All photos: Diana Willis


DUNGA DAY, 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A celebration of longboards pre-dating 1967 and fin-less plywood beasts from the '50s, the annual Rob West Dunga Day saw a full house this year at the sleepy fishing village of Wooli on the New South Wales' beautiful North Coast. All divisions were chockers and the competitors had a blast surfing in a consistent three-foot swell.

Conditions were excellent as was the standard of the surfing. Along with the longboards, there was also a retro shortboard division for single-fins and twinnies pre-dating '75, with the boards way older than many of the competitors  

"Watching the crew throw around the retro pre '75s was more than impressive. The young guns showed some real style and added spice to both the Old Mal division and the Retro with some star-studded performances," said organizer and old mal afficienado Daffy Chisholm.

Seven Australian Boardrider clubs were represented this year, with Sawtell taking the honours in the Tag Team.

"The presso was back at the Wooli Hotel Motel who look after us excellently every year. Aqua Cats turned on an awesome night's entertainment to top of a brilliant day raising some great funds for Disabled Surfers Far North Coast.
More than a few brews were consumed during the evening in memory of our late and great mate Rob West. Many thanks to all the great helpers who make this event run smoothly every year," adds Daffy.

Big thanks also to all Dunga Day sponsors: Wooli Hotel Motel, Y Coast Real Estate, Maclean Variety Meats, Sunpatch Surf Shop Sawtell, Clarence Valley Council, the Lower Clarence Op Shops for the classic retro clothing, and to the many who make personal donations.

Winners: Old Mal: Isaac Fields
Retro: Brett Caller
Timber: Mike Pimm
Club Team: Sawtell Boardriders.

For more on the old mals: www.oldmalaustralia.com


Wood finalists - keeping their old girls wet.
Danny Cameron full speed on fin-free wood.
Isaac Fields and his sweet pre '67 longy.

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