Next Club Meet on Sunday 4th March 2018 - Meet Seaford Car Park at 7.00am

About Us

 

The Southern Kneeboard Association

 

The Southern Kneeboard Association (SKA) was formed by a group of South Australian Kneeboarders in 2001.  Phil Arthur (aka Pinebox or PB) was one of the driving forces behind the formation of this Association and was its original President..  In 2012 Pinebox has again taken over the reigns of Club President.

 

The original 8 members have now grown to over 20 members including one from Marion Bay, Robe and Ceduna.

 

The group has close ties with Kneeboard Surfing Australia (KSA) with Phil Arthur being Vice President and South Australia's representative/ spokesperson on the KSA committee.

 

In 2009 a group of members, backed by SKA and headed by Phil Arthur started the first ever SA Kneeboard Surfing Pro-Am, namely the Encounter Coast Kneeboard Classic (ECKC).  This event became part of the Australian Professional kneeboarding circuit.  Fittingly Phil Arthur was the winner of the inaugural ECKC, but it has since been won by interstate competitors with the 2010 champion becoming the Australian Kneeboard Surfing Champion in that year, thanks to his win in the ECKC.  This event received great support from sponsors who are listed on the page dedicated to that event. 2014 and 2015 saw a number of Australia's top kneeboard surfers compete in this event.  The event is clearly established on the Australian circuit.

 

SKA is still committed to the original reason behind its formation in that its main emphasis is on promoting social activities for its members.  To achieve this the club meets each month, usually the first Sunday of the month (Calendar), to enjoy a surf together, some coffee or feast together at a local bakery to share bragging rights on who had the best wave.  Twice a year, more if there is interest, the club organises a trip away, with a weekend trip to Kangaroo Island being the most popular.  Trips to Yorke Peninsula, the South East and Victoria have also been organised in the past.  In future a trip to the West Coast of South Australia is being considered to meet with the member in that area and share some local waves with him and hopefully surf some new spots.  Emphasis will be on fun and enjoying the company.

 

Apart from the AGM, SKA has two semi-formal events, namely the mid-year dinner and the Christmas Dinner.  These events provide the opportunity for members to bring their wives, partner or friend to a club event and enjoy a meal together.  At the Christmas Dinner the club awards are presented and occasionally some goodies are given to the members

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From its humble beginnings the club SKA has now grown to be an active group supporting and promoting kneeboard surfing in SA, with it main emphasis on the social aspect of the sport.

 

Club Committee

President:          Paul Francis

Vice President   Patrick Langlands

Secretary:        Dave Butcher

Treasurer:         Geoff Ferguson

 

Membership

 

The Southern Kneeboard Association welcomes new members.  To join simply download the Registration Form (link below), complete it and mail to the Treasurer (address on form) with the appropriate fee.  If you wish to know more about the club come along to one of our monthly club meets and talk to one of the Committee.

 

2018 Registration Form

 

Contact Us

 

Club President:  Paul Francis

e-mail:   bluhouse4@gmail.com

Web Site Administrator:   Gunther Frensch

e-mail:   gintfrensch@internode.on.net

 

Terms of Usage

 

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