1996 – 2021, 25 years of Club History
Lennox Longboarders was founded in 1996. With no longboarding club in lennox a handful of guys got together to form the club, today it’s still going strong as ever & a very family orientated . Present numbers in our ranks are above the 40 mark surfing. Regular social occasions in the past & comp days keep the group doing what they love, surfing longboards. The location is perfect, Lennox Head boasts a world renowned point break. The Town is noted for surfing.The First Club Round was held on the first weekend of August 1996, Two heats were surfed & a social round.
The club in 1997 held its First Annual event. The Lennox Longboard Classic Surfed for 22 years of it’s history on that 1st weekend of August. Last Event held in 2019 in its 22nd year. It has grown into a valued longboarding event on the East coast of Australia, Showing of the art of longboarding at Lennox Head. Covid ceased operations for the club in 2020, Basically suspending the club for the 2020 season plus making the Lennox Longboard Classic 2019 the last event in its 2 day format.But 2021 the club has got back to nearly full Operation, despite the Covid restrictions bearing upon us again from August. We decided to resurrect a annual Comp to replace the Lennox Longboard Classic. Called the Ripcurl Lennox Longboard ONE DAYER. Scheduled for September 19th, postponed due to the Covid Situation raring it’s head again. Rescheduled to March 20th 2022 (Take 2)
Club Rounds are now the 2nd Sunday of each month, to work in with our local Surfing Fraternity, Ballina Malibu Club, LEBA, & The Allgirls Surfriders.
There is also Characters in all clubs & Lennox Longboarders had it’s characters who shaped this club, Founding members Daffy Chisholm & the departed Paul Hicks & Mick Young.
Life Members of this proud club , Wayne Booth (Boothy) 2007, Terry Kay & Paul Hicks 2010 , Grant Ryan & Peter Regan 2016The New crew & the Ladies surfing amongst our Ranks, All contributed to make this club what it is in 2021 & moving into the future
From our Club ranks have come talented Longboarders, who shone on the national stage, the Glassington Boys Luke & Alex ex Aussie National finalists, Scott Channon longboarding comp finalist on many occasions. The talent that grew with the club & out of the club has been an achievement.
We as a club keep up our profile, supporting many charitable organisations over the years, The Cancer Council, The Disabled Surfing Association The Westpac rescue Helicopter & The local Surf lifesaving Club @ Lennox. Many a local of Lennox has been a member of the Lennox Longboarders Club and the memories of the events associated with the club. Setting up the Gromfest / Skull Candy & Allgirls Surfriders Events. Lennox Longboarders was for many years a part of these events. Highlighting our profile as a club to the surfing fraternity. Hosting of our local longboarding event in August. Participation in the Love Lennox Festival Board Swap events
We have honoured our passing members, Paul Hicks, Peter Edmonds & Mick Young.It has made the club a important part of the Surfing Culture of Lennox.We love it because of Surfing, Longboarding & mateship & our lifestyle here in Lennox makes us a part of Lennox Surfing Culture.Thanks to all Our Sponsors over the years.Our latest acquisition our new club trailer 2021 & our new Sponsors taking us into the Future.