Gaz Morgan’s Wave Rave
GAZ Morgan here, giving everyone this week’s Wave Rave from the surf scene around the Byron Shire.
First up I want to say a big congratulations to my brother Maddog and his mate Plate for doing so much for so many surfers and helping out so many charities by donating product to raise funds around Byron Bay and beyond.
Maddog of course is my brother John who, along with co-founder Mark Plater, have just shut up shop out at Maddog Surfboards after 40 years in the local surfing business.
As John said, “ I have really loved having the business and providing employment for so many people in such a cool industry, but I can do without all the bulls@#t that goes with it.”
There have been some great waves for the past week here in town as well as all other spots around the Shire.
Then the northerly hit on Monday and the Bay got smashed and as we all know Tallow Beach does not like the south swells hitting there.
The Pass would have to be the pick with the new slabs of sand washing around with the latest southerly swells coming up the coast.
The winds are fickle at the moment but always off-shore somewhere in The Bay.
Last Thursday Night we had the BK Memorial Special Awards at the Bowlo.
The Byron Bay Boardriders Club had a slide show with all the action from the weekend of surfing at this years’ event, courtesy of Krackafoto.
Also having a run was the Old Classic Local film, Bay of the Dead, a film by Local film maker and surfer, Johnny Abegg.
There was also some awards handed out to local surfers from the recent Ben King Classic.
Best tube ride went to Bryce Cameron along with the nod for being the highest placed Byron Bay Boardrider Club member in the competition.
The best junior award went to Taj Richmond and the master award went to Lee Miller.
President’s Award went to Tezu Harrison who was awarded a Mt Woodgee Surfboard.
The best local judge was judged to be Rob Van Iersel and the Wrencher family got the gong for best embodying the spirit of the BK Classic.
And last but by no means least, the highly coveted Best Wipe Out Award went to young Duke Wrencher.
The next Byron Bay Boardriders surfing contest is coming up at 7am this Sunday, July 17 at the Wreck.
Happy days and catch you in the waves. Gaz- StyleSurfingByronBay.