Postponed January Contest

Postponed January Contest

Hi everyone & a warm welcome to all of our new members.

So far for 2018 we have signed 22 new members plus 4 returning members with more to follow I believe.
It’s going to be a very big year!

This coming Sunday (4/2/18) sees the annual Central Coast Charity Longboard Challenge with the OBMC up against Shelly Beach Malibu Club, Wallarah Longboard Club and the Central Coast Malibu Club up at Catherine Hill Bay (middle car park). The first heat will be in the water at 7am sharp so could all competitors please be there by 6.30am. The long range forecast is looking excellent on the wave front, with a 1.5m SE swell along with moderate SSW winds swinging to the south around 11am but getting lighter as the day progresses.

Please note this is a charity fundraiser being hosted by the Wallarah club so don’t be shy to bring some cash to buy raffle tickets & food. There is a new log to be won, along with lots of other prizes. The log can be viewed on the OBMC or Wallarah facebook pages.

If you have no plans for this Sunday, come on up & cheer on the OB team.

The next OBMC club round is the February contest on Sunday 25th. This will be followed by the postponed January comp on Sunday, 4th March.

Sals Surf School have several girls progressing through the school who have joined us this year, so at the end of the first round each comp we will be running an unofficial heat to give the girls some practice under contest conditions.

Our annual general meeting is to be held in the Ettalong Bowling Club at 2pm on Sunday, 18th February. Everyone is welcome, so come & nominate for a committee position.

Craig Coulton.
0412 616 368

2018 Membership Application

2018 Membership Application

Hi members.
I hope you all had an enjoyable Xmas and New Year period.
The 2018 OBMC membership application form, Code of conduct and Big Boys Boards cash back card application forms are linked below for download.
If you can print and complete the required forms prior to the registration day on January 28 it will save us considerable time on the day.
Sponsors, there is no need for your personal details unless you will be surfing with us too. Please have whoever you nominate as your second member fill in an application also.
Sally Oman from ‘Sals Surf School’ will be bringing along a few of her students to the contest and will also be celebrating their 1st birthday with a few drinks at the Jungle Tree at the completion of the comp. We may even progress to Umina Surf Club’s Sunday Sips.

Craig C.

OBMC Code of Conduct

OBMC Code of Conduct

Results of the 2017 Christmas Raffle

Results of the 2017 Christmas Raffle

The results of the 2017 OBMC Christmas Raffle were:

1st prize: Kevin Reid – Bensville – Ticket number 2361.

2nd prize: Dave Hiscock – Nth Gosford – Ticket number 1710.

3rd prize: Simone Hallaran – Umina Beach – Ticket number 469.

Thank you to everyone who supported our raffle and especially to those who helped sell tickets.


Christmas Raffle Winner 2017




Tickets are now available for the 2017 Members’ Board Raffle

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Members’ Board Raffle

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Members’ Board Raffle. It’s a 9’2″ Big Boys Boards malibu, also featuring the new ‘Shapers – Spine-Tek’ technology. Tickets are only available to financial members & sponsors so this will probably be the best chance you will ever have of winning a new longboard.

Drawn at the presentation evening on Sunday, November 26. Tickets will be available at the Long John Memorial Old Mal Day or at the presentation that evening.

If you wish to buy tickets but cannot make it to the old mal or presentation, you can either arrange to see me at home or direct deposit the money to the OBMC account, BSB:112879, ACC:119456970. If direct depositing please send an email to to advise me & once the money is credited I will return an email with your ticket numbers. Ticket prices are: $5 each, $10 for three, $20 for eight or $50 for twenty four tickets. Good luck!

Cheers, Craig.


2017 Ocean Beach Malibu Club’s Christmas raffle will be on sale at this Sunday’s Brisbane Water Oyster Festival (12/11/17)

2017 Ocean Beach Malibu Club’s Christmas raffle will be on sale at this Sunday’s Brisbane Water Oyster Festival (12/11/17)

Tickets in the 2017 Ocean Beach Malibu Club’s Christmas raffle will be on sale at this Sunday’s Brisbane Water Oyster Festival (12/11/17), – Red section, site 93a, opposite the old Ettalong Motel. We will also be selling them on West St, Umina on Saturday, 16th December until 1pm.
1st prize is the Big Boys Boards 9’2″ malibu surfboard (see photos) featuring the all new SHAPERS ‘SPINE-TEK’ technology.
2nd prize is two nights accommodation at the Mantra Ettalong (Sun-Thurs) courtesy of Ettalong Beach Apartments.
3rd prize is a ‘Karcher’ K2 Basic Plus1600psi High Pressure Washer. Tickets are $2 each / three for $5 / eight for $10 / twenty for $20.
Drawn at 3pm on Saturday, 16th December at the Ettalong Bowling Club.
OBMC Newsletter – April 2017

OBMC Newsletter – April 2017

Upcoming events

Next contest – Sunday, 30th April at 8am.

Preso’s Report

I remind surfers that the contest start time reverts to 8am from the upcoming April comp through to and including the August contest.

The 2017 club t-shirts will be allocated to financial club members at the April comp. Those who cannot attend the contest can ring me on 0412 616 368 to arrange collection.

Surfing NSW is again conducting a “Surfers Rescue 24/7 Program” first held back in 2013. This is a FREE, 3 hour course which involves practical training to teach you techniques on how to use your surfboard as a life saving device, as well as CPR training. A certificate is issued after completing the course. Please advise me if you are interested in participating and I will notify you when a date has been determined. The group will comprise members of the OBMC, GRUBS and Umina Boardriders in order to get sufficient numbers to hold the course.

There are still a few videos of the November 2016 and February 2017 contests remaining courtesy of Peter Walsh. These are only $5 each & both contain additional footage worth the money on its own. Rather than making individual contest videos, Pete will now do a compilation of three or four comps per disc.

The committee last month voted on whether to allow ‘soft boards’ to compete in OBMC contests. It was overwhelmingly approved so if you know anyone who only has a soft board but would like to compete anyway, let them know. The boards must still be of Malibu shape and the 8ft limit still applies to senior men.


March contest report

The return to competition of both Chris Irwin and Ben Scully-Hawkins after  a couple of years absence was always going to make things that little bit harder for the current championship leader Mitch Conwell. All three were round one winners, along with Craig Coulton making up the four finalists. Some great surfing from Benny saw him come away with first place with Mitch in second, while the old fella at least knocked off one of the young hot shots to place third by just 0.2 of a point ahead of Chris Irwin. It’s great to have you back guys and we look forward to some much more even battles throughout the year.

Garth Willison took out the second’s from Gavin Edwards and Darrell Young in third place while young Olivia Edwards, showing much improvement recently, managed to edge out Richie McClelland in the thirds with Gillian Moran in third spot. Richie is no slouch on any type of surfboard so that was certainly one tremendous effort by Olivia. The fourth’s saw the unofficial battle of the over 60’s (with the exception of Angi) with Ron Stockings taking the honours from Daryl (Ozzie) Anderson and John Rodney in third place. Craig Palmer was too good for the rest of the field in the fifth’s, with Artie Kopylov another to show great improvement recently placing second and Alan Copelin in third.

I still need names for anyone interested in a lawn bowls tournament against some of the other sporting clubs which are sponsored by the Ettalong Bowling Club, most likely to be held in August.


Craig C.



Next Competition

OBMC contest – 8am, Sunday, 30th April


OBMC – Classifieds

Items for sale are available to the general public.
To all members & sponsors
If you have anything to sell, wish to purchase or just want to advertise, ring Craig on 0412 616 368 or email the ad to
Please notify Craig if your item sells or you no longer wish to advertise it.


Ken McDonald 9’6″ x 22 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
Contact Bruce Doyle on 0407 891 996


Sponsor’s Specials


Peninsula Car Repairs 26-28 Alma Ave, Woy Woy. 4344 6844 or 4344 4422.

All mechanical repairs. New tyre fitting and balancing now available.
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If you wish to advertise any products or special offers, please feel free to use this page.


Ocean Beach Malibu Club – Sponsors

Please support the sponsors who support the OBMC.

 Ettalong-bowling ETTALONG BOWLING CLUB –  4341 0087
103 Springwood St, Ettalong Beach 2257.

Corey Barnes (Shultz).
2/400 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach. (Up rear stairs opposite P.O)
Ph: 0425 264 633 Web:

Ed & Raelene Sheppard.
326 West St, Umina Beach, 2257. Ph: 4341 2322.

Matt Anthony.
325 West St, Umina Beach, 2257.
Ph: 4341 8917.

Mark Campbell.
182 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy, 2256.
Ph: 4341 1411.  (Rawson Rd: 4341 1956)

Tony Irwin.
54 Memorial Ave, Woy Woy, 2256.
Ph: 4341 5162.

Louise Williams.
110 Helmsman Blvd, St Huberts Island, 2257. Ph: 4341 7371.

Brent Olsson.
6 Korina Ave, Umina Beach, 2257.
Ph: 4341 8288.  Mob: 0418 290 483

Glen Wakelin.
Pipe, cable & leak detection.
2/217 West St, Umina Beach, 2257. Ph: 1300884520.

Janet Lyons.
Unit 1, 13-15 Mutu St, Woy Woy, 2256. Ph: 4341 5123.

57 Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy. Ph: 4341 7892 or 244 Manns Rd, West Gosford.
Ph: 4323 4700.

Karen & Iain.
Shop 1, 311 Trafalgar Ave, Umina Beach, 2257.
Ph: 4342 5396.

Kevin Dewar. 56 Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy, 2256.
Ph: 4342 4646.

Dave Moulton.
2 Mountain Ash Way, Umina Beach, 2257.
Ph: 0412 711 269.

Gavin Edwards. Web:
Unit 9, 11 Cochrone St Kincumber 2251.
Ph: 4368 4442.

Jason McKay. Web:
2/263 Oceanview Rd, Ettalong Beach, 2257.
Mbl: 0432 055 804.

Wayne Lawler. Web:
16 Rawson Rd, Woy Woy NSW 2256.
Mbl: 0418 434 430. Email:

Karen and Jeff
(Inside the Ettalong Bowling Club).
Ph: 4341 0944.

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