2015 IOLC Yallingup Malibu Classic

The 2015 Indian Ocean Longboard Club will be hosting the Yallingup Malibu Classic on the 5-6 December 2015.  Entry will be online via the Surfing Western Australia website – link on homepage.

2014 IOLC Yallingup Malibu Classic

The 2014 Indian Ocean Longboard Club will be hosting the Yallingup Malibu Classic on the 29-30 November 2014. The Entry Form and an invitation to the Yallingup Malibu Classic Dinner can be downloaded from the Yallingup Malibu Classic page on the Indian Ocean Longboard Club website.

2013 IOLC Annual Award Presentations and Dinner

The 2013 Indian Ocean Longboard Club Annual Award Presentations and Dinner will be held on the 9th November 2013 at Caves House commencing at 6.30pm. For more details and contact information please click here.

Media Release – March 11, 2013

HIF Supports Safe Surfing

Launched today, HIF’s Jet Ski campaign undertakes to allocate 12 percent of the annual cover price of each new HIF health insurance membership taken up through the Surfing WA partnership until February 14, 2014, to purchase two jet skis for Surfing WA.

“Having our own jet skis permanently will help us improve our delivery of water safety and to have our own expert team of emergency response ski riders available for our many events,” Mr Lane said.

For further details click here to download the Media Release.

May 2012 Update

Club Round 3 Saturday May 19th

The third club round sponsored by Richards Tyrepower ( second was cancelled) was held in very contestable surf at Yallingup. Some spectacular surfing from Dan Corbett saw him take out the raw score event from an evergreen Adam Lane. Sean Rowles put in a solid performance to win the Gil Warman Handicap Event.

The day was capped off with the presentation dinner and celebration of Mick Marlin’s umteenth birthday at Mick and Janettes.


Raw Score

1.  Dan Corbett

2.  Adam Lane

3.  Bill Gibson

4.  Vinnie Williams

5.  Dan Refeld

Gil Warman

1.  Sean Rowles

2.  Richard Wilson

3.  Dan Corbett

4.  Ron Marchant

5.  Dan Refeld


Club Round 3

Mick psyching for his heat

Huey delivered great waves


2nd State Round – Denmark April 28th

Danglin Dan - great result

Pride at its best

A great result for IOLC members  with the following results

Open Mens 1st Daniel Corbett, 2nd Jarryd Foster, 5th Brett Mason

Open Sup Mens 3rd Brett Mason

Sup 5km Paddle 1st Brett Mason

O/40 Mens 2nd Bill Gibson

O/45 Mens 3rd Brett Merifield, 4th Tim Churack

O/50 Mens 1st Ray Barker, 4th Tim Churack

O/55 Mens 1st Bill Gibson, 5th Dave Burton

O/60 Men 1st Nigel Coote, 3rd Mick Marlin, 5th Greg Redfern

O/65 Mens 1st Dave Ellis

For a full roundup check the Surfing WA site which also features a host of photos



March 2012 Update

The end of an era – Australian Longboard Magazine winds down

Hi longboarders,

As you may know, the current issue of Australian Longboard magazine is the last. (Check out the Red Bluff story.)

The magazine was selling OK and the new landscape format was well received (tho it
did give the old blokes something else to winge about) but owing to the downturn
in the economic position of longboarding the full page adverts weren’t selling.

Morrison Media, run by bean counting shortboarders decided to pull the pin.

The State Wraps were put on the webpage a while back, despite opposition from the editor
but not one reader wrote to complain.

If you want to know why there is no money in longboarding, have a look at the shorts and
t-shirts you are wearing.

Do those companies support longboarding?. If you’re wearing anything by the big 3 or the
big American brands, the answer is NO.

Do they advertise in longboard magazines or sponsor longboard comps? NO.

Support the manufacturers who support longboarding.

Make sure you support your local surfboard manufacturer as well or he and his employees
will  be the next ones to go and we’ll all be riding made in China

The current report on the longboard clubs for 2012 and the first state round are the last
reports on the website so have a read as the website is closing shortly. Also
click on the current issue and read editor Bruce Channon’s final say on the

It’s been great fun taking the piss out of everyone for the last 10 or so years,
especially the Cott boys.

Thank you all for the friendship. We have a great camaraderie among the longboard
community, lets keep it up.

If anyone has any ideas, maybe a WA news report sent out regularly or one of those blog
thingies, please let me know.

We need to keep up to date on the latest fashion trends in Cottesloe or Mullalooloo’s
latest stubby holder.

See you all in the surf,


2nd Club Round – Saturday March 17th

Meet at Yallingup carpark 7.00am

Call or email comp director Ray Barker for registration


February 2012 Update

First State Round

Dan Refeld

Another great result for many IOLC members

Open Men:           1st  Jarryd Foster

U21 Pro Junior    3rd  Mitch Corbett

O/35 Men             1st  Barrie McKinnon

O/45 Men             3rd  Bill Gibson

O/45 Men             1st  Brett Merifield

O/50 Men             1st  Barrie McKinnon, 2nd  Richard Wain,  3rd  Lou Corkhill

O/55 Men              1st  Bill Gibson,  4th Dave Burton


This link to Surfing WA Website has the full  roundup on the event

Yallingup 1st State Round Photos

For the full state roundup by Malibu Mick click on the following link to Australian Longboarding Magazine.


2012 Club Calendar of events ready to download


First Club Round held at Yallingup  followed by AGM

The first club round was held on Feb 11 in trying conditions with a small swell and NW winds.

22 surfers battled it out with the raw score victor on the day being an in form and about to be dethroned King Billy.


The AGM was held in ideal conditions in the garden gazebo at Caves House. A new President and Comittee were elected  and the minutes are recorded below.

Minutes IOLBC AGM Feb 2012.

Indian Ocean Longboard Club Committee 2012

President: Mick Rea

Vice President: Phil Corbett

Treasurer: Ray Holden

Secretary: Vinnie Williams

Contest Director: Ray Barker

General Committee Members: Richard Wilson, Dan Refeld, Peter Schupp, Dave Burton

Trailer & Gear Steward: Chris Trantham

Down South Rep: Ray Barker

Media: Mick Marlin, Errol Considine

Website: Nigel Coote


The new year started with a bang with cyclone Iggy bringing great waves to the region on January 23.

A solid NW sell hit Yallingup and everpresent Longboard Lou made the most of it: Photos courtesy of Bruce King.

Lou going right

Cranking off the bottom



December 2011 Update


Christmas at Yallingup

Notice of AGM

The Agenda for the Indian Ocean Longboard Club AGM to be held on Sat 11th February is posted below.

With the stepping down of the current local committee members there is an opportunity for all club members to get involved on a committee level

Notice of AGM 2012

Yallingup National Surfing Reserve

On Saturday 3rd December Yallingup received National Surfing Reserve Status. Due to the effort of Mick Marlin, Billy Gibson and others, the plaque was placed at the top of the stairs then unveiled in a ceremony which makes Yallingup one of only a handfull of surfing reserves in Australia. Others include Bells Beach & Angourie

Other photos captured by Loz Smith

National Surfing Reserve



27th Yallingup Malibu Classic

The 27 th annual Yallingup Malibu Classic could not be staged this year for the fist time due to lack of surf.

Over 100 competitors with their families and friends spent 2 days talking up the good times.

Memorial Statue Unveiling

From a simple suggestion to Kevin Merrifield and a lot of hard work to secure sponsorship, the Memorial was unveiled at this years competition. For some history as to how this project unfolded click on the prospectus file below

Statue Prospectus

Saturday afternoon saw the Unveiling Ceremony of the Memorial Statue attended by over 200 people. Loz Smith was there with his camera and captured images of the comaradarie that has grown at Yallingup over the past 50 years.

A DVD of over 500 photos taken is available for $15 from Sue at the Fuji photographic store in Dunsborough

Surfer Memorial Plaque

Images from the Ceremony

Unveiling File 1

Unveiling File 2

Unveiling File 3

Unveiling File 4



November 2011 Update

Unveiling of  the Yallingup Surfing Memorial

Coming up soon.

Yallingup Malibu Classic Heat Draw

The heat draw will be conducted as a live event at Caves House at 6.00pm on Friday 2nd December.

Presidents ‘End of Year’ Report

Click on the link below to read Billy’s, most likely last report as Captain of the Ship.

A word from our President

October 2011 Update

Interclub Competition Saturday 5th November

Indian Ocean Longboard Club are once again hosting the annual interclub comp. Competitors and support crew will meet at Yallingup beach at 7.30am on Saturday 5th November. Corbo has organised a team from IOLC  for a serious attempt to regain the trophy from the Mullalooloo’s. All members are encouraged to be there for support. Presentation will be at Caves House in the evening.

Hangfive McStokers wrap in Australian Longboard Magazine

Check out the link below for the statewide update

Yallingup Malibu Classic

Entries for this years Classic are filling fast. Get yours in now by downloading and submitting the entry form below.

End of year windup dinner and presentation night Sat 19th Nov

The club 2011 season windup will be held at Caves House on Saturday 19th Nov starting off at around 5.30 pm. Meals will be available following the awards presentations. Please get your reservtion in for this by phoning Billy Gibson

We have had 6 competitions this year which is considered enough to crown our club champs, so the morning’s activities will involve an expression session with pfizes awarded to the most colourfull, eye catching entrants.

Starting time is 7.30am at the Yallingup Beach carpark

September 2011 Update

2011 Yallingup Malibu Classic 3rd & 4th December

Yallingup Malibu Classic entry forms are now available to download.  Entries in some divisions will fill up quickly, so don’t delay in getting your entry in.

Click link below to download


Interclub Competition date set for November 5th

This years interclub is set for early November and is to be held at Yallingup. Teams from WA’s clubs will compete for this eagerly contested trophy in a no holds barred dog eat dog familly like event

6th Club Round at Yallingup

Ray Barker showing new member Graeme Gibson how to take out a competitor.

A great club round was had at Yallingup on Saturday 24th, check club events pages for results and some great photos taken by Devon Coote.  Prizes for this round will be awarded at the club windup at Caves House on 19th November.

Click on the link below for the report.

6th Club Round Yallingup- Report by Nigel Coote

Raffle Winner

The lucky winner of the MR Twinfin raffle was Richard Wilson.  In his absence Stinger Rae has taken the board and will be riding it for the next couple of weeks till Richard returns from the Maldives.


Your MR Twinfin



August 2011 Update

5th Club Comp at Injidup Carpark

The 5th club round was held on 6th August in testing conditions at Injidup Carpark.  Up and coming photographer Devyn Coote from Dunsborough snapped some great photos for us.  Forty of the 300 are loaded under club events/photos.

Graeme Gibson 1st Comp with IOLC Injinup Carpark

Club Fundraiser

MR Twinfin Replica as ridden by Mark Richards to win one of his four world championships (1979-1982).  Tickets $10 each available from Bill Gibson (hurry only 30 tickets left from 100 issued).  Raffle to be drawn next club round 10th September.

July 2011 Update

4th Club Round at Smiths Point

The 4th Club Round was held in ‘trying’ conditions at Smiths point on Sat 2nd.

Mick drops his dacks whilst Beau keeps an eye on the rashies

Read Hangfive McStoker’s report below and check out the photos on the Club Events/Photos page

The Whalebone 2011

Read Hangfive McStoker’s report report below

June 2011 Update

Brett Mason State SUP Champion Denmark State Round

Denmark State Round

Click on the link below for photos

Billy, Mick & Lou tackle The Bluff – Photos and story by Hangfive McStoker

Malibu Mick at The Bluff

Boofheads at The Bluff

Read Hangfive McStoker’s report in the link below.

Boofheads to the Bluff.

Geraldton Winter Classic

Bob Monkman SUP Coronation Beach Geraldton

A large contingent of IOLC members made the trek north to Geraldton for the annual Geraldton Classic.
Good waves, great hospitality and a good time had by all.
Click on the link below for Photos
Click below for Newsletter and Results by Brian Hood.

May 2011 Update

Second State Round Lancelin May 2011

Fegsy Lancelin State Round

By Hangfive McStoker
As could be expected the Indian Ocean Longboard Club cleaned up at the second State Round.  Even though the contest was held in a small beach break, something our membeers are not used to the boys went off just the same.  The contest was very well run by Justin Majeks, Surfing WA’s contest director and hosted by the Mullalooloo Longboard Club’s Ladies Auxiliary.  The Ladies Auxiliary and friends, including our very own Joanne Corbett, put on a wonderful spread on the Saturday night and hosted a booze up of monumental proportions.
Out in the water the best performance went to Sir Bob.  “Bob’s Bob and that’s that!”  as they say and Bob won both the over 55?s and over 60?s.  With a win in both divisions at Yallingup, Bob is State Champ in both divisions.
In the 60?s Mick Marlin came 3rd and in the 55?s Chris Fulston also placed 3rd.  Ray Barker won the 50?s from Richard Wain and Mr Hanky also came 2nd in the Over 45?s with Brett Merifield coming 4th.  Bill Gibson won the 40?s from Brett Merifield, while Chris Fulston won the Over 35?s.
Up and comer Mitch Corbett, who won the Junior Boys at Yallingup had to contend with 2nd at Lancelin, though he’ll no doubt do well in Denmark.  In the Open Men Dan Corbett was on fire and came 2nd to State Champ Rahn Goddard with Jarrad Foster coming 3rd.  In the judges tent Ray Barker, Greg Redfern and Mick Marlin kept it up (the judging that is) all weekend.  A credit to them.  All up a very successful weekend for the club.
The final round will be at Ocean Beach Denmark on the 25th and 26h June and hopefully our team will come back with a few more trophies.
Click the link below for photos

Hellmen Dan Corbett and Jarryd Foster towing in at Cow Bombie

Dan at Cow Bombie November 2010
Congratulations to Dan Corbett on making the final five in the Billabong International Big Wave Event.
Photo courtesy Jamie Scott:
Read Mick Marlin’s interview with Dan as published in ALB

President’s Report

Greetings Team
Well the last round was a cracker, maybe not so good in the waves department but a good club round followed by festivities.  Mick’s reunion red went down a treat with only a dozen bottles left and the sales raised around $700 for the club, so well done all those involved.  The round was sponsored by Lucy and Terry at Run Wild with some great winter jackets, thanks very much to them.
New Comps organiser Ray Barker ran a smooth comp with few hiccups.  Ray has suggested we have a small get together at the next round to explain how the handicap system works.  Ray has a wealth of judging experience and can help us all improve our almost perfect system.  Bribes may be an option.
Surfing WA held its presentations for the 2010 ;year at the recent Margaret River Masters.  At the round up photo for State Champs in their division IOLC had 7 State Champions, congratulations to all including Ray Barker who landed a spot judging for the Masters.  Great to see some very well known surfers gracing the event such as Ian Cairns, Taj Burrows and Murray Smith.  All were there to acknowledge their surfing roots.
Next round is July 4th, a bit of a break I know but 2 State rounds and Gero Comp make a mess of the club calendar.  Anyway the plan is if conditions allow a comp down Gracetown way with bonfire and BBQ at Bill’s shed after.  Good luck to all in the coming comps.  I’m heading north with Mick and Louie after the Gero comp chasing the sun and some fine left hand barrels!
See you in the Green Room.
Capt. Bill

Australian Longboard Magazine

Click on the link to the left to view Mick Marlin’s State Roundup report.

Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

By Hangfive McStoker
Well what more can be said about our twentieth anniversary. King Billy summed it all up in his speech at the celebratrary dinner. Buggered if I can remember what Bill said as I’d consumed a few glasses of IOLBC Cab Sav, but what he said was momentous, historic, totally relevant and spot on.
Of course Rug just had to spoil it all by yelling out “pull the other one Bill!”  The dinner was a wonderful gathering of the old and the new, with diners ranging from original members right up to first timers. The food and drink were superb, as was the company.
Did I just mention the Cab Sav, geez what a drop, and my missus uses the remnants in the bottle to clean the bath with. Thanks to all the mob who did the work on the wine, Mick, Lou, Nigel  and a huge thank you to Prive who watched over the proceedings and mopped up and spillage and disposed of it. “Down the hatch boys!” was the catch cry from his deck chair during the afternoon. The inaugural batch has sold out and raised $730.35c for the club. Plus the club has a case for prizes and bribes. Stay tuned for the summer white to be released early summer.
The contest that morning was typical, “you shooda been here yesterday!” still we didn’t have to worry about crowds as nobody in their right mind would surf such rubbish. But it was a case of go for it as no other options were available. That Mr. Barker chappie knows his stuff. As usual guys like Mick and Corbo caught their share of either nothing or one wave, while Billy and young Corbo caught a hundred waves in twenty minutes. Congratulations to the winners who I forgot, but you’ll read about elsewhere.
Check the photos under Events/Social - a great night had by all.