Indian Ocean Longboard Club and Surf Sport

Indian Ocean Longboard Club

Yallingup’s Indian Ocean Longboard Club held it’s first contest of the year at Yallingup on Saturday. Great weather and waves greeted competitors. Adam Lane won the raw score followed by Doug Curruthers and Bill Gibson. The handicap event was taken out by Richard Wilson from Chris Trantham and Dave Burton. 

The AGM was held that evening. President Andrew Bland commented on a great year in 2017 with many new members and the club buying another defibrillator for it’s competitions. Mick Marlin was re-elected vice president and Chris Tranham, Adam Lane and Ron Marchant were elected committee members. The current president Andrew Bland is interim president as he has completed the three-year tenure, therefore his position is needing to be filled, along with the that of secretary. 

Both new and long-term members are encouraged to apply for these roles. Meetings will be held as required, at a time and place suitable to all committee members. The committee is also responsible for organising the Yal Mal. The club would like to form a full committee ASAP as without it they can’t run events. If you are interested in helping out the club with either of these roles, or would like more info please contact the club. 

The surf spot

by Joe Jordanoff

THIS week surfers celebrate the beginning of Autumn which is the best season of the year for waves and winds. The season kicks off in style on the first day with a new swell on the way. Traditionally the waves are always pumping for the next three months with those crisp mornings producing the goods. 

It hasn't been a normal summer with much cooler weather and more big swells than ever keeping everyone happy in the water. Most of the summer breaks such as Windmills and Honeycombs have either been much to large or plagued by the southerly trade winds and another thing has been the cooler water temperature which is back to a normal level. All these factors could result in an all time autumn and everyone will have their fingers crossed. Bring it on.

Forecast: Thursday brings a two metre swell by the afternoon with SSE winds. Friday looks similar with a long period 2m swell and SSE winds most of the day. The weekend gets better with a 2.2m swell and cleaner SE winds while Sunday drops to 1.5m with ESE winds. 

Hotspot: Yallingup Mainbreak on Saturday.