January 12 - 18, 2014: Issue 145

 Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival – January 10th, 2014 

A fun event with some serious (???!) competition – followed by the presentation, bbq and drinks at the club, Masters Captain of Palm Beach SLSC Gordon Lang organises one of the best little carnivals each year. After having to almost dive out the way of men and women who are faster and stronger across the beach and in the water then many, you'd be challenged at even half the age of this large family to keep up with this lot!

Teams members from every club from Manly to Palm Beach competed in this no holds barred carnival in balmy breezes at Palm Beach on Friday. There was pushing, there was shoving...no...there was laughter, teams cheering each other on as much as their own members. With all events run in just under two hours, and an emphasis on fun and fitness where everyone seems to know each other by first or nickname, this is a family, first, last, and always.

Sponsored by Mrs Sippy, Bennett Racing Technology, Manly Wharf Hotel, The London and L J Hooker of Palm Beach

Opened each year by Adrian Curlewis’s son Ian with the swim event, this carnival proves keeping yourself on the sand and in the water is keeping yourself fast, flexible and fit.

Teams of 4, with each requiring a lady or an over 50 years member or composite teams with members from different surf clubs, quickly raced through a Swim, Board Relay, Ski Relay, Taplin and a Sprint Relay. Some paddlers found choppy waves surging over the bank close to shore a bit challenging as sets seemed to come in just as competitors were heading out in each relay but everyone kept going and finished. 

The Avalon team of Bobby Richardson, Ross Bidencope and Col Campbell won this year.  A great time was had by all ... a 100% inspirational way to begin the year, absolutely love it!!!

Please remember we have a policy of giving you your photos of you since they're yours in the first place - simply right click on all our images and 'save as' for your own Family Albums - or drop us an email and we'll get larger copies to you. We'll be at Avalon SLSC's BIG SWIM today but will get them to you early next week at: pittwateronlinenews@live.com.au 

Please include a description of what you want as we're really not that psychic.

Some of the action:

The Briefing

 The Swim 

Board Relay 

Ski Relay 


The Taplin 

No Interference Ruled !!!!??? 

The Sprint 

Some Teams 

Palm Beach.

Avalon and Newport. 


Narrabeen + support crew.

Dee Why. 


The Whole Team 

Pictures by A J Guesdon, 2014.