The final round of the Surf Coast Cup is going to be held this Sunday at Kennett river.
After watching the wind for the past week and umm’ing and ahhh’ing and putting a poll up we have decided that Kennett will be the place to go and to do it on the Sunday so we get that extra day of offshore winds to help clean things up a bit.
Meeting point will be the carpark at the surf life saving club at 8am. Sign up via the website prior. We can organise some car pooling via the forum (fb group).
As discussed at the February club meeting, we’ve decided to bring the final Surf Coast Cup competition (the “shore” comp) forward by one month. It will now be held in place of the previously slated March Underwater Photography Competition, with this comp being postponed until April sometime. The club calendar has been updated to reflect these date changes.
The final Surf Coast Cup comp will now be held on Sunday, the 25th of March. Specific location and time will be announced closer to the date, with a final call made the Friday before. Keep an eye on the news section of the GFD website, or our various social media accounts for information as it comes in.
Dont forget we have a club meeting tonight! This meeting is open to all, so come on down to the Sir Charles Hotham at 6:30pm to have a drink, a meal, and a chat about what the club is up to and spearfishing in general
Apologies for the late notice, but due to valentines day, and to avoid any potential conflicts with your spouses, the club committee has decided to reschedule this months club meeting to next Wednesday (the 21st).
Meeting will start at the usual time (6:30pm) at the Sir Charles Hotham hotel in Geelong. As usual, you dont have to be a member to attend, so feel free to drop in and say hello.
In other news, Southern Freedivers Inc. will be holding the 3rd annual ‘Blue Fin Battle’ this weekend in Portland. With a cash prize of $500 dollars for the winning pair, and other cash prizes on offer, if the spearfishing itself isnt enough to lure you down to Portland, maybe the prospect of making mad bank will be.
More information is available on the SFD website forum competition section, with an info pack to be posted soon (presumably at the same link). For more info, check that link in the coming days, or keep an eye on their Facebook page.
On Sunday, Geelong Freedivers Inc. hosted the second competition of its inaugural “Surf Coast Cup” spearfishing competition series. This comp was a designated boat comp. Having already postponed it once before, and due to predicted conditions in the days before, we set the launch spot well into the bay at Indented head, to allow our smaller boats to be able to safely launch and take part.
We had a total of 3 boats and 10 divers participating, and what a day it turned out to be!
Conditions were much better than expected, which in turn, allowed for some of the competitors to concentrate on trying to get more interesting species than you would otherwise expect from a bay boat dive.
Fish of the day goes to Steve, with this stonking 22.4 Kilo Southern Blue Fin Tuna.
Our scoring system differs slightly from the VSC Scorescheet, with a species weight and multiplier used to calculate score, with a 5 species limit.
Though the number of weigh ins doesn’t necessarily reflect it, Sundays fishing was absolutely superb.
Scores are as follows:
Steve – 1 species, 44,800 points – 100%
Tyson – 2 species, 4814 points, 10.7%
Luke – 1 species, 1062 points, 2.3%
Nam – 1 species, 780 points, 1.7%
***** NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION ******
After postponing the boat comp once we decided to schedule it for this weekend. Whilst the conditions aren’t the best we are still going to go ahead with the comp this weekend as we are unsure when we could possibly hold it next with future dates already set for other events in the calendar.
The ocean swell is going to be down but preceding days of south easterlies means the ocean is going to be very dirty and no good options for the shore divers participating. So having said that we are going to run the comp from the Indented Heads boat ramp.
Note that this is a boat comp so boats, pwc and kayaks are all allowed to be used providing you have the required safety equipment. For people who are going to be shore diving you will be allowed to travel from the meeting place either on foot or by vehicle but you must be back by the sign off time.
Meeting time is 8am for an 8:30 start, for those people using boats and other watercraft, the onus is on you to get to the ramp early enough to launch prior to the sign on and comp start times.
As I am sure most of you are aware, Geelong Freedivers Inc. was scheduled to hold the second “Surf Coast Cup” spearfishing competition last month, which unfortunately had to be put on hold due to unfavourable conditions.
The Geelong Freedivers Inc. committee have tentatively scheduled this comp to be held on Sunday the 4th of Feb.
This competition will be a Boat comp, and will be held out of Queenscliff. More details will be posted closer to the date.