miércoles, 28 de mayo de 2008

Alba's Surf Club (Melbourne)

Alba's Surf Club, Melbourne
Since November 2007
www.albasurfclub.com

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Who we are
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We love nature, sports and adventure! The group is made of people from all ages, levels of ability, and nationalities! We are crazy about surf and like to have fun!!! In this “Club” you will get the opportunity to practice the sport you love at the time you meet mates of your interests.
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About us

We are a group of friends looking for more buddies interested in going surfing. Anybody is welcome to join us!!! We are currently more than 100 active members… WE GO SURFING EVERY WEEKEND!!!

We head to the beach as often as possible whilst sharing cars between us. It is always a great experience to get to know new mates in an active environment. We all love surfing, sports and a healthy lifestyle. We prefer to hit the breaks in a group; it’s safer when confronting the locals, LOL!. It is always safer to surf in a group were we all look after each other.

This is not a surf school; it is a Surf Club were you surf your own way!. We make it what we want… It is a super relaxed and exciting environment. There are no rules; each day develops in behaviour of what the members that join the trip make it, so no one day is ever the same ;-). The element of surprise is always present!!!!
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Club Charity
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Club member’s profiles
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Latest Club Pictures
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www.albasurfclub.myphotoalbum.com/albums.php

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Join Alba’s Surf Club in Facebook

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10552203781
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A videa of us
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Some other Club Videos
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Alba Surf Club Forum
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http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=100000271869575&ref=ts
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Alba's Surf Club, supports charity actions
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The Club has formed an association with the Foundation for Developing Cambodian Communities (FDCC, www.fdcc.org.au) on April 2009 which is a group of Melbourne based volunteers who have set up and run an orphanage for girls in Cambodia.
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How the Surf Club works
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We all play a little role in the club; some team members that own cars drive and the rest pay for a spot in the car, we share the petrol expenses between all. Even the public transportation to get to the coast is more expensive ;-) not to mention it takes longer and you are limited to certain breaks. With the club you get the chance to go a range of breaks, anywhere in Victoria (Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Wilson’s Promontory National Park…) we decide where to go depending on the forecast conditions so we ensure we surf the best conditions each day. We are not just a Surf Club we are brothers and sisters of the waves!!!
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Where we go surfing
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Most often we go to: Phillip Island (Woolamai, Smith Beach, YCW, Surfer Point, Forest Cave, Cat Bay and Right Point); Great Ocean Road (Torquay, South Side, Fairhaven, Jan Juc, Winki, Bells, 13th Beach, Point Addis, Spot Creek, Lorne, Kennet River, Port Campbell and Apollo Bay), Mornington Peninsula (Portsea, 2nd Reef and Gunnamatta Beach), and Wilson’s Promontory National Park (Whisky beach and Squeaky Beach). We also organise once a month Surf Camps during Australian long weekends to Wilson’s Promontory, Apollo Bay, Phillip Islands, Port Campbell, Sorrento and Torquay.
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How often we go surfing
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We go every weekend, every Saturday & every Sunday all year round, we even go midweek sometimes when conditions are pumping ;-) We do one day surf trips and if that coincides with a long weekend we also organise long weekend trips throughout Victoria.
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Surf levels
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No matter what’s your level you will always find mates of your surf ability. You can decide between go to the break and discuss the best manoeuvre or stay at the wait water learning how to surf. Levels we have got: 20% Advance, 60% Intermediate and 20% beginner.
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Other activities
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We usually organise long weekend trips (Surf Camps) to back packer hostels or rent our own big house for all, at least once a month. Past destinations include Phillip Island, Bells Beach resort, Torquay, Gold Coast, Wilson Promontory National Park, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell…

We also organise parties for farewells, member’s birthdays, movies and sometimes for no reason at all ;-) Hawaiian or beach parties in winter...BBQ, surf movie reunions and many other fun events!!! We are not just a surf crew, we are also friends outside the water.

After a surf day trip, sometimes, if all people agree we stay for dinner or BBQ at somebody’s house or restaurant.
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Surf gear
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The majority of us have our own surf gear; however if you need the club have surf gear for rent
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Club member benefit - Tangible
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· Free club services: beginner surf lessons, weather forecast updates, pictures taken, participation on social events and other occasional adventure sport trips.
· National & international surf camps organisation, including overseas surf boat trips.
· Free surf board storage at the Club Garage, South Yarra.
· Free usage of the surf club library items. You can borrow DVD’s, Books & Magazines.
· You can bring friends to try surfing once for a “guest price” without membership payment required.
· You can easily become VIP member & get even more benefits: pay just $20 per surf trip.
· Free surf trip vouchers – help with club organization & win a free surf trip voucher!
· 40% discount at TSA, Torquay, on surf gear rentals.
· 20% discount at ZAK, Thornbury, on surf board purchases.
· Free surf related courses: how to repair surfboards, gym exercises to improve your surf skills, how to read surf forecasts etc…
· Free use of common club goods: paddle board, volleyball, beach fridge, roof racks, leg ropes, sk8 boards, beach-umbrella, camera, etc.
· Free surf gear trade. You can also buy and sell second-hand surf equipment to a large network of surfers within the club.
· Surf Club plastic membership card.
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As agreed with our partners and supporters all discounts and benefits mentioned above can only be redeemed if a valid membership card is presented.
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The Club encourages members to make a difference in the club. Show us what you are good at and became a VIP member today. So easy! Examples of these are: surf club videos, web page creation, graphical designs, picture taking, event organization, club library, etc.
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Club member benefit - Intangible
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· 24 H/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year surf sign up service at the webpage & access to the surf club forum.
· Guaranty of surf trips every day on the weekend regardless to the weather conditions.
· Beneficiate from occasional professional surfers and photographers visits on surf trips.
· Free participation on the social network, events, BBQ, etc.
· Great fun, sportive and social environment where members can participate, improve and learn how to surf.
· Free pictures of you surfing online at our website.
· Alba Surf Club weekly newsletter, will all relevant surf related news.
· ASC big brother program. Free service of veteran surfers on giving a hand to novices..
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Alba’s Surf Club Testimonials
(a tribute to the club from some of our members)
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Richard Proudlove_UK/AU_37 year old
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“Alba’s Surf Club is run voluntarily by AlbaRuiz Leon as a way for Melbourne based surfers to meet, surf and socialisewith other surfers. The club started out as just a group of mates but hasgrown to more than 90 members. At the moment we have new members signing upon an almost weekly basis. The members range from beginners to those that are more experienced and include a mix of Victorians and travellers from allover the world. Note that the club is not run for profit. Alba manages it on a completely voluntary basis and, I think you will agree that she has setup something that is pretty special”.
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Pauline Rouyer – France - 21 years old
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“I just came from France and I never thought I’d make such good friends so quickly. I am so happy I found your sports club and got to know such wonderful people.”
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Christian Kraus – Germany – 24 years old
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CONTACT US
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Alba Ruiz-Leon
Melbourne, VIC-3141, Australia
Web:
www.albasurfclub.com

3 comentarios:

El amri dijo...

Hi surfers, have a merry cristmas !!

Christian dijo...

Hey there DownUnder,

I really miss going out with you the weekends for surfing. Her from Toulouse its a 3,5h drive ;-)
CU all someday!

Chris

bluechipholidays dijo...

Interesting! I love surfing and I really miss it.


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