Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal and Old Log Rally 2016: the 20th year
On Saturday November 12th Palm Beach Longboarders held their 20th annual Old Mal-Old Log Rally at....Palm Beach!
The inaugural Palm Beach Old Mal Rally was held on Saturday March 23, 1996 at Palm Beach, Sydney in conjunction with the council-run Pittwater Festival.
The contest was conceived by the Palm Beach Longboarders Club to promote sportsmanship, competition and traditional surfing. It also aimed to raise funds for The Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) and the club to be actively involved in The Pittwater Festival of 1996.
The contest is about the style and boards used pre-1968 and the judges' aim was to look for classic 60's style of surfing. Manoeuvers such as hang ten, hang five, drop knee turns, soul arch, Standing Island pull-out, stalls, head dips, and of course tube riding were the focus of the day.
The Palm Beach Longboarders Club, which commenced in 1995, springs from the earlier Hole in the Wall Longboard Union.
You can read more about this great local club, and find out how to get involved through their Profile page.
Below run some of the great captures of this year's action courtesy of up and coming local photographer Jacqueline Andronicus who will feature as our Artist of the Month for January 2017!
2017 will also herald the 21st Palm Beach Longboarders, sure to be a great 'coming of age' surfest for all - more next year on this.
Results courtesy of Peter English: