Upcoming events

Next contest: 7am, Sunday, 28th January, 2018,
followed by the annual Central Coast Charity Longboard Challenge
to be held at Catherine Hill Bay on Sunday, 4th February, 2018.

Preso’s Report

Firstly I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of our 2017 sponsors for their generous support throughout the year and to wish each of you,  your families and staff a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

I would also like to introduce three new sponsors for the 2018 season. Brett Wakelin is well known to the longer term members in the club, being our club champion back in 2008. Brett and brother Troy will be sponsoring under the banner of the WSG Group which specialise in plumbing, electrical and roofing. John Wilson who has been surfing with us for five years now has also come on as a sponsor with his business John Wilson Carpentry Services. Between the two companies we have most of your building requirements covered. Sally Oman surfed with us for a while several years ago before leaving the area. Sally has returned in a big way as the owner-operator of Sals Surf School, teaching our future members how to commence the best lifestyle in the world.

For those who have already received their 2018 OBMC calendar, please note that the dates between the AGM and the Central Coast Charity Longboard Challenge (CCCLC) have been swapped. The CCCLC against Shelly Beach Malibu Club, Wallarah Longboard Club and Central Coast Malibu Club is now on February 4 at Catherine Hill Bay and the annual general meeting is on at 2pm, Sunday, February 18 at the Ettalong Bowling Club.

Our board sponsor BIG BOYS BOARDS has just moved into a new shopfront premises, sharing the shop with the Ettalong Barber. The new shop is located at 2/271 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach. The barber, Kevin Ellis, also a longboard surfer, has been selling boards at his barber shop for several years and will now be handling BIG BOYS BOARDS sales as well, so for all of your wetsuit, wax, legropes, deckgrips or even a new or used board, long or short, drop in and have a chat with Corey or Kevin.

The 2017 Brisbane Water Oyster Festival was a huge success for us selling tickets in our Christmas raffle. Thank you to all who helped out on the day and I remind members that we will be selling tickets on West St, Umina on Saturday 16th December,  until 1.00pm,  when we then move the sales into the Ettalong Bowling Club until the draw at 3.00pm. The raffle will be drawn by the Ettalong Bowling Club duty manager so you still have a chance of winning a Big Boys Boards 9’2” malibu, a two night stay at the Mantra, Ettalong Beach or a Karcher high pressure cleaner.

The Ettalong Alfresco Brasserie hosted our 2017 presentation night on Sunday, November 26, providing us with outstanding meals once again. Not surprisingly, Mitch Conwell took the Club Champion trophy home with him while young Olivia Edwards won the Ladies Club Champion for 2017 in what was a great season for her. Alan Copelin, who is always one of the first to jump in where help is needed won the 2017 Clubman of the Year. Gary Sing successfully defended his Old Mal Champion title, winning the Long John Memorial Old Mal Day earlier that day. Dave Hiscock was the lucky winner of the 9’2” Big Boys Boards malibu in the members’ raffle draw.

The full results of the presentation are:

Under 18’s: 1st Olivia Edwards, 2nd Josh Stewart.

Over 18’s: 1st Mitch Conwell, 2nd Artie Kopylov, 3rd Terry Wilson.

Over 45’s: 1st Gavin Edwards, 2nd Garth Willison, 3rd Darrell Young.

Over 50’s: 1st Alan Copelin, 2nd Trevor Stewart, 3rd Mick Day.

Over 55’s: 1st Garry Halliday, 2nd Craig Coulton, 3rd Craig Palmer.

Over 60’s: 1st John Rodney, 2nd Ron Stockings, 3rd Daryl Anderson.

Long John Memorial Old Mal: 1st Gary Sing, 2nd Mitch Conwell, 3rd Gavin Edwards, 4th Garry Halliday.

Five Year Membership: John Wilson, Deb Stening, Jim Kerrison, Graeme Carroll.

100% Attendance: Simone Hallaran, Craig Coulton, Mitch Conwell, Alan Copelin, Regan Russell.

Ultimate Dipstick: Garry Halliday.

Slice n Dice: Terry Wilson.

Ladies Club Championship: 1st Olivia Edwards, 2nd Liz Ambler, 3rd Angi Smith.

Club Championship: 1st Mitch Conwell, 2nd Garry Halliday, 3rd Craig Coulton.

Lucky Door Prize: Darrell Young.

Booby Prize: Regan Russell.

Members’ Raffle Board: Dave Hiscock.


Thanking you all for a very successful 2017 and wishing all of our members, sponsors and friends all the very best for the Christmas period and a very happy and safe new year. Our first contest for 2018 is on Sunday, 28th January at 7.00am. We meet at the Umina Surf Club and new members are most welcome! Registrations will be taken that day. Membership fees are Men $60, ladies $40, full time primary or secondary school students $10, Social $35. All membership fees include your club t-shirt and end of year presentation dinner for you and your partner.  If you wish to know more about the OBMC give me a ring on 0412 616 368,  email obmc@optusnet.com.au or visit our website at www.oceanbeachmalibuclub.com.au or search for Ocean Beach Malibu Club  on Facebook.


Craig Coulton. (President)



Next Competition

Next contest: 7am, Sunday, 28th January, 2018,

followed by the annual Central Coast Charity Longboard Challenge
to be held at Catherine Hill Bay on Sunday, 4th February, 2018.




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 obmc@optusnet.com.au
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


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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.
Web: www.ettalongbowlingclub.net

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

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.
Web: www.lawbuildingdesign.com.au
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.
Web: www.suresearch.com.au
Pipe, cable & leak detection.
2/217 West St, Umina Beach, 2257. Ph: 1300884520.

Janet Lyons.
Web: www.weresportswear.com.au
Unit 1, 13-15 Mutu St, Woy Woy, 2256. Ph: 4341 5123.

Web: www.eaglesplumbing.com.au
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: www.gosprint.com.au
Unit 9, 11 Cochrone St Kincumber 2251.
Ph: 4368 4442.

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

Wayne Lawler. Web: www.deepwatersigns.com.au
16 Rawson Rd, Woy Woy NSW 2256.
Mbl: 0418 434 430. Email: prosigns@bigpond.net.au

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

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