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TORQUAY Boardriders Club
have taken top honours at the
final round of the Australian
Boardriders Battle on Satur-
day, January 7 at Cape Woola-
mai, Phillip Island.
With perfect offshore condi-
tions and two to three foot of
swell, clubs were treated to some
fantastic waves under some in-
tense Victorian sunshine.
After some underwhelm-
ing performances in previous
years, Torquay Boardriders
Club came in to the event with
no intention of leaving empty
rounds did not go Torquay’s
way with reigning champions
Peninsula Surfriders Club
taking the opening Skins
heats and Women’s round to
claim an early lead on the
back of some incredible surf-
ing from Georgia Fish and
Torquay was able to claw its
way back as the morning pro -
gressed, showing their depth
of talent in the Teams event
and also with power surfer
Cody Robinson putting on an
impressive display in the sec-
ond round of Skins heats.
Torquay Boardriders Club
finished on a point total of
8400 points in front of Penin-
sula on 7187 points.
Both Torquay and Penin-
sula will claim spots in the
Australian Boardriders Battle
National Final at Narrabeen,
NSW in February.
Placing in third place over-
all was 13th Beach Boardrid-
ers Club on 6875 points.
Home club, Phillip Island
finished fourth on 6312
points with Portland finishing
in fifth on 5548 points.
TWENTY-TWO groms from
Phillip Island will take a rare
opportunity to receive free elite
surf coaching usually reserved
for the world’s best surfers
when the Hurley Surf Club
travels to Cape Woolamai on
Sunday, January 15.
The keen groms will be
coached across three sessions,
which are aimed at giving par-
ticipants personalised analysis
and expert feedback to help
them improve their surf skills
There are still spaces left for
young participants and Hurley
is calling on budding local surf-
ers to get involved and make
the most of free sessions.
The Hurley Surf Club trav-
els to Phillip Island region
following stop-offs across
Queensland and New South
Wales, which has seen more
than 100 kids helped via per-
sonal video coaching, training
and technique advice from ex-
pert surf coaches.
Following its visit to Phillip
Island, the Hurley Surf Club
will head to Mornington Pen-
insula and Torquay – ensuring
accessibility for Victoria’s most
enthusiastic young surfers.
For Phillip Island groms that
miss out on this weekend’s
sessions, there is still a chance
to get personal video coaching
via Hurley Surf Club’s newly
launched online platform.
Accessed at just the click of
a few buttons, the Hurley Surf
Club website offers a Personal
Video Coaching feature that
enables surfers of all levels
to hone their skills and tech-
nique under the tutelage of the
world’s best surfers, coach-
es, shapers, technicians and
scholars of surf.
All local groms needs to do
to participate in the program
is sign up at the Hurley web-
site, submit a questionnaire
about their surfing and upload
a one minute video (or less) of
them surfing two right and left
waves to YouTube.
Within 24 hours of submis-
sion, an expert coach will re-
view the grom’s questionnaire
and video, before providing
personalised analysis and
feedback on how to improve
their technique and surf skills.
The program’s global roster
of coaches includes former
world champion and Austra-
lian surfing legend Barton
Lynch, who has already begun
analysing and coaching a num-
ber of local surfers online.
“I’m pretty excited about the
online coaching, mainly be-
cause we’re offering it free of
charge, and have some of the
world’s best surfing techni-
cians on the team, guys like
Mike Parsons, Chris Gallagh-
er, Jeremy Carter and myself.
“It’s pretty impressive that
anyone can experience this
program and it can be ac-
cessed anytime or anywhere,”
In addition to the personal
video coaching feature, the
online Hurley Surf Club of-
fers free how-to videos break-
ing down the techniques of top
pros including Carissa Moore,
Kolohe Andino, Rob Machado
and Michel Bourez, as well as
tip-led articles from experts
covering the whole gamut of
surfing – from diet and fitness
advice, to how to pick the right
board and local surf training
More info on the Hurley Surf
Club can be found at:
Phillip Island groms already
confirmed to participate in
this Sunday’s sessions include
Lannia Fostin, Ravi Fostin,
Codie Jefferies, Daisy Cor-
bett, Mia Goldsbury and Noah
Island groms in for
elite surf coaching
Phillip Island Boardriders Club surfer Carl Wright competed in the Australian Boardriders
Battle on Saturday at Cape Woolamai, with the club finishing fourth.
triumph at Island
Great summer weather has encouraged record crowds out on a Saturday morning to
participate in the 5km Inverloch Park Run, where runners, walkers and pushers can en-
joy views across the water and even a swim afterwards. Recent race director Ryan Owens
welcomes visitors and locals alike to the popular Inverloch Park Run.
Inverloch Park Run
sets new records
IT has been the Inverloch Park Run event,
held each Saturday morning at 8am, rather
than the runners themselves that has been
setting all the records in recent weeks as good
weather and a massive influx of visitors lo-
cally swells numbers to new levels.
Two weeks ago, on Saturday, December 31,
an event-record crowd of 260 runners, walk-
ers and pushes set off in the free 5km event,
by far eclipsing the previous record of 212, set
on Saturday, January 16 last year.
The popular run attracted another 202 par-
ticipants at last Saturday’s 125th run, the
third biggest number to enter since the run
started in September 2014 and further big
numbers are expected right through to the
end of January as local sporting clubs use
the event to kick-start their preparations for
Inverloch Park Run volunteer organisers
make a point of welcoming visitors and last
Saturday was no exception with runners from
right across the Melbourne metro area and
other parts of the state involved.
The event started in fine and warm condi-
tions which had turned a bit hot by the end,
affecting race times, but the first person
across the line, Andrew Marshall, still man-
aged the smart time of 17:55 to beat regular
pacesetter Glenn Sullivan who finished third.
In fact, the first two over the line were both
newcomers to Inverloch.
There were 27 new personal bests on the
Top 20 place-getters were as follows:
1. Andrew Marshall 17:55 (First Timer), 2.
Greg Semmler 18:53 (First Timer), 3. Glenn
Sullivan 18:57, 4. Michael Eury 19:22 (New
PB), 5. Matt Walkerden 19:54, 6. Craig Mc-
Caughan 20:01, 7. Paul Harman 20:36 (New
PB), 8. Michael Gaudiano 21:04, 9. Josh Mad-
dock 21:14 (First Timer), 10. Glenn Skinner
21:52, 11. Mal Dunn 21:53 (New PB), 12.
Unknown, 13. Elisa Mooren 22:11, 14. Tony
O’Connell 22:22, 15. William McCall 22:30,
16. Josh Kentwell 22:33, 17. Trent Allen
22:34, 18. Wayne Davey 22:38, 19. Unknown,
and 20. Richard Dungey 22:44 (First Timer).
MORE than 100 swimming clubs competed
in the Victorian Age Championships held at
MSAC including a number of teams from
other states, New Zealand, Japan and South
Not just one, but two gold medals were
secured by the club during the six days of
The South Gippsland Bass Swimming
Club (SGB) had 16 swimmers compete in the
competition from December 10 to 15.
The South Gippsland swimmers were
up amongst some of the fastest swimmers
across Australia and internationally, with
five individual swimmers from the club
made finals which included 2 Gold, 1 silver
and 1 Bronze medal.
Overall SGB finished 23rd in the state, and
4th out of the Country Victoria teams that
competed during the event.
The club now sets it sights to the Country
Victorian Championships in Sale at the end
of January as it aims for a top five finish for
the first time in Club history.
The 2016 SGB state team was comprised
of the following swimmers: Mallory Bradley,
Locke DeGaris, Ebony Donohue, Nathan
Foote, Riley Harris, Will Little, Kai Lums-
den, Luke Malherbe, Sophie McKenzie, Jar-
rod Muir, Luke Muir, Lily Robinson, Hannah
Simmons, Mayson Vanderkolk, Nicolette
Wight, and Eric Zubcic.
Nathan Foote secured gold medals in the
100m backstroke and the 200m backstroke,
while Lily Robinson came away with a sil-
ver in the 200m breaststroke and the 100m
Luke Muir placed fourth in both the 100m
and 200m backstroke.
Locke DeGaris placed fifth in the 100m
backstroke, sixth in the 200m backstroke,
and seventh in the 50m freestyle.
Mayson Vanderkolk placed sixth in the
Special mention to Sophie McKenzie fin-
ishing 11th (first emergency) in her first
South Gippy swimmers
bring home the gold
Luke Muir and Lily Robinson at the 2016
Victorian Age Championships in December.
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