On Friday 2 August the Encounter Surf Team attended the last event on the school surfing calendar, the Teams Event. This year the event was held at the Dump where students were blessed with 2ft clean conditions.

The Teams Event consisted of five surfers: Maddie
Cannell, Arie Minenko, Bailey Torok, Leo Torok, and Zach Palmer
as our Power Surfer. Each surfer could only catch a total of three waves within a 60-minute time period; however, their best two waves went towards the team’s total score. Zach, our Power Surfer, could catch a total of three waves and all of his waves were eligible to be counted. All surfers ripped throughout the day, and they did an excellent job representing our college. Although we were proud of the students finishing fourth in the
finals, we were most proud of ways the students
conducted themselves and their sportsmanship on the day.

I also want to use this opportunity to thank the parents who have supported the Surf Club throughout the year. The kind words, hot chips, coffees (for staff) and birthday cakes have been much appreciated. As Mr Ling and I give up a lot of our time to running the Surf Club during school and out of school hours, your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated.

Mr Dan Ruiz & Mr Tom Ling