It was a big weekend in the East. The Bondi Big Paddle went down in howling wind and rain but it didn’t seem to worry anyone as competitors gave it their all, producing some all time classic paddle battles. Congratulations to Whippet, Nicole and Gina for pulling off a great event in testing conditions. Race winners included – Duno, Bacon, Hoppo, Cory Oliver, Troy Quinlan and Pete Meyer. Big thanks to Ray White Unlimited, SUP Love and Bondi Icebergs for their support in sponsoring it.
By Sunday morning, all that nasty weather we suffered through for most of last week was gone and the sun was back to its blazing best. As a bonus, we were also blessed with a few, clean off shore N-E lines of swell.
A memorial was held and Bronte for one of the beaches great surfers from the 70’s, Gary Cronk. It was a huge roll up from the old crew and after a paddle out to spread Gary’s ashes, everyone settled into a great afternoon BBQ on the grass. Big thanks to Gary Mooney and Jay Carter for organizing the day and to Rob Bruns and The Bronte Boardriders Club for the loan of their equipment and support.
It’s going to be a beauty out there today, so don’t forget to slip, slop, slap. Have a great week everyone!