should do so.
Nelson Boardriders Club itself, does not provide funds towards these events but with networking, and the correct fundraising it is possible for all the crew to have a cheap weekend away.

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