The Southland Boardriders Association have introduced a great new initiative to their activities with a Surf Market and Swap Meet scheduled to take place at Tree’s, Colac Bay this Saturday, 27 February.
The Market and Swap meet will take place in conjunction with the annual Southland Scholastic Surf Competition scheduled for that day. The Scholastic’s competition is an annual event for all school aged kids but for the first time this year it will be complemented by the Swap Meet and sale of second-hand surf gear.
Anyone looking to sell any old or new surfboards, wetsuits or other surf products can bring them along to the Sale Tent at the venue between 8.00am and 10.00am on the day. The sale itself will commence at 10.00am giving the public a great opportunity to buy or swap gear.
Southland Boys High School are the reigning Scholastic Champions but Thornbury School were a very close second last year. Seasoned observers are picking young female surfers Keita Thomas, Fern Teryl-Smith, Katie Oliver and Taria Woodward as the ones to watch this year.
The next major event on the surf calendar here in the south after the Scholastic Championships is the biggest competition of the year, the Colac Bay Classic scheduled for weekend of 13th and 14th of March.
The Southland Boardriders Association is a club of 140 members aged between 4 and 70-plus years old.
The club exists to encourage, promote and advance the sport of surfboard riding in Southland. It also supports and promotes environmental concerns and issues particularly around water quality and the coast environment and has a spirit of co-operation with any other group whose objectives are the same or similar to the clubs own.