As numbers go, it was one of the biggest attendances ever seen at a Red Beach Prize Giving night.
It was a celebration of the club's many successes over the 2017-18 season and it was also an opportunity to recognise those members who were on their game in competition.
Awards for patrolling were handed out, as were numerous achievement awards.
Paul Boocock (pictured above, at right) was presented with the Best Clubman award; club coach Jack Gavin was recognised for Outstanding Achievement (Non-Competitive) while U16 athlete Patrick Makgill won the Best Achievement (Competitive) for his top results at both the Pool Champs and at surf carnivals. Kees Kramer (pictured above left) won the trophy for Contribution to Powercraft.
Scott Malyon & Harry Mellor were the joint winners of the Jubilee Trophy for Best All-Round Patrolling Member while Jon Fortes was presented with the Chris Hailwood Memorial Cup for U16 Lifeguard of the Year - Patrolling & Lifeguarding.
The Open Men's Boomers crew took out the Terry Marsh Trophy for Top Surf Boat Crew. The Boomers represented New Zealand at the Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge held at Elouera Beach, NSW last February.
CUP & TROPHY WINNERS : 2017-18
Kavanagh Cup U16/U19 Sportsmanship & Club Spirit Hamish Gledhill
Dryland Cup Most Improved Male U16 or U19 Lachie Nicholls
Piper Family Cup Most Improved Female U16 or U19 Freya Dooley
Jackson Family Cup Most Improved Snr Man Daniel Cairns
Manion Trophy Best Overall Board Performer Blake Readman
Williams Trophy Best Overall Ski Performer Blake Readman
D F Mitchell Mem. Cup Best Overall Ironman Performer Kees Kramer
Pukekauri Trophy Top Canoe Crew Whales U19 Womens Crew: Georgia Parker, Olivia Falloon,Tessa Weston, Naomi Dyer
SURF BOAT AWARDS
Bacon & Egg Pie Bakers Champions Tray Rabbits U23 Womens Crew
O’Halloran Family Cup Boatie Spirit of Club Award Jed Wright
Bugsy Cup Boatie Personality of the Year Chris Carew
Mike Smith Cup Most Improved Female Rower Olivia Soesbergen
Craig Dillon Cup Most Improved Male Boatie Chase Cahalane
Terry Marsh Trophy Top Surf Boat Crew “Boomers” Open Men’s Crew Shamus O’Halloran, Ryan Davenport, Chris Carew,
Hayden Smith, Wright, Shane O’Halloran (Sweep)
Chris Hailwood U-16 Lifeguard of the Year Jon Fortes
Memorial Cup (Patrolling & Lifeguarding)
Jubilee Trophy Best All-Round Patrolling Member Scott Malyon & Harry Mellor
Patrol of the Year Award Top Patrol Team Carnival Patrol
Nick Saull Memorial Trophy Contribution to Powercraft Kees Kramer
Shannon Cup Best Achievement, Competitive Patrick Makgill
Colin Ash Cup Outstanding Achievement, Jack Gavin
Presidents Cup Best Clubman Paul Boocock