Maroubra Surfers Assn celebrates 50 years
50-year reunion to feature notables Larry Blair, Blake Thornton and others
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 March, 2013 : - - One of NSW’s first boardriders clubs, The Maroubra Surfers Association is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a reunion scheduled for the 4th of May, 2013. The reunion, which will be held at Maroubra Bowling Club, will see past, present and future champions from the iconic Eastern Sydney beach come together for the night.
MSA President, Corey Adams says: “There’s such a rich history behind the Maroubra Surfers Association. From the time we first launched in 1964 there’s been some incredible moments that have had a great impact on the sport of surfing. Larry Blair winning two Pipeline Masters was a massive feat as was Blake Thornton qualifying for the ASP World Tour a few years back.”
“These days the club currently has some of the strongest surfers, I believe, we’ve seen in 30 or so years. There’s people like Monty Tait, Max McGuigan, Jake Scott and Jackson Giles who all look like having a bright future as well as people like Blake Thornton and Mark Mathews who are making a big splash on the world stage.”
Throughout the sixties and seventies it wasn’t uncommon to see upwards of 450 competitors on the beach for an MSA meeting. Over the years the club has gone under various names including: MSRC - Maroubra Surf Riders Club; MSA - Maroubra Surfriders Assn; MBA - Maroubra Boardriders Assn. However, the club is currently back under the MSA logo.
More recently, the club finished 13th out of 35 teams at the 2013 Volcom Kirra Teams challenge on The Gold Coast. Tickets for the reunion are $100.00 or $60.00 per head. The $100 Ticket includes: MSA 50 Year pack: T-Shirt, cap, key ring, commemorative bottle of wine, finger food, all beer, wine and soft drinks. $60 Ticket includes: Finger food, all beer, wine & soft drinks.
There is a limited number of 300 tickets available. Anyone looking to attend the reunion can do so by checking out maroubramsa.com.au or by emailing bradwallace @ live.com.au
Source: Surfing NSW
Author: Ethan Smith
Tags: New South Wales, Maroubra, Surf Clubs