JONES Beach Boardriders kicked off their 30th anniversary season with their first point- score round at the Boneyard in Kiama Downs on Saturday.
It has been more than 20 years since the last event was held at the Boneyard, with 75 competitors turning up to help make club history by catching bombs at the kettle and getting barrelled on the inside.
Huey, the 'God of Surfing' in the sport's lingo, provided excellent conditions, a four to six-foot swell from the south, protected from the strong southerly winds by the Bombo Headland.
The winners in A-Grade were Brett Connellan, Chris Anderson, Matt Goodwin, Dave Hill and Clint Rogers.
The latter's son, Charlie, was one of the winners in the junior under-14 division, with the Blomley family (Will and Daniel) the other winners in that grade.
Heaps of B-Graders relished the opportunity to compete at the 'Yard'. These heats were won by Scott Rogers, Mick Parramore, Darren Brennan, Andrew Lawrence, Nick Feneley and Bruce Flint (57 years young).
Last year's junior grade champion, Sam Bridger, started the new season in the same way he ended the last, winning his heat.
The other heats in the junior under-18 division were won by Mitchell Nightengale, Callum Lee, Kaylem Parramore and Jack Schneider.
Youngest members, the Junior Groms, showcased their froth levels by paddling in the bay, only metres from the impact zone. All the groms (Patrick in het Panhuis, Kiki Cuda, Dylan Webber-Freel and Dean Brennan) received equal placing as they could not be separated.
Chef Bartoli cooked until everybody had their fair share of sausage and egg sandwiches.
It was a fantastic start to the season as many of the new and returning members made their presence felt by winning their heats at a superb local break.
JBB is looking forward to an exciting year full of celebrations.
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