PSC Contest 1 / 11 February 2017 / Rye
Small 2-3ft waves greeted members and despite the cool breeze, a beautiful day of sunshine encouraged competitors and spectators alike.
Early highlights included an impressive performance from the rejuvenated Groms (13 and under) division, with Taj Barber taking the win on the secondary left hander and young guns Cassidy Short and Max Allen taking up the challenge. The club’s female surfers also showed great ocean management skills and wave knowledge to pick the best of the tricky conditions. New Female Representative Charli Wookey was the victor over Ella de Graaf.
For 2017 the club’s older age divisions have been consolidated to 4, meaning heightened competition amongst over 28, over 35, over 45 and over 55 surfers. Calum Nicolson and Andrew Hyde (both ex-club champions) won the 28s and 35s, with Darren Bird and Gavin Duffy taking the 45s and 55s.
PSC junior divisions are very strong at present with multiple state finalists and state team representatives coming through the system. In a hotly contested Cadet final (under 16s) Max Burton was able to take down his older rivals for the win and an important 2000 points towards the season aggregate. Will Antonie shone in the under-18 Junior division with some powerful surfing, and new member Brett Ryder was the victor in Open B.
The Premier Open A division saw 42 surfers registered and the standard in the early rounds was high with some exciting surfing. After a long day whittling down the field it was Adam Morris who broke through for his first win after 10 years in the division. Also known as “The Boot,” Adam switched into gear when it mattered most, controlling a tough final with great wave selection and strong surfing. He will look to consolidate on his early lead at the next aggregate event in March. View Full Results ›
Comp 2 : March 18 / 19 with the back up March 25 / 26
Comp 3 April 22 / 23 with the backup May 6 / 7
It’s a big start to the year for the club who will also compete in their third straight National Australian Boardriders Battle final at Newcastle on February 18th and 19th.
On top of that the growing junior development program “PSC Supergroms” had an excellent turnout in some challenging weather and surf conditions on Sunday 12th February at Point Leo. Competitors ranging from Under 9 to Under 15 revelled in the windy conditions at Crunchy Point. The next PSC Supergroms event will be on March 26th.
BOARDRIDERS BATTLE 2017
7 JAN / PHILLIP ISLAND
Woolamai / Phillip Is / Sat 7th Jan 2017
PSC had massive day at the Island for the National Boardriders Battle Vic qualifier! Our team had the momentum from last year to take out the skins heats with great performances from Caiden, Cal, Gully, Georgia and Evy, although Torquay got the jump in the teams with equally strong surfing.
With a 2nd we qualify for the nationals next month in Newcastle on the 18th-19th Feb and you can catch all the action live on Fox Sports! Big thanks to all the members who made the journey to the beach to support the team and all the online support throughout the day!
The big day was finally upon us for Battle of the Bay and the Christmas Party with the weather turning on! The swell was solid with 8ft sets and lets be honest the heads was on the cook although that didn't stop members from PSC and 13th meeting at Rye ocean beach for a friendly day of competition, novelty events and a BBQ snag!
With 3ft peaks on the inside sand bank surfers from both clubs went on a tear and notched up points to see a close finish and in the end PSC taking the win!
Following the event at the beach was our annual Xmas party and with many hours of hard work the club turned into a mini festival with the ramp, front bar, grass area, stage and food trucks creating an enviroment that many enjoyed with music from local and interstate bands and DJ's into the night.
With people traveling from all coast's and the city to come together for a great celebration it was good to see such a strong social vibe at the best clubhouse in Australia! Thanks to the committee who with hours of hard work behind the scenes throughout the year really made each event hastle free and easy to enjoy.
Next up will be our title defence for the Australian Boardriders Battle on Jan 7th on the Island! Merry Xmas and a happy new year! Ben
Our annual awards night kicked off at the Portsea Hotel in the primo surroundings of Port Phillip and Portsea Harbour. For the third time Caiden Fowler took out the Open division title with a stella year, just pipping Mikey Barber and Calum Nicolson in the final few rounds, with Lachy MacDonald, Angus Forrest, and Adam Morris filling the top six places. Taking out the Junior title was Gully and the Womens division was won by Charlie. View full results ›
FINAL CONTEST DUSTED
Saturday 12 November
With an early start we were underway at 1st car park Gunna with a great left hand bank out the front with clean 3ft waves peeling on the higher tide. The bank held up for the day with the wind picking up around midday yet with an early finish we managed to beat the NW change. Full report to come. Results held until Presentation Night on the 25th November. Peninsula Surf Shots / More photos ›
After checking Gunna early in the morning and witnessing the northerly generating a spray longer than Huey's beard, the call was made to head to Portsea Back Beach, where we were greeted to a protected 3ft a-frame bank straight out the front of the surf club. After a slightly delayed start, we we're soon up and running in our new hood.
The bank itself held up most of the day and the venue turned out to be a great option for future contests. Great surfing by all th regulars including Caiden, Mikey, Calum, The Boot, Hayden, Angus and more ›
Gav Duffy / More photos on Facebook ›
Saturday 24th September saw the 2016 PSC Aggregate season resume with Comp 5 of the season and the first instalment of the PSC Triple Crown.
Our WQS campaigner Caiden took out the Open in clean 3ft conditions at 2nd car park Gunnamatta.
Gav Duffy / More photos at Facebook ›
After a Winter break, the club is ready to resume our aggregate season for 2016 with the upcoming PSC Triple Crown of Surfing commencing on Saturday 24th September, with backup 8/9 October. We've got heaps of prizes from RVCA, STAPLE SEASON, and our new major sponsor BASS SURFBOARDS. With half of the season complete, Membership will be HALF PRICE for new members!
We also have PRESO NIGHT booked in for 25th November and CHRISTMAS PARTY on the 3rd December, after the Battle of the Bay.
Morgan Winch / More photos at Facebook ›
Greeted with solid 4-6ft swell, clean conditions and low tide mid morning, we surf very contestable peaks out the back with some fast hollow rights. This was the choice of the open surfers most of the day with some big turns and the odd tube.
The new group of girls had a super fun reform on the lower tide and made the most of the opportunity to surf one of the more challenging beaches on our coast and they did so very well. The level of surfing going down in the Cadets and Juniors is on the rise with a few making it through to the semi finals in the Opens (Jett & Gully) and in the finals the young lads put on a show with big turns on the right that got much better with the afternoon high tide.
The older divisions saw some great contests going down in tricky rights and the banter was in fine form! To close out the day the Open final was another level again with huge surfing from Mikey, Cal, Angus and Mike with the rights providing big walls and double ups to the beach. With a big turn out for comp #1 it was a rad day and I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the next comp! Tim Antonie pictured above on a boomer by Morgan Winch