Next Club Meet on Sunday 5th November 2017 - Meet Seaford Car Park at 7.00am

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UPDATED:         24 October 2017

 

2017 CALENDAR OF CLUB EVENTS

 

2017 MEMBERSHIP FORM

 

 

Latest Information

 

Classic Yorke Peninsula

 

Six club members travelled the 200 plus Km to Yorkes, joining one of our local members, to be treated to some classic Yorke Peninsula Surf.  Story and photos on the Trip page.  (Link above or click here.)

 

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PAUL FRANCIS (aka MR SMOOTH) STATE CHAMPION 2017

 

Congratulations to Mr Smooth for casually taking out the South Australian State Kneeboard Surfing title for 2017.  Paul came out victor against some strong rivals, all SKA members.  It's great to see that his talent has finally come to the fore after some outstanding surfing in the ECKC Pro event in 2016.  Well done Paul.  This is a great achievement and hopefully there will be many more to come.  (Picture below is from Paul competing in the ECKC held August 2016.)

 

 

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SKA LIFE MEMBERSHIP TO PHIL ARTHUR (a.k.a. PINEBOX)

 

 

                  PHIL ARTHUR - SKA's FIRST LIFE MEMBER

The Southern Kneeboard Association (SKA) Committee, in it's wisdom awarded Phil Arthur (better known as Pinebox amongst it's membership), as its first life member. 

Phil, one of the original founding members of the club and its first and longest serving President, was instrumental in establishing the Southern Kneeboard Association.  He has been one of the driving forces behind SKA since its inception in 2001 and has made it one of the more successful kneeboard surfing clubs in Australia boasting an active surfing membership of over 20 members.   In 2009, with the club's support, Pinebox started the first South Australian professional kneeboard surfing event, namely the Encounter Coast Kneeboard Classic.  This event has been held six times since its inception and has helped promote kneeboard surfing in South Australia.  Pinebox has been the only South Australian to win this event.

For the past three years Pinebox has been the Vice-President of Kneeboard Surfing Australia and the South Australian representative on that committee. 

He has been a mentor for many SA Kneelos in helping them develop their kneeboarding skills and providing advice for those wishing to compete on a national level.  As a past State Champion (on many occasions) and highly ranked national and international competitor his advice is invaluable.

Phil always promoted Kneeboard Surfing in South Australia and is a great ambassador for the sport in South Australia and nationally.  The life membership is well deserved.  Congratulations Pinebox from all of us here at SKA.

Unfortunately for us, Phil is returning to his birth state Tasmania, next month and will be missed by all in the club.  I am sure he will keep in touch with his many friends here in S.A.  All the best to Phil and Lynne in Tasmania. Our loss is the Apple Isle Kneeboarder's gain.

 

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Club Events

The Southern Kneeboard Association (SKA) holds a number of events annually.  The main events are Club Meets and Club Trips.  Club Meets are held monthly at a local surf spot such as Middleton, Cliffs, Waitpinga, Parsons or any where on the Mid Coast.  Club Trips are held three (sometimes four) times annually and include trips to Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula and the South East of the State.

Visitors are welcome to our locally held club meets but either e-mail or phone the Club President first. (Contact details are on the About Us page). For write ups on club meets and trips go to club meet and club trip pages (links above).

 

Competitions

SKA members participate in a number of State and National kneeboard surfing competitions.  There are two competitions held in South Australia, namely the SA State Titles and the Encounter Coast Kneeboard Classic (the SA ProAm).  The Encounter Coast Kneeboard Classic (ECKC) held in August of each year, is part of the Australian Circuit and is proving popular with the top interstate kneeboard surfers travelling to SA to compete.  Some of our members also travel interstate to Victoria and NSW to compete on other Australian Circuit events.

Results and reports on all competitions can be found on the SA Tate Titles page, the SA ProAm (ECKC) page and  the Interstate Competitions page (links above).

 

Photos

The Photos page will be a gallery of 50 or so photos of members either free surfing or surfing in competitions.  The photos on this page will continually change and will only be updated with recent photos (link above).

 

About Us

The About Us page contains the history of the club, Membership and Contact details.  It also contains copyright disclosures and other useful information.  The Southern Kneeboard Association is about its members having a good time together and sharing the love of kneeboard surfing (link above).