Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Getting all 'Old School'
Meet Tundish, nice bloke who likes lying. like lying on the sofa and eating, playing computer games and watching T.V. He’s not just really good a lying he’s also a pretty motivated on getting involved in the local community and not to bad at the old I.T either and has helped me on numerous occasions, usually when I turn up at his door panicing about some dirty disease my laptop has picked up from somewhere. We’re also both on the Croyde Surf Club committee, which I might add is a thankless task of endless meetings about banner’s, gazebos, branding, club houses, spending grants and who can we pay to do elite training for a select few. God how times have changed what happened to surfing and surf clubs being about fun?
Well Tundish came up with the idea of getting all old school and the ‘Mojito Pro’ was born, which was going to be about booze, fun, fancy dress and getting surfers back into the club. Obviously time spent on this at one of the infamous meetings was minimal as it didn’t involve banner’s, gazebos, branding, club houses, spending grants and who can we pay to do elite training for a select few, but how much organisation does it actually take to hold a booze up with a little bit of surfing thrown in, exactly not a lot.
It was carnage as was expected with a good turnout of surfers and funnily enough spectators which are pretty unusual for a CSC contest, the winning team was obvious as it was a tag team timed event but the other winners of ‘best wave’ and ‘best Manoeuvre’ where decided by a panel of invalids, myself included in the Blue Groove over a Mojito and like any good surf contest bribes were accepted. The evening finished with the Cheers Bottle Shop challenge with the usual suspects making the final but with a huge shock upset in the final seconds with Cicely smashing a 9 second heat which no one could even get close too. I did a couple beach interviews which you can check out HERE and congratulations to all the winners, um I forgot who you all are but I am £20 better off. Thank you.