Longboard club back in the surf after long break

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Geraldton Longboard Club ex president Brian Hood (left), Tony Harriss, Sean Roles, and president Peter Taylor prepare to hit the waves.
Camera IconGeraldton Longboard Club ex president Brian Hood (left), Tony Harriss, Sean Roles, and president Peter Taylor prepare to hit the waves. Credit: Supplied/Supplied, Geraldton Longboard Club

Geraldton Longboard Club will be riding the waves this year after taking a break last season.

Club president Jon Olden said the club was planning its first monthly event for the season on Sunday at Coronation Beach before having a sausage sizzle, and would update people if the location changed because of conditions.

He said the club could lend boards to people who wanted to try longboarding and also supply a lift to anyone who did not have a four-wheel-drive to access the break.

Judy Dann surfed well across two divisions, taking second place in the women's open and third in the open eight foot division.
Camera IconJudy Dann surfed well across two divisions, taking second place in the women's open and third in the open eight foot division. Credit: Geraldton Longboard Club

The club was focusing on the social aspect and getting people involved in enjoying epic conditions.

While not expecting a huge swell, the club was planning to have fun anyway. “Bring your swimmers and bring your partners,” Olden said.

“It’s going to be a beautiful weekend.

“We’re more likely to get sunburnt than we are to catch waves, but it’s about having a good time and getting to know each other.”

The club’s season was cancelled last year. The club will be posting updated information on its Facebook page.

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