Clean waves for last club comp of the year

Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Vice President and Life Member Mick Marlin congratulates Bill Gibson on being awarded Life Membership.
Camera IconVice President and Life Member Mick Marlin congratulates Bill Gibson on being awarded Life Membership.

Indian Ocean Longboard Club held its final club competition for the year at Yallingup on Saturday.

Clean waves greeted competitors who had come from across the Capes for the event.

Points were added to scores given during the first five club competitions of the year to determine the 2018 champions.

Dunsborough’s Paul Burke was crowned open champion and Margaret River’s Mick Colman won the Gill Warman Award.

The title of women’s champion went to Amanda Curley, and Jacob McIver won the junior championship.

The club celebrated the end of the season with a wind-up and presentation evening at Caves House.

Ray Holden and Andrew Bland tied for the club person of the year award, and long-time IOLC member, Margaret River resident and former president Bill Gibson was awarded life membership.

President Paul Burke thanked competitors, friends, families and the club sponsors.

“We’d like to thank sponsors Richards Tyrepower, Ray Holden Accountants, Dave Burton Legal, Funs Back Surf, Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club, Volte Wetsuits and Yahoo Surfboards for their support,” he said.

The club’s premiere annual event, the Yallingup Malibu JUClassic, will be held on December JU1 and 2 at Yallingup Mainbreak.

Visit the club’s Facebook page for more information.

Bill Gibson, Shae Sheridan, Kay Gibson and Chris Trantham.
Camera IconBill Gibson, Shae Sheridan, Kay Gibson and Chris Trantham.
Gill Warman champion Mick Colman.
Camera IconGill Warman champion Mick Colman.
Open winner Paul Burke, Gill Warman winner Mick Colman and women’s champion Amanda Curley.
Camera IconOpen winner Paul Burke, Gill Warman winner Mick Colman and women’s champion Amanda Curley.
Bill Gibson was made Life Member of the Indian Ocean Longboard Club.
Camera IconBill Gibson was made Life Member of the Indian Ocean Longboard Club.

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