It’s obviously the start of the season as there are loads of excellent events taking place over the next two months! The Merimbula Classic is one such event and is allocated time within our season calender. The following information is from Merimbula Sailboard Club:
Now in its 31st year, the Merimbula Classic has become an annual 4 day fun event that kitesurfers, wave surfers and, in recent years, SUP surfers just do not want to miss.
Held at Merimbula, on the far south coast of NSW, this contest is the longest running event of its type, in the world. It is a chance for contestants from all over Australia, and from far away shores, to come together for action, food, fun, friendship and lots of good times, both on and off the water. Many a great yarn has been spun over the odd beer or three.
Manufacturers and retailers set up their stalls on Ford Oval, adjacent to the beach to show off their wares, and the wind and wave warriors can strut their stuff in the pristine waves breaking just off shore. The early morning sup brigade can usually be found watching the sun rise as they sweep across the glistening waters, before the wind comes up. Last year’s Beach to Bar sup race sprung up a surprise when entrants had to do a lap or two of the
carpark on the street sup boards that proved to be such a hit.
There is something for everyone. The BBQ brigade serve up gourmet fare for breakfast, and lunch and everyone can relax over refreshments around the club house at the end of the day. Entertainment at night will encompass kiting/sailing films, and music to rock your socks off as well as a bumper prize giving fun fare at the presentation on Sunday evening.
If you would like to become involved as a sponsor ( we just LOVE all our sponsors) and/or a contestant, or feel you have something to contribute as a volunteer, then John Smythe, contest director is just itching to hear from you. Contact John by email or phone 0407 260 015 or (02)64956617.