It was a struggle to find a car park when the 2018 Mollymook Longboarders Charity Classic was held on August 11 and 12.
The annual competition, which raises funds for worthy local charities, welcomed 77 surfers from the South Coast, Canberra and Sydney to the Mollymook Reef break for the two-day event.
Event organiser Mike Yule said the club was “fortunate to have contestable waves” on both days, despite conditions slightly deteriorating as winds increased in the afternoons.
“It stayed clean, tended to get a little messy in the last couple of finals [on Sunday],” Mr Yule said.
Before the event Mollymook Longboarders approached Ulladulla High School for students to design a new logo for the event.
Year 11 student Preston Berry came up with a “classic design”, Mr Yule said.
The logo was used on club T-shirts and first prize in the raffle, a Mark Rabbidge hand-shaped longboard.
Once the dust settled and all heats and repchages were complete, the finalists for seven division were announced.
Ross Murphy took out the Old Mal final ahead of Dampney, Rhys Williams, Steve Hartnett, Adam Maher and Andy Tyler.
Bernie Murphy won the women’s final, edging out Maddie Ross, Juliana Scopel, Gillian Moran, Sheree Cole and Katharine Brown.
Bruce Metham took home the honours from the over 60s final. He defeated John Skinner, Bill Hill, Ross Tomsen, Mike Yule and Mike Greentree.
George Noonan left his rivals in his wake when he won the over 40s final. Noonan finished ahead of Troy Moorhouse, Samson Hollywood, Steve Rutten, Ross Tomsen and Andy Tyler.
The over 50 final was won by Bruce Turnley ahead of Alex Kiss, George Haskas, Rod Dale, Ross Murphy and Rob Couriel.
The open 8 final was won by Glen Fitzgerald, who defeated Dan Rowlands, Adam Maher, Bruce Turnley, George Haskas and Keith Purvis. Christian Pimm showed his class in the 9-foot final beating Kevin Holt, Caellum Purvis, Jayce Piolo, Matt Maris and Rhys Williams.
The club was yet to nominate a worthy local charity.