G’day world, like that annoying song stuck in your cranium is the head thumping weekly wash, proudly brought to you by AKWA Surf keeping you informed with all the surf happenings locally and what's been happening on the pro tour.
Third week of the year and another reason to smile and say thank you 2016. Besides the little hiccup of surviving a week of every weather pattern known to man being slung at us with the frequency of swear words from Gordon Ramsey the main ingredient was there, and that was surf.
The waves came in mainly from the east which opened up the beaches like a can of beetroot at a salad party which was the best preference for those participating in aquatic activities. Although it must be said there were a few reefs showing some promise, however with the direction of the waves it was a bit of a guessing game for most.
The hottest day of the year scorched itself into our fried memory banks last Thursday and what came with it was a really fun peaky swell.
As the day sparked to life it was almost an automatic reflex that young grommet Jack Flamminio headed towards the ocean. When he pulled up to his local, a smile immediately crept across his face and a giggle escaped his lips as the anticipation of a fun frolic amongst warm waters was about to embark. Jack raced down to the water's edge with his boardies and vest on screaming as the fun spilled all down the line at Molly. So don't be alarmed if you see a 15-year-old boy who seems to have turrets - it's just an over-amped Jack.
If you're hanging around Cronulla at all over this weekend, why not head down to the beach and cheer on your local boys surfing for Ulladulla Boardriders as they take on the Australian Boardriders battle. The team consisting of Rubie Reents, Elliot Marshall, Chad Elkins, Matt King and myself will be aiming to bring home a slice of the $110,000 on offer to all the clubs. The day should be huge with an incredible roster of Australia's best surfers on display.
Speaking of Ulladulla Boardriders any new or old members interested in joining there is membership forms at Akwa Surf.
Nick Squires has taken out the first event of the World Surf League Australasia Qualifying Series (QS) the Carve Pro QS1,000 in two-to-three foot waves at the picturesque Maroubra Beach in Sydney's Eastern suburbs. Squires came up against Connor O'Leary in the men's final. Squires showed his incredible power on his opening wave, throwing a number of hacks and a solid closeout maneuver to post an excellent score of 8.50 (out of a possible 10). He then backed it up with a 7.25 leaving O'Leary chasing a 7.76 for the remainder of the final. Coming close with a 7.20 O'Leary just missing out on the win gifting Squires the first QS victory of his career.
"It hasn't really sunk in yet," Squires said. "I have a young boy and a surf school that I run at home so juggling that with trying to compete is really tough to get a good result. I just tried to have fun and enjoy myself the entire event and before I knew it I was in the final. Then all of a sudden the hooter went and I had won, I'm pretty pumped."
Stay classy Milton Ulladulla and if anyone would like to add anything to this column either call into AKWA surf, buzz us on 44545222 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org till next week, stay wet.
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