Noosa Malibu Club wraps up 2021

Santa arriving at the Noosa Malibu Club's Christmas party.

The Noosa Malibu Club celebrated the culmination of the competitive year recently with over 100 members enjoying a Christmas party and presentations afternoon.

The accolade of overall Club Champions this year went to Glen Gower and Peppie Simpson, who both took out their respective age divisions as well.

Juniors Rory McIntyre, Mia Waite and Lennix Currie were the winners in the three junior age groups.

You can check out all the individual age division winners, from the Pee Wees to the O/70’s on the Club’s website and Facebook page.

Mark Kimmerley was a worthy recipient of the Club Person of the Year trophy, with Matt Fleming being named Judge of the Year.

Sponsors, Heads of Noosa and IM IM Street Food delivered the goods in keeping everyone well fed and hydrated, whilst Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst donated a board for the end of year board giveaway.

Completing the sponsors list is Classic Malibu, Creative Army, Ripcurl, Sideways, The Reef and Beach Beat and these local businesses together with the many volunteers who make up the Club, ensured another successful year.

The Noosa Malibu Club enjoys great camaraderie amongst its ranks with monthly surfing comps and the odd social gathering, but also organises two longboard competitions each year which is open to non members – The Noosa Logger and the Wrecks and Relics.

This is in addition to the Noosa Festival of Surfing, the world’s largest longboard competition, which the Club founded 30 years ago and now contracts the management for this event out to professionals.

From these events, the Club proudly donates funds to local charities from monies raised, and for 2021 the beneficiaries are Youturn Youth Support in Tewantin, the Cindy McKenzie Breast Cancer Foundation based at the Buderim Hospital and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Earlier in the year three new Life Members were nominated – Ian Borland, Glen Gower & Darlene Gower, who join a small group of individuals who have all volunteered tirelessly and played an integral role in the Club.

They were recognised at the presentations, with all agreeing it was a huge honour and a privilege to be granted a life membership, and to be part of such a great club.

Memberships for 2022 will open on the 1 January via https://surfingaustralia.com/clubs/.

If you have any queries you can email registrar@noosamalibuclub.com.