Byron Boardriders big weekend of support for Sally Miller and Joel Paxton
BYRON Bay Boardriders Club member Joel Paxton recently competed in a Quiksilver event in Taiwan before travelling to Hawaii to compete.
Borardrider's president Neil Cameron said that although Joel was only 16 years of age Joel has already become a World travelled surfer.
"With his family being great club supporters, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish Joel all the best for 2017.
In other Boardriders news the club had a busy weekend hosting a fundraiser for the Miller family at the Railway Bar and also staging their annual presentation at Club Byron at the Byron Bay Bowls Club.
A large contingent of locals turned out on Friday night to support Boardriders Life Member Sally Miller in her fight against breast cancer.
The local surfing industry and business community showed their support by donating over 100 prizes and 8 surfboards for auction and raffle.
The Boardriders and the Miller family were also very thankful to community stalwarts Tom and Cath Mooney, the Railway Bar, the Byron Bay Fishing Club, Neil Cameron and the many locals who gave so generously.
The night was a fine example of how the Byron community rallies to help those who need a bit of support during tough times.
Meanwhile on Saturday the club met for their AGM and to award trophies to the top rated club surfers in each age bracket.
Neil Cameron was re-elected president and Danny Wills added vice president duties in addition to his role as team manager. Michael Harris also was re-elected as president for the Juniors.
Congratulations to the club's open champion Karl Woolcott for taking top honours for the second year in a row. Other winners included Tezu Harrison in the junior Division and Sally Miller in the open women's title.
The club extends thanks to Club Byron, the Green Bistro and Coopers for their support at the event.
Full end of year results are as follows:
Fleas: 4th Jack, 3rd Fin, 2nd Will, 1st Marki.
Girls: 2nd India, 1st Rosie.
Under 14's: 4th Sam, 3rd Duke, 2nd Touma, 1st Massa.
Unders 16's: 4th Dom, 3rd Hunter, 2nd Ned, 1st Rhys.
Legends: 4th Sully, 3rd Kracka, 2nd Winz, 1st Freddo.
Masters: 4th Kracka, 3rd Freddo, 2nd Levi, 1st Damo.
Seniors: 4th Sean, 3rd Damo, 2nd Karl, 1st Bryce.
Juniors: 4th Taj, 3rd George, 2nd Jed, 1st Tezu.
Womens: 4th Kirsti, 3rd Celia, 2nd Andrea, 1st Sally.
Open Mens: 4th Tezu, 3rd Stu, 2nd Bryce, 1st Karl.