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Lennox Head surfers recognised at awards as new members boost All Girl Surfriders

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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.

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Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

An influx of beginners boosted this year’s All Girls Surfriders.

Lennox Head locals Mikey McDonagh and Craig Parry were finalists at the 2018 Australian Surfing Awards held on the Gold Coast last week.

McDonagh was a finalist in the Male Rising Star award and Parry was a finalist in the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year category.

McDonagh was also the best of our locals at the WSL QS1000 Vissla Central Coast Pro held at Avoca Beach.  He finished in equal 17th with Byron Bay’s Kyuss King and Lennox Head’s  Zac Condon finishing equal 33rd.

All girls

The All Girls Surfriders club held their first competition round for 2018 at Lennox Beach and president Jane Collins said there was a great turnout to kick off the club’s 27th year.

‘We have had a substantial rise in numbers this year with noticeable increases in our senior beginner, junior beginner and junior intermediate divisions.

‘We are also running a social division this year called Soul Surfers. This division swaps boards each club round, giving the surfers the opportunity to have some fun surfing with different equipment.

‘It was really great to see everyone surfing confidently, judging and supporting one another throughout the day. We are looking forward to our next contest which will be held on Sunday March 25. Jane said.

Results

Junior Beginner: Keke Brain

Junior Intermediate: Poppy Hand

Senior Beginner: Jenna Harper

Senior Intermediate: Sylvie Hoarau

Longboards: Maz Pentecost

Soul Surfers: Marika Iilc


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