Back in the day we started with a Two Way contest, then we grew to a Three Way contest and then a Four Way contest. In 2017 it became a Five Ways competition of clubs, the clubs being Noosa, Alex Heads, Caloundra, Pacifique (Bagarra) and now Mudjimba, but with Pacifique now not making the trek south we are back to the 4 Sunshine Coast Clubs.
It all started with some friendly rivalry between Alex & Noosa way back before some of our junior members were born in the mid 1990’s.
A few years later the Caloundra club got up and running, got involved and so we now had a three way contest. Around this time one of our club members (Owen Cavanagh), air brushed an old fridge as the competition trophy and now we have a beautiful old fridge that lives at Da Bomb Surf/Gallery shop at Alex.
The friendly rivalry soon turned to fierce competition with no one wanting to go home without the trophy, which I am not too sure we even had one.
The fridge is hand painted with the scenes of Noosa, The Bluff & Caloundra on each side. Now we have a fifth club, and the trophy is really heavy to carry, especially when filled with beer, we’re not too sure what will happen. Perhaps time for a new trophy or a five sided fridge.
Mudjimba came on board from 2017 and each year the clubs do a turn about and host the day (surf willing), the fridge is full of beer and a fun day is had.