Surf Coast Cup #3 has been called ON!!!!

The Geelong Freedivers Inc. Committee have called this Saturday ON for the 3rd Surf Coast Cup Spearfishing Comp.

The competition will be held at Point Roadknight. Meet at the Point Roadknight car park for an 8:00am sign-on and safety check.

This comp has a bit of a twist…. the comp will be the “hybrid” spearfishing / photography comp; in addition to the usual 5 species weigh-in limit for speared fish, you can submit photographs of scoring species, and that photo will attract the base score for that species.

Sign on must be done prior to the event, using the Competition entry form on the website.

This competition is open to all AUF members.

Once again, thanks to competition sponsor Continuum Fins for making this possible.

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Monthly meeting tonight

Hi everyone!

Don’t forget that the Geelong Freedivers Inc. Monthly meeting is happening tonight in the function room of the Sir Charles Hotham hotel in Geelong, kicking off at about 6:30pm.

Everyone is welcome, not just club members, so feel free to swing by, have a meal, have a drink, and have a chat about the club, spearfishing & freediving.

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AUF 6 Month Memberships are now available!

The AUF have updated their membership system to offer half yearly Senior and Junior memberships, at (almost) half price!

A full senior membership of the club (& the AUF, valid until the 31st of June) will now set you back a mere $60! What a bargain!

If you’re wanting to get a taste of the sorts of benefits that club membership can offer you, and don’t want to break the bank, now’s your chance!

Details on how to take advantage of this amazing offer can be found on the website.

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Club Meeting this Wednesday!

Don’t forget, we have a club meeting on this Wednesday night, the 9th of Jan, at the Sir Charles Hotham Hotel in Geelong.

Meeting kicks off at 6:30pm.

You don’t have to be a member of the club to attend our meetings, so feel free to drop in, grab a pot, grab a parmy, and have a chat about spearfishing, freediving, or anything water related!

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Surf Coast Cup Boat Comp scheduled for next weekend (19th / 20th Jan)

Next weekend, Geelong Freedivers Inc. have the boat competition component of our principal Spearfishing Competition Series – The Surf Coast Cup scheduled to be run.

Sunday the 20th will be the preferred day to run the event, with Saturday the 19th as the backup.

Event signup and payment is online via the club website event signup page, and must be completed 24 hours prior to the event commencement. We’ll get the event up on the signup page in the coming days.

Launch location will likely be either Queenscliff or Indented head boat ramps.

Final call as to if the event is going ahead, and details of the specific launch points and weigh in location, will be made on the Thursday night prior to the scheduled start of the event (the 17th). The announcement will be made on this news feed and our various Social Media channels.

The Surf Coast Cup Boat Comp is an enjoyable, fun, relaxed spearfishing event. Last year we even saw a Southern Blue Fin Tuna weighed in, so there is always the chance of finding and landing some excellent fish!

If you are planning on competing, please let us know ASAP (via FB – use the group, or email contact@geelongfreedivers.org.au) so we can get a good feel with regards to the number of competitors versus available boat places.

This event is open to all AUF members.

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Last meeting for the year this Wednesday (12th)

Hi all,

The last Geelong Freedivers Inc. meeting for the year will be taking place this Wednesday, the 12th of December. Meeting kicks off at the usual time (6:30pm), at the Sir Charles Hotham Hotel in Geelong. 

This meeting we will have Dave Torelli swinging by to talk to us about (amongst other things) the Australian Spearfishing Championships, being held next year in Port Fairy.

We’ll also have an exiting instalment of our “Species” Quiz, with a bit of a Christmas twist. 

The meeting is open to everyone, not just club members, so feel free to drop in, grab a meal, grab a drink, and say hello! 

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Photo Comp #2 (#1) is ON!!!!

The GFD Committee have decided to call ON the scheduled photofishing comp for this Sunday, the 2nd of December.

Even though this is scheduled as the “second” photofishing comp of the photofishing series, its will actually be the first, as the previous comp had yet to be run due to difficulties in getting suitable conditions.

Be at the Springs Beach carpark in Point Lonsdale at 9:00am on Sunday, for pre-comp safety briefing, gear check, and sign on.

As this coincides with a scheduled club social dive, club members who were not planning on competing in the photofishing series are welcome to attend & dive with us in a non-competing capacity.

This comp is open to all AUF members.

If you are planning on attending, ensure that you use the the competition entry form on the website to sign up prior to the event. For club members who wish to attend as a social dive, please use the “Social Dive” category when signing up.

Comp cost is $15 dollars, which includes post dive BBQ. Members attending for the social dive & want the BBQ, please ensure you check the BBQ option on the sign up form ($5).

As this is a marine park, make sure you leave your speargun at home.

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Club meeting is NOT this week

Hi all,

Just an FYI – our calendar had the incorrect date listed for this months club meeting. The calendar incorrectly listed this months meeting as being this Wednesday (tomorrow).

Our club meeting is in fact next Wednesday, 6:30pm, at the Sir Charles Hotham hotel. Apologies for the confusion.

All are welcome at the club meetings, member or not, so drop in for a meal, a drink, and a chat about diving on a single breath.

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The weather gods frown upon us

This weeks social dive, and the potentially rescheduled 1st photofishing competition, will not be happening this weekend, due to the particularly poor conditions forecast for this weekend.

 

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