The SOUL Longboard club kicked off its 2019 season with a slightly delayed club day on Sunday 10 February.
The delay was caused by unfavourable conditions on the scheduled day of Saturday. Contest director Brian Tucker made the call to move it to Sunday and it turned out to be a good decision.
Surfers were greeted with a dropping tide and good 2- to 3-foot swell. Winds held up mainly from the northeast all day which helped feather the waves.
President Andy Brown addressed the awaiting crowd to update them on some new ideas and updates to OHS requirements. Once this was over membership forms were being handed in and registrations were being entered in a flurry of activity.
There has been an influx of new members and all were keen to hit the water.
Open A was first in the water and a number of heats saw some great surfing from all.
The rest of a busy day was made up of working through the various age and style groups and getting all heats done ready for the finals.
The tide had filled in by the time the finals were started and most of the surfers made good use of the conditions.
A great turnout of both junior girls and boys was great to see and some of them will be challenging the surfers in the open and age divisions.
The next club day for SOUL is on 16 March. Meet at Ocean Grove Main Beach at 7am. First heat in the water by 8am.
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