17.6 C
Byron Shire
April 23, 2024

30 hit the water for Lennox Longboarders

Latest News

Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

Other News

REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

It’s been a long wait, but two years on from the 2022 flood REDinc in Lismore have announced the official opening of a new Performing Arts Centre.

Mayor defends promoting sale of Wallum lots

Is the role of mayor Michael Lyon as a negotiator with Wallum developers, Clarence Property, compromised? With talks with...

Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.

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.

The bridges of Ballina Council

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges.

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

A young Lennox surfer shows his style in the grommet round last weekend. Photo Veronica Silver

Crystal Cylinders

The Lennox Longboarders held their March club round on Sunday at Lennox Main beach with thirty members competing.

Conditions were good to start but a strong NE wind kicked in later.

A herd of grommets had an expression session at the halfway mark, bringing a smile to all their faces and those of the seniors looking on. 

Winning the day was Will Petrie, who handled the small conditions well and pulled off some good moves. 

Eleanor Robertson was the best in the ladies. 

There was also a welcome to new members, Brendan (dad) and Tasman Cahill.

Results 

Firsts: Will Petrie, Brendon Cahill, Rob Rye, John Eddy, Dan Naughton (did not surf second round).

Seconds: Matt Durkin, Jake Ryan, James Foster, Tasman Cahill, Emily Simmonds.

Thirds: Eleanor Robertson, Jess Cohen, Tom O’Dwyer, Grant Ryan, Angus Gover.

Fourths: Gary Alford, Greg Gover, Terry Kay, Una Durkin, Meg Smith (didn’t surf second round).  

Sixths: Andrew Thomas, Roz Brown, Veronica Silver, Luca Barriskill. 

New for women

On International Women’s Day the WSL announced a couple of new features they will be adding to their events.

The first Championship Tour (CT) event to award equal prize money for women will take place this April in Queensland, where the WSL will also launch a global beachside engagement program for girls, called the Rising Tides – WSL Girls Program.

At each women’s CT stop the WSL will offer clinics in order to inspire the next generation of female surfers. 

There will also be a new content series this year called the WSL Heritage Series that will feature notable women in the sport – trailblazers, record-breakers and vanguard activists that have helped pave the way. 

The series will include well-known figures like Byron Shire’s Pauline Menacer. 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...