Sandshoes and The Point have joined forces to stage the inaugural Battle of the Reefs.
The tournament – scheduled for 24-25 September – will be officially in Honour of John Murray.
The wave riding clash of the year will see the best surfers of both clubs joined at the hip to celebrate each organisation’s history and commitment to boardriding on the two Reefs that Rule – The Point and Shoes.
The contest will forge a strong new relationship, test the abilities of each club’s male and female surfers, allow the Clubs to jointly celebrate the life of John Murray, generate new friendships and pave the way for a new annual surfing showdown.
The Point have graciously agreed to stage the first joint event at Shoes, with the 2017 contest taking place at The Point.
The Battle of the Reefs will feature a contest starring Open, Juniors, Grommets and Women of both clubs.
It will be topped off by a Giant Barbecue that will bring together the members, families and friends of both clubs.
The Point’s Administrators have already clinched a strong set of sponsors that will join with Shoes’s sponsors to provide an array of prizes for the best performing surfers on the day.
A Championship Shield will be created, with the aim of saluting the winning club each year for many years to come.
The contest will be held on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on wave conditions.
More details as they come to hand. But please put 24-25 September on your calendars.
In the meantime, Shoes thank and support the Club’s mighty sponsors: Dr John Murray,Only Organic Foods,PCC Surboards, Tina and Nicole’s Home Delivery, Surf Trading Company, WJ Partners Accountants, Vestal, Tengirri Surf Charters, Northies, Lipman Construction, Cronulla Travel, Little Parrot, and Triple Bull.