Upcoming events

Central Coast Charity Longboard Challenge – 7am, Sunday, 19th February

February OBMC contest – 7am, Sunday, 26th February

March OBMC contest – 7am, Sunday, 26th March


Preso’s Report

Surfers are reminded that the 2017 membership fees are due at the Feb 26 contest. Fees are $60 male, $40 female and $10 for fulltime primary or secondary students. Social membership is available for $35. Social members can attend all OBMC events and are eligible to surf in the annual Old Mal Day and Charity Challenge only. Fees include your club t-shirt and dinner for yourself and partner at the annual presentation evening. A contest fee of $10 is applicable for each comp you surf which includes a ticket in the raffle for prizes donated by our sponsors. The raffle is conducted at the Ettalong Bowling Club at the completion of each contest. This year you no longer have to be present at the draw as each surfer will be given a ticket but those who do make the effort to come back to the bowlo will be given a bonus ticket. Prizes won by those not attending the draw will be on a pick up basis only. I will not be delivering them. Remember that Ettalong Bowling Club is our major sponsor.

If you choose to pay your membership by direct deposit please remember to include your name in the reference field. Account details are: Ocean Beach Malibu Club: St George Bank, Woy Woy, BSB: 112879, ACC: 119456970

New members are most welcome. An 8ft minimum length mal is applicable to senior male surfers while both juniors (under 16) and females may ride any size board as long as it is of Malibu shape (at the contest director’s discretion). Please note that most longboard clubs have a minimum 9ft requirement.


The 2017 annual general meeting conducted at the Ettalong Bowling Club on Sunday, 29th January brought about a few changes to proceedings, along with a couple of new committee members. We welcome Regan Russell and Rob Baranic to the committee and thank our outgoing social director Mel Sharpe for the tremendous effort she has put into the club during her three years with us. We also have a new vice-president with Darrell Young stepping up as my apprentice.

It was decided to revert back to a calendar year point score commencing in 2018. A contest will be added to January and the November date will now be used for the ‘Long John Memorial Old Mal Day’, hence getting it off the same weekend as the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, giving those who compete in the latter all of December to sober up….     The October contest this year will now be added to the 2017 point score and the 26th November will now be the date for the ‘Old Mal’. The 2017 presentation night will be held THAT evening. Remember to alter the dates on your events calendar. The Ettalong Bowling Club auditorium has already been booked so this year we will downsize the presentation and conduct it in the Ettalong Alfresco Brasserie after dinner.

While 2016 was by far the best year ever for member participation in running the contests, judging still has its problems with several surfers going home without advising any of the contest directors and leaving us short of judges. Therefore it was determined that a failure to show for judging will incur a 10 point penalty from your day’s points tally (at the contest director’s discretion). Please arrange with someone else to judge for you if you need to go or at least advise the contest director.

All contest, membership and sponsorship fees remain unchanged, as do the bbq and drink prices. It was also decided to purchase a new, all in one sound system along with a specially designed beach trolley which will make transporting the equipment to and from the beach much easier.  A photo of the new equipment can be viewed on the OBMC facebook page.

If any member would like a copy of the minutes of the meeting please let me know and I will email it to you.

The 2017 OBMC committee is:

President – Craig Coulton
Vice-President – Darrell Young
Treasurer – Matt Sing
Secretary – Ken Darby
Gear Steward – Craig Palmer
Contest Director – Garry Halliday
Assistant Contest Director 1 – Dave Hiscock
Assistant Contest Director 2 – Regan Russell
Social Director – Darrell Young
Social Committee – Simone Hallaran, Corey Barnes, Rob Baranic


The ‘4 way’ interclub contest against Shelly Beach Malibu Club, Wallarah Longboard Club and Central Coast Malibu Club is on this coming Sunday, 19th February at Shelly Beach. We would like to get the first heat in the water at 7am so try to get there by 6.30am as ‘nippers’ is on also and parking spots fill up quickly. As most would know by now, the tag team event has been dropped in preference for one ladies heat, one junior heat and as many open heats as time and conditions permit so as many surfers as possible get to compete. Everyone is welcome to come to support your favourite club. It is a charity day and raffle prizes are available so bring some cash with you!!!

Finally, I wish to thank all of our sponsors who once again have come on board to support our great little club. We couldn’t do it without you!


Craig C.

Next Competition

Central Coast Charity Longboard Challenge – 7am, Sunday, 19th February

February OBMC contest – 7am, Sunday, 26th February

March OBMC contest – 7am, Sunday, 26th March



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


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.
Specialists in LPG installation & service.


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.
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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Ocean Beach Malibu Club