Well, with the help of some dedicated folk we somehow pulled a rabbit out of a hat... then a carrot and then a Watership Down "Bright Eyes" single cassette.
Analogies aside, Friday night the paranoia set in as the forecasted slight swell seemed almost wishful thinking and by daybreak Saturday morning there was still an element of doubt as the sea remained "slight".
After reviewing weather maps and imagining surf forecasting before "swellmap" and "buoyweather" and going back to some old man of the sea coastal forecasts of 25 plus knot winds out to sea I took a giant gamble and called our Snappers Classic 2014 club competition ON !! with a midday start.
|Marco Edwards took out 1st place with some slick slicing and dicing.|
|(above): Ben Winmill performs "La-Cockarocha" during the longboard final|
|(above): Geoff Noble on his way to back to back longboard titles.|
This was no ego-tistical alpha chest pumping surf measuring tape type thing but merely a surf club crew getting together being surfers and using any excuse possible to spend the day at the beach.
Thanks to the Sponsors - Tahuna Bar and Tavern. - Hogeys Surf - McCashin's Brewery - R and R sport,
Nelson Packaging and Pit Stop.
Full Results: Open - 1st Marco Edwards
2nd Rachel Clark
3rd Mark Nichols
4th Dave Pon
Junior- 1st Jimmy Wright
2nd Jack Malcolm
3rd Finnley Meekma
4th Jesse Forsyth
Longboard - 1st Geoff Noble
2nd Ben Winmill
3rd Graham Clark
4th Aaron Lyttle
*Of course none of these results actually mean anything apart from the fact that we all pretended to be pro surfers for the day and all had a freaking excellent time doing it!!!
See you late spring for the Rabbit Island Pro ( wink wink )