Victoria in winter, Oscar Lalor, photo by Lee Considine.
It’s not cold, just a little fresh. Penny, Captain Mick, and Surfcoast Longboarders mug. Every entrant in 2019 gets a Commemorative Keep Cup for hot soup, coffee, tea . . . or cold drinks in summer or if you’re up north.
Shooting the cold breeze at the 2018 Winter Classic in beanie and MASH hat are legendary longboard manufacturer George Rice and Glen Hutwick, one of the 2018 Open Mens semi-finalists.
Snug in hoodie and booties Brian Kuit keeps the heat in the final of the Over 50s at the 2018 Winter Classic.
13 July 19
“I saw the video of Alexandra Headland's Winter Classic on the PLB news feed this week and had to laugh. They run a great event and the surfing was high quality, but do they really call that winter?
“I saw guys in boardies! Looked like your average summer day down here. We throw out a challenge to anyone game enough to come south and experience a real Winter Classic: water temp = 10 C and air temp possibly lower - 4x3, booties and hoodies recommended.
“BTW we are having our inaugural 12-foot Invitational on at Torquay Point on the Saturday. The ‘gliders’ are alive and well down here. We'll send you some footage after the event.
"Finally, please don't forget the Charity Auction. We raised $8,000 last year for a local family whose child was battling cancer. And we are keen to beat that this year.”
- George, Surfcoast Longboarders Club Secretary
It’s on over the weekend of 27-28 July so if any of you northerners are keen to take up the challenge you better get on it.
Torquay Point on Saturday
Imposso’s or Spot on Sunday
Women’s: Juniors + Open + Logger + Over 40
Men’s: Juniors + Open + Logger + Over 40 + Over 50 + Over 60
ENTRIES ARE OPEN
Enter via Live Heats as follows:
OR IF THAT’S TOO MUCH CHECK HERE
Charity Auction Night:
Bells Beach Brewing, Saturday from 6.30 – Baines Crescent, Torquay