Pac Palms Back On The Beach
It’s been a while since a surfboat from Pacific Palms SLSC has been sighted on the start line at a major championships with the club all but closing the door on surfboat rowing due to a lack of sweeps and rowers.
But the recent return of long-time rower and sweep Mic Evans, has reinvigorated the club’s boat section and the men’s crew put in a solid performance at the Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships at South West Rocks last weekend.
The crew came 4th in the Masters Mens (120) division and backed up to row in the Reserves, narrowly missing out on making the final.
Sweep Mic Evans who has recently returned to the area after living in Newcastle for several years says he’s looking to rebuild crews at the club.
“Luckily the last surfboat the club still owned was not sold off and we can get back into it,” said Mic Evans.
The boat itself has a proud history and holds many memories for those who rowed it in numerous State and Australian Championship finals over the years.
The club is looking forward to hosting crews from all over when the Battle of the Boats kicks off on their home beach on 27-28 February, a major fixture on the surfboat racing season calendar.
Photograph - Andrew Staniland, Warren Martin, Paul Martin (President),Paddy Cashman, Drew Morris and Mic Evans couldn't be happier about the return of Pac Palms to competitive surf boats.
Fri 12 Feb 2016