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  • Laurie Langridge
    Laurie Langridge
    We had the absolute pleasure of having a visit from Tui Wordley and his 3 sons in the New Year. Brent, Scottie and Aaron, who accompanied their dad to Northland, Whangarei, to see where he grew up and his favorite surf spots. We had a great get together at the R.S.A. with over 23 turned up at short notice, to have a catch up, and meet our surfing hero. We were mostly 10-15 years younger than Tui, and all aspired to surf as well as him back in the day. Amazing difference to nowadays, there are lots of older guys out surfing now. In the early 60's there were none. I know the boys enjoyed their trip over, and are keen to get back one day, and will have lot's of contacts and places to stay. Amazing to find out that Tui still had a pair of shorts that Anne Edge had made him, and a lot of the other surfers back in the day. Tui has had them dipped in fibreglass and hanging on the wall.Anne was amazed to hear this, (she was/is a seamstress, and still sewing today.) You couldn't buy surfy shorts in the shops back in those days. Cheers, Lozza

    We had the absolute pleasure of having a visit from Tui Wordley and his 3 sons in the New Year. Brent, Scottie and Aaron, who accompanied their dad to Northland, Whangarei, to see where he grew up and his favorite surf spots.
    We had a great get together at the R.S.A. with over 23 turned up at short notice, to have a catch up, and meet our surfing hero.
    We were mostly 10-15 years younger than Tui, and all aspired to surf as well as him back in the day.
    Amazing difference to nowadays, there are lots of older guys out surfing now. In the early 60's there were none.
    I know the boys enjoyed their trip over, and are keen to get back one day, and will have lot's of contacts and places to stay.
    Amazing to find out that Tui still had a pair of shorts that Anne Edge had made him, and a lot of the other surfers back in the day. Tui has had them dipped in fibreglass and hanging on the wall.Anne was amazed to hear this, (she was/is a seamstress, and still sewing today.) You couldn't buy surfy shorts in the shops back in those days.
    Cheers, Lozza

  • Eric Harrison
    Eric Harrison
    Hey Mike loved looking through the photos of the reunion and past shots of days gone by. Dave Boyd put me onto them. Cheers Mate, might catch up in Sydney

    Hey Mike loved looking through the photos of the reunion and past shots of days gone by. Dave Boyd put me onto them.

    Cheers Mate, might catch up in Sydney

  • Pauline (Wilson) Yovich
    Pauline (Wilson) Yovich
    Great idea, Mike, Sue, Brian who ever mentioned Cotton Tree and June 2016 sounds pretty good to me. I mentioned to Mike as a joke really about a cruise on Voyager of the Seas with the wave pool for the guy's surfing Comp. 7 nights around the Islands start at Approx $850 inside cabin to $1,400 for a Balcony, could be a lot of fun but probably not everyone's cup of tea. Happy Easter everyone. Pauline

    Great idea, Mike, Sue, Brian who ever mentioned Cotton Tree and June 2016 sounds pretty good to me. I mentioned to Mike as a joke really about a cruise on Voyager of the Seas with the wave pool for the guy's surfing Comp. 7 nights around the Islands start at Approx $850 inside cabin to $1,400 for a Balcony, could be a lot of fun but probably not everyone's cup of tea. Happy Easter everyone. Pauline

  • Mark Tate
    Mark Tate
    Sorry to sound too enthusiastic Sue butive never been to Cotton Tree so am relying on your comments. Mike your date proposals are great we (Trish & I ) can work with that. Can someone else come forward with comments of support or provide alternative ideas

    Sorry to sound too enthusiastic Sue butive never been to Cotton Tree so am relying on your comments.
    Mike your date proposals are great we (Trish & I ) can work with that.
    Can someone else come forward with comments of support or provide alternative ideas

  • Susan Lane
    Susan Lane
    I am thinking that is good thinking Mike! Lets hope others are thinking that too. S

    I am thinking that is good thinking Mike!
    Lets hope others are thinking that too. S

  • Mike Cooney
    Mike Cooney
    I'me thinking...June 2016 for Cotton Tree, and April 2017 for Waipu cove...not everyone needs to go to both...what do you think?

    I'me thinking...June 2016 for Cotton Tree, and April 2017 for Waipu cove...not everyone needs to go to both...what do you think?

  • Susan Lane
    Susan Lane
    Can't take all the credit Mark, Brian's initial suggestion, can't steal his thunder ! LOL Be great spot though. Wherever it is, we can have lots of enjoyment. S

    Can't take all the credit Mark, Brian's initial suggestion, can't steal his thunder ! LOL Be great spot though. Wherever it is, we can have lots of enjoyment. S

  • Mike Cooney
    Mike Cooney
    Definitely in favour of a Cotton tree get-together...would be great....Also just had a party where i am living in Manly with everyone singing and dancing to some of those old 60s music....was awesome...Mark was right...we need to 'Boogy down' and maybe Waipu Cove would be good for that. If we hired out the whole Waipu Cove Motel we could Boogie on to the early hours and not disturb anyone...have a 60s party would be fantastic , then hit the waves together the next day

    Definitely in favour of a Cotton tree get-together...would be great....Also just had a party where i am living in Manly with everyone singing and dancing to some of those old 60s music....was awesome...Mark was right...we need to 'Boogy down' and maybe Waipu Cove would be good for that. If we hired out the whole Waipu Cove Motel we could Boogie on to the early hours and not disturb anyone...have a 60s party would be fantastic , then hit the waves together the next day

  • Mark Tate
    Mark Tate
    Funny Sue mentioned Cotton Tree thats where Drew Campi suggested and handy to Maloolabars retail therapy for the Ladies and the Fabulous Maloolabar Fish Market yummy!! - and of course great surf at the main beach. In hindsite we could regroup as the 'Originals' (better than 'Golden Oldies') I'm also in favour of a Waipu Cove reunion maybe after the Qld tour as a lot of us started our surfing there - also handy to Mangawhai Heads. Anyway we need some feed back first on both ideas as to preference.

    Funny Sue mentioned Cotton Tree thats where Drew Campi suggested and handy to Maloolabars retail therapy for the Ladies and the Fabulous Maloolabar Fish Market yummy!! - and of course great surf at the main beach.
    In hindsite we could regroup as the 'Originals' (better than 'Golden Oldies')
    I'm also in favour of a Waipu Cove reunion maybe after the Qld tour as a lot of us started our surfing there - also handy to Mangawhai Heads.
    Anyway we need some feed back first on both ideas as to preference.

  • Susan Lane
    Susan Lane
    I was going to suggest Cotton Tree, it has the rivermouth for those of us that don't surf, we can standup paddle board or canoe, and it has the great surf beaches, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba and Mudjimba and all the beaches up to Noosa, we go there every Christmas for 3 weeks, it is a great spot, also the weather here is much better!! Especially if planned for April/May/June best of SEQld weather then. Also agree with Mark, have to have an evening of dancing and fun, while we all still can dance !!! Cheers Susan

    I was going to suggest Cotton Tree, it has the rivermouth for those of us that don't surf, we can standup paddle board or canoe, and it has the great surf beaches, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba and Mudjimba and all the beaches up to Noosa, we go there every Christmas for 3 weeks, it is a great spot, also the weather here is much better!! Especially if planned for April/May/June best of SEQld weather then. Also agree with Mark, have to have an evening of dancing and fun, while we all still can dance !!! Cheers Susan

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