15.4 C
Byron Shire
April 21, 2021

‘Morning of the Mo’ surfers raise money for men’s health

Latest News

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

Other News

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Byron Bay wants Byron Baes to back off

Faster than speeding reality TV producer, members of the Byron community have swiftly mounted a multi-pronged attack against the proposed ‘influencer’ based Netflix show Byron Baes.

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and...

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

‘Morning of the Mo’ surfers can only compete using their retro single-fin boards.

Crystal Cylinders

Morning of the Mo is now in its 14th year and raises money and awareness for men’s mental health with all funds raised going to the Movember Foundation.

It was established in 2006 by Ballina’s Nat Johnson and his work colleague Travis Garone and is based on the iconic surf film ‘Morning of the Earth’.

‘Why don’t we do a Morning of the Mo themed contest? We wanted to be super respectful to all the Morning of the Earth guys, so we got in contact with Alby Falzon (film director) and ran past what we wanted to do, and he gave the event his blessing. We wanted to pay homage to those guys and bring it to the modern world,’ Johnsen said.

The criteria to win the Morning Of The Mo sees competitors battling it out under the guise of an alter ego in one part surf contest, one part dance off.

‘We break it into two categories, there’s the surfing event and then there’s the night event, which is the dance off. To win the overall event you have to come in character at 7am and hold that character right through by surfing in costume, and head to the after party at the Byron Brewery and dance off.” 

The top four in the surfing category were James Wood, Marcus Aboody, Tom Steele and Trent Carn. The overall style master award went to Nathan Meredith who came as ‘Randy Savage’ and won the amazing single fin surfboard shaped by Gunther Rohn.


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

Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also see some accountability from councils...

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for maintaining her house in a...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’ on the Backlash page. I...