Woz comp for Cabarita

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

In the absence of tour surfing, the WSL has been running various standalone contests in surfing nations: The Rumble at the Ranch was recently held in the US; France and Portugal are combining for the Euro Surf Cup; while the Australian Grand Slam of Surfing includes two events, one at Margaret River and one at South Stradbroke Island, both held during a two month waiting period beginning in September.

Later today, the Wozzle will announce a third event to be held at Cabarita, northern NSW.

Rare sand at Caba, winter 2019 (Jesse Little)

The Wozzle also considered Sandon Point and Boomerang Beach as potential locations. The respective boardrider clubs were approached and enticed with offers of free entries into the Pro Junior should it be held. At Boomerang Beach the Wozzle was met with resistance from local surfers complaining of an inordinate number of contests.

Ultimately, Cabarita was chosen as it lies within the 'Tweed bubble' so is easily accesible to surfers from Queensland and New South Wales.

The Wozzle will make the announcement at 1pm this afternoon on Norries Headland.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 10:49am

Would anyone be able to field a generalised response from the Sandon Point locals ? I understand that the contest was rebuked but am curious as to the sentiment. Complete rejection or measured consideration ?

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Jono commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 10:56am

I'm picturing Baz from Toonalook

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 11:15am

More Stu from Sandon

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Groper commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 6:09am

Native title exists over land and sea, significance to First Nations, requirement for consultation and potentially compensation???

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donweather commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 11:20am

Great news for Cabba and the surrounding local community. Just what they need at a time when the Qld Gov is killing them!!!

Just hope timing of event doesn't coincide with spring N'lys!!!

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astrothewonderdog commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 12:43pm

A lot of people are not aware that the Qld coast (Cabarita is only about 10k south of the border) is mostly unsurfable from September through to December due to the endless northerly winds which leave the ocean dead flat. Many time I have run into surfers from down south who headed north looking for some warm spring waves but left very disappointed with maybe a couple of 1-2 ft days the best on offer. But then summer comes and when the southern states are mostly flat we get months of pumping swells from cyclones and lows in the Coral Sea.

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johnson commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 12:58pm

It'll be tiny and northerly guaranteed - my guess is they're banking on being able to surf the back-beach.

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dazzler commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 2:09pm

Dont forget the cold water & bluebottles.

Tradittionally I treat Sept to December as a bit off an off-season.

Spend some time with the family, do a few jobs around the house, watch the footy finals, become a horse racing expert & go to the Gabba for Day 1 of the test.

Surfwise, I try & do a couple of sessions a week on the SUP in the creek. These are done under the cover of darkness so no-one sees me.

Beer intake generraly increases to.

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stan1972 commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 11:39am

It's hard to see the necessity of this and the other contests. There's no qualification at stake, no prizemoney, no prestige, the local businesses won't benefit as so few surfers are in the contests, and the local surf community misses the best two days during the leanest surf season of the year. What's the point?

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astrothewonderdog commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 12:57pm

I have never seen the point in all surfing competitions stan, surfing to compete, score points and win money is an aberration. Surfing is a lifestyle and a communion with nature, not a competitive "sport". I look down on, not up to, professional surfers for selling their souls for the dirty dollar as they ride boards and wear wetsuits covered in advertising. Surfing is enjoyed best at an uncrowded spot with a mate or two - places like Snapper and Burleigh are my idea of a nightmare, maneuvering through an obstacle course of hundreds of surfers is not how i enjoy a wave.

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 11:49am

Are we going to see them on mals and twinnies? Hardly a tour worthy spot. Surprised the locals were keen.

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shoogsyboy commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 12:02pm

What the wsl wants they usually get. Locals might think they have a say but the deals are done behind closed doors in shire offices. Just ask the locals at margaret river if they want a comp on the best 2 days of the next 2 months. Our local shire responded, when asked about the comp, by saying they had heard nothing, knew nothing, No permits in place, no community consultation but the announcement goes out anyway.

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Ewy commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 12:00pm

Never heard of Caba until now. Must be a world class wave that has slipped under the radar.

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astrothewonderdog commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 12:38pm

I have surfed Cabarita a fair bit in the 70s and 80s, it is the first spot south of the border where there is a little protection from the prevailing SE winds. The picture above is misleading - yes that's a great line-up but Cabarita breaks like that about once a year. It generally breaks wider of the point and is not a genuine point wave. The south side of the small headland can also provide a decent wave when the wind turns NE. A decent wave, but hardly world class.

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John_Clark commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 8:21pm

You would be familiar with the term Fatarita then...
Back beach Caba is much better when there are decent banks.

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gavin007 commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 4:06pm

Brighton beach in Port Philip Bay an Australian "Best Beach" ???
They must be kidding! Whoever stuck that clip together didn't check out too many beaches here in Vic.

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burzum commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 5:04pm

Generally a fat burger, great for mals and grommets. Photo is massively misleading. More joy to be had on the open beachies in the vicinity. When they are not being patrolled by large toothy predators of course.

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willibutler commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 9:55pm

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lilas commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 12:59pm

Just curious here
.What laws allow them [or any other surfing contest official] to tell people to vacate the surfing Zone while the contest is on?
Has anyone contested said laws? Been fined? Were police involved?
Again, I'm just curious as to the legality of physically excluding people from a public area.

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 5:24pm

Not sure how it works in Australia, but in NZ a permit for a surf comp just allows for the use of the foreshore. There is actually nothing much stopping recreational surfers hitting the lineup... however, the police may invoke “disturbing the peace” as a reason to move recreational surfers on. As far as I know this has never happened, but if it was a major international event with hundreds of spectators, etc etc, then who knows. Generally people just go somewhere else to surf while the comp’s on.

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sangsta commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 1:56pm

Rare sand indeed,
Now where did I put that 2488 tattoo?

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chris carter commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 2:44pm

Lol

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Vic Local commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 4:00pm

Apart from the traditional comp locations, the WSL don't even have a social licence to fart in any location in the country. Just shows how much respect they are getting from ordinary board riders.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Ted from the moon commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 4:23pm

The reason they probably have chosen Cabba is that if you live in Queensland in the border post codes you can still venture as far south as Pottsville at the moment under the current border rules - although these change weekly ! So Queensland based surfers will be able to compete against the NSW dudes and dudets. But as others have mentioned - the northerlies will win !

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overthefalls commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 7:26pm

Cabarita, otherwise known as Bogangar, will be Bogarita in spring, with fat, mushy windswell.

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dangerouskook2000 commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 7:43pm

That pic is rare. It hardly ever breaks like that. I think before that photo it was 2010. (don't bother correcting me if I'm wrong) Generally a fat mushy pusburger. Extremely frustrating. Welcome to Caba WSL. It'll be shit and I will steer well clear of the place. You can have it. Stay the hell away from me tho.

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wax-on-danielson commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 9:11pm

Good way to get an Covid outbreak moving from NSW to Qld.

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joesydney commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 10:31pm

I was just there and I can reliably say that I surfed the next point south which was way better with hardly anyone out.
Caba often fat, lumpy and a bit back/side washy, the “LOCALS ONLY” graffiti always make me chuckle and think of the Mucca Bad Boys.

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adsi commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 7:00pm

Mate remove that mention of the next point south, it already gets busy on its day best to keep it on the down-low

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 6:09am

they'll be surfing the back beach, or some tweed coast bank.

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benjis babe commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 6:12am

I thought only people who live in the bubble can travel in that bubble.. I'm pretty sure qlders can't travel over the boarder and get back in without expensive quarantine.. my girlfriends daughter lives at tweed and could not travel to the sunny coast for the grommie state titles

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 6:37am

All Nsw residents and all of GC can go to Caba.
Anywhere else in Qld has to quarantine on return at this stage I believe.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 8:03am

Correct. Under current laws, Gold Coast surfers and all NSW surfers can visit the Tweed without restrictions.

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Bustard commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 7:19am

Not the first Wozl comp to be at Caba

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gcuts commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 8:26am

Caba is great at catching all the sheep, wannabeez and too cool for skool crew. Hangin' in the carpark talkin' up the lineup with coffee cup in hand is so 2488

Seems a perfect fit for a WSL event really.

Any official announcement yet?

PS: Think I have an old VHS tape with the then ASP comp when it was moved there. Was held in lumpy shit conditions IIRC.

EDIT: Fair chance the conditions in September will closely resemble what's on offer at Caba today.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 9:02am

I can only find one online reference to the event (the 1999 Billabong Pro) a posting in the alt.surfing Google Group.

"Hawaiian Sunny Garcia survived a case of Californian road rage to return to the water and contest this week's Billabong Pro on the Gold Coast of Australia. After three weeks out of the water recovering from plastic surgery to a shattered cheek bone, Garcia, 29, overcame fellow Hawaiian Conan Hayes in round two today to stay in contention.

1998 Billabong Pro runner-up Pat O'Connell, of California, was back to his best today, picking up with the same form that saw him rise to a career high of 11th in the world last season. Up against traveling buddy C.J. Hobgood, O'Connell appeared to find a comfortable rhythm with the better waves of the heat to eclipse his opponent by more than five points.

The Brazilian contingent made their force known in the second round today, with four heats in a row seeing the South Americans down their international opposition. It started with Sao Paulo's Renan Rocha who cruised by Australian rookie Chris Davidson. Newcomer Cristiano Spirro followed up with a whitewash over former world number two Shane Powell, sending the Australian packing after a loss of more than seven points.

Fabio Gouveia returned to the G-SHOCK ASP World Championship Tour with a vengeance, bringing about another seven point victory over Hawaiian sensation Andy Irons."

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 10:31am

Pretty sure Beau Emerton won it.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 10:33am

Indeed you are correct.

"Last week was the twentieth anniversary of Beau Emerton's only CT win. It was the Gold Coast Billabong Pro and was held at Cabarita for all but one day."

https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2019/04/01/quiksilver-pr...

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Bustard commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 12:23pm

Beau Beat Nathan Webster in the final I recall....and did Kelly not show up to an early heat ?

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savanova commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 10:24am

On all this Corona borders/country /no travel /quarantine . How did the GOAT manage to surf the whole east coast of Aus mid lockdown then pop up at his own contest in the US?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 10:35am

He was here when the borders shut, training for Snapper. So he was effectively locked in, and then he left the Goldy for Sydney before the NSW/QLD border restrictions began.

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burzum commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 10:53am

I saw him surfing at Palmy, fresh off the plane, when he almost certainly should have been in quarantine...

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stunet commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 6:13am

How? He was here training for Snapper before COVID was even a thing.

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NDC commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 8:59pm

Didn’t he also pop up in Fiji - big kelly fan for a long time, maybe he was within all the rules but it all seemed a bit Jetset to me - at a time when he would have won more respect from me by staying out in one place to lower risks for those who are vulnerable in our community

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singkenken commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 11:00am

In relation to permits etc, it may be like your local Club contest / State titles - Permit has been granted by Shire etc, and Surfing Australia has it insured as a legit event. You can enter the carpark or the water if you choose, but if you are not a registered participant / club member , you are not covered by said insurance. This means if a competitor is injured by you / you are injured by a competitor (within the permit zone), there is no basis for claim / you can be sued for the damage/injury / loss etc.I'm sure Wozzle's legal dept' has it all locked down tight.

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Caba Break commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 12:07pm

This is an exciting event for Caba.
Do we know the date?

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 3:39pm

Bogangar' Volcano ~ (Part One)
Respect to Saltwater Peoples' place...largely credited to Stella Starlore
Please share for Study & respectful purposes only!

Giant geographical Pentagram < > Spiral compass.
Summer solstice - Bogangar (Cab) < > Yar Birrain (Mt W) < > T'Chalgumbuin (Mt L)
Coastal Energy - Byron(Coorumbah) [+] < > [+] Bogangar [-] < > [-] Currumbin
http://nrgeology.blogspot.com/search/label/bogangar

Bird people (Oz origine) learnt language, fire, farming, forestry from OZ birds.
Science believes language & fire stick farming etc...originated from Australia Birds.
Australian aboriginal customs long salute their Bird mentor's gift to the people.

Ngarakabal Githabal Carpet Snake People from Feathered Serpent tradition.
"Bogangar" was a Nimbinje (Little Hairy Magic Man) of Carpet Snake Clan.
https://cababreak.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cabarita-Beach-Histo...
Note: Currumbin /Point Danger/ Fingal /Bogangar are all Orphans / Echidna

Outcrops that come & go or Isthmus to surf reporter Nimbinje's cave.
Off shore Wind Gods + A dozen names given to wave Sound Beaches & Caves.
Most regional Tunnel networks were sealed & Caves were destroyed by late 1800's

Pippi middens that bridge this outcrop are also associated with Bogangar (Name)

Ngarakbal & Githabal entwined a peace union of a reverse spirals stone djurebil.
https://stellawheildon.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/solstice08-double-spi...
This was situated at Casuarina Beach & said to be part salvaged by a Sand Miner.
Yowies would venture down to reclaim their surf break dispersing the blow ins!
The seachange crew drove out the Giant Hodads & continued their surfing
https://starlore.com.au/2014/08/19/aboriginal-spiral-lore-ngarakbal-gith...

12,000 y/ago Bundjulung brothers arrived (re: War at Nimbin Rocks)
(G)Coodjingburra clan settled (Brunswick to Tweed)
https://www.tweeddailynews.com.au/news/village-with-two-names-is-top-spo...
re: (See Part 2 for more...)
Bundjulung stretched far along the coastline well into Qld ...
Surf craft differed by onshore supplies, some resin sealed the nose & tail of surf craft.
Bogangar surfcraft is most likely tied gathered fantail...( lite'n'easy flexi flip/bail )
https://mgnsw.org.au/organisations/minjungbal-museum/
Wade rafts- Creeks / Log the Rivers + Pod Sth & overarm Nth bashin' + Grom coolies.

Headlands were reshaped with fish Traps...(note: Likely more inter-tidal then.)
These degraded oval fish traps hug north neck cove access of Surf Points.
Photos aren't that readily available...be patient and ya get lucky.
https://images.beachsafe.org.au/?src=https://surfguard.sls.com.au/SLSA_A...

Since then the Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, French/Danish sailed on by.
British disarmed the inhabitants, then invaded Australia by shooting & killing natives
Then to Brisbane pushing South thru - Tweed to Cabarita. (Part 2)

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bluediamond commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 5:01pm

Would be sick to see Chippa enters it and win it on those racy little lefts that come back in towards the headland off the right. Super nice dude and that left was his bread and butter for frontside punts growing up.
Or one of the local chargers....Robbie Johnson is one i'd put up as a smoky. Or Joshy Fuller.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 2:36pm

Bogangar (Part 2) Cabarita
1800's Bundjalung continued (Following issue reveals Coodjingburra sub groups)
credit : Brunswick Valley Historical Society. April 2018 (Pages 3-8) Brilliant!
https://www.mullumbimbymuseum.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/72.-News...
Norries Headland No Quarry, Port, Rail, Roads.
1880's Hoop Pine was Sup Rafted across Cudgen Lake 10kms down Ck to mills.
1885 Talk of Coast Railway to unearth a Gold Mine were normal for all of that era.
1900's tbb will timeline but recommends > Excellent Caba Break storyline...
https://cababreak.com.au/hello-world/
1907/09 Landowners
1920 First Residence -Pineapples /Goats + 1920's - Cooley's Dairy
1920's Cooley Kidz set up a w/e Caravan Kiosk for Fishermen.

1920's -50's Sand mining Era (1919 Bridge / 1920's Road) re : Part One
Coastal Ecology (Continues with Sand Mining / New Bridges / River-Build)
http://nsw-coastal-explorer.domorewithmaps.com/documents/COASTAL%20GEOLO...
Open drive thru Servo/Shop was geared up for the Mining Trucks (No Date?)

1957 Cabarita Country Club Opens- Cnr of Pandanus Pde / New Coast Rd
1960 Cabarita Hotel License (Former Country Club)
1960-From lake to Beach was built out in one go.
1960-Lake Resort / Hotels / Motels / General Store
1961- As Cabarita was born the Sand Miners Tweed Line to Bne Closed
1961- SLSC / Shops / Housing
https://www.tweeddailynews.com.au/news/cabarita-surf-lifesaving-club-to-...
1962- Cabarita Ski Gardens ( 1st 'Jet Boats' remaining iconic to Cabarita)
https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/56e8d479cf80a1d454868c70/1...
https://media.apnarm.net.au/media/images/2016/01/15/b8825061z1_201601150...
https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/56e8d479cf80a1d454868c70/1...
1963 Bowls Club / Pony Club
1963 Hotel (A big Year)
1963 *Bogangar Bob' Ryan > (KSC ) Slow load time photo.
https://www.pressreader.com/australia/tweed-daily-news/20180516/28183575...
1964 Hotel (Xmas Dead Year)
1960's-1970's Cabarita #1 SEQ watering hole ( No - Sun XXXX Lockouts)
1968 Hotel (Builds to a Busy Xmas)
Canals also thru this era...
1972/3 Hotel (Pretty Good Years)
1974/5 Tanglewood (Eco estate) Scout Camp
1975-77Hotel (Going great) Brizo Surfies start sleeping w/e in Sandmans
1977-79 Hang Gliders off the Point
Pub Pool has see thru walls of Bikinis...soon a dive bomb grope fest.
Lake's Banana Ride with Chix losing tops.
1978- Publican Geoff Rushton (Smashed it!) $410,465 sales 8% Licence fee
1979- Every Bloke in SEQ was here chasing chix... the Point was jam packed.
This Era cemented Cabba as Bne's #1 Point Break. (Now most surfies had Leggies)
tbb : Had a sponsor & hated the twin fin...but each time at Cabba...Bloody Loved it!
This flat half faced wave needs Jock like rail 2 rail carves, so the Twinnie bosses!
Early 1980's more shops / Fisho Pinnie Parlour a Grom Safari hang.
Radar Guns > Drink Driving Laws > Qld relaxed liquor hours (Cabba Party was over!)
Bogangar Name was adopted during Environmental Protection Acts..
Town has always been divided over the name
1985 -Jet Boat Sprint Racing (Approx start date is mid 80's)
1991 -Cabarita Boardriders
1994 -Diamond Beach Resort (Divided the Town) by overcrowding the Headland.
1995 -Motorised Craft Ban on the Lake ( Farm runoff > Down creek Fish Kills)
11-21st March 1999- Billabong Pro in Solid 3-4ft (Also see above comments)
https://www.surfagram.com/events/1999/men/billabong-pro-gold-coast/results
https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/45c2d038bfa7fd6e1cab73bd92a353c4?wid...
2002 -SA. Don O'Rorke's Casuarina Beach Pad. > re: ( HPC / WSL )
https://architectureau.com/articles/casuarina-beach-house/
2003 Tweed Surf Comps
26-28 Feb Roxy Trials + 13-16 March Roxy/Quiky + 26 April-3rd May Surf Cult Pro
2004 - Bogangar School
2008 - Bogangar Blader (1st of new breed Nth NSW Whomperz)
2011 Cabba wins cleanest NSW Beach (Maggie's > 1st 1920's Beach owner?)
https://www.ozbeaches.com.au/blogs/beaches/maggies-and-cabarita-beaches-...
2012- HPC Casuarina $4m > 2018 $7m Upgrade ( accom 42) Lessons @ Cabba!
2016 Tweed Coast Pro QS 1000
28 July -2 Aug 2017 Australian Surf Festival Cabba + Tweed > 2018/19/20?
https://www.surfingaustralia.com/news/eight-new-national-longboard-champ...
Aug 2017 Cabarita HPC Australian Surfing Olympic Training Camp.
Feb 2018 Cabarita NSR
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2018/02/25/cabarita-appr...
23 Aug 2018 - { LOCALS ONLY } No more Cabba Comps
https://www.tweeddailynews.com.au/news/organisers-defend-surf-festival-o...
2020 Oz Best Beach Award {Cabarita}
https://concreteplayground.com/brisbane/travel-leisure/best-australian-b...
21 May 2020 Australian Surfing Awards HPC
26 Aug 2020 Australian Surf Champioships Cabarita (Tweed)
https://www.corporatekeysaustralia.com.au/bogangar/events/festivals-and-...
WSL ?

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tubeshooter commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 8:36pm

Caba was a great village before the Casuarina and Salt developments . The old pub was a great place to get into some heated 'debates' and you'd have to look hard to find a latte , especially in winter. if you were so inclined.

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bluediamond commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 9:32pm

Yes. Warren Polglase's legacy. I did an assignment on his corruptness back when he was raping the coastal fringes between Caba and Kingy. Pure slime.

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tango commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 11:30pm

Yep, the fastbucks brigade's rape and pillage of that stretch of coastline is another sad stain on the state of NSW. I didn't know Wozza, but just about every coastal shire in the country has had a caarnt or 10 like that who'd sell the future in a bloody heartbeat if there was a quick buck in it.

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bluediamond commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 9:10am

Yep Tango. The Bob Jellys of the coasts.
He even got sacked for corruption yet, got re elected......you couldn't make this shit up.
https://amp.abc.net.au/article/1430782

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tango commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 9:26am

You've got to love their chutzpah, too:

"....you're elected by the community to represent the community's point of view....."

If only.

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Gra Murdoch commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 8:57am

Unreal accoms attached to the pub too in the early 90s hey TS, beachfront rooms, big, clean and comfy and 40 bucks a night, the perfect box-ticking getaway for the young budget minded gold coaster required to make a romantic gesture.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 9:22am

Late 80's early 90's the pub overlooking the beach at Yamba was pretty much the same too. Cheap, clean rooms, pretty basic but comfy and a great countery. The Caba pub was great but wouldn't know now, haven't been there in donkeys.

As mentioned above, Cabarita itself is a pretty crap wave. Has its days but they're pretty few and far between.

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tubeshooter commented Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 9:53pm

yeah the rooms were pretty cosy .. I miss the old pub , Lived in Caba for many a year but always stayed in that hotel when I wasn't and just visiting.
Knowing most of the staff was always a bonus,,
Before it was replaced I 'confiscated' some of the old 'decore' ,, with permission of the owners of course. Including genuine pool cues that have the sweat of some of those budget minded Gold Coasters you mentioned stained into them. Sweat from wondering why they brought their new found princess to a place full of blokes who didn't care about their existence .

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greg-n.williams commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 5:21am

A beautiful Nth coast headland is Cabba, world class wave ah I don't think so! WSL is keeping the show on the road in an attempt to maintain some sort of viewer demographic. I'll probs watch the highlights as the most elite surfers in our neck of the woods put on a show! Toledos 9 in Kelly's Tub was exciting to watch as was Kelly's 720 attempt to up the ante in the Rub a dub dub show! Very glad that my friends @ Boomerang Bch expressed their concerns about to many freak shows on the Mid Nth Coast!

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 10:11am

Bit more than a casual connection between the Woz and Tweed Coast.

Salt/Casuarina is a Don Rorke project.

Don donated 4million to the Hurley HPC to get it built, under the auspices of then CEO of Surfing Australia Andrew Stark.

Don is also the developer involved in the Coolum/Slater wave tub proposal and Stark is now Australasian head of WSL.

It's a very cosy relationship.

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donweather commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 10:48am

Don is Good!!! ;)

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 12:19pm

freeride76 is onto that ...tbb included the ( HPC stronghold ) > accom...42.
(They're not taking reservations?)...It's actually good priced accom..
No way could WSL accommodate o/n Pros elsewhere near on the fly.
Recall: This is strictly a crowd lockout 100 comp...WSL need to cut security costs.
The Board storage / Trailer set up- is all sorted / Pro size Weet bix & cereal Scoops.
All the big wigs might crash at Don's Beach Hut.
https://www.booking.com/hotel/au/surfing-australia-high-performance-cent...

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thermalben commented Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 2:28pm

Took a whole week but the Woz (and NSW Govt) finally got their press release out.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/pro-surfing-grand-slam-makes-waves...

"Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the Tweed Coast Pro will be held over two days and will utilise locations at Cabarita Beach or Fingal Head."

http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/455046/tweed-coast-pro-bolsters-aus...

"The broadcast-only ‘strike mission' style events, not designed for spectators due to COVID, will see WSL surfers based in Australia given just three days' notice within the competition window, to travel to each location to compete over two days. Surf conditions will determine which location is surfed and when to make sure surfers compete in the best conditions possible."

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Solitude commented Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 3:27pm

Has anyone come across any community consultation for this event? I'm not aware of any.

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fishnsurf commented Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 3:35pm

Caba actually gets pretty good. It can be a bit fickle, but I've had some really good waves there. I lived there a few years and on occasion it really would pump.

Surf ingredients

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 2:11pm

WSL are shifting deckchairs behind the sight screen.

Last Month
(Early Sept) South Straddie Event -10m/11w/12h
(Late Sept) Euro Event -13m ?
(Mid Oct )WA Event - 14m/15w/16h

All Change (Now)
Teahupo'o Event -7m (Cancelled)

Euro (Late Sept / Early Oct) (Room for Mens Only event)
https://support.worldsurfleague.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051762853-The-W...

NSW only reports Men / Women (24) No heritage. (see: Ben).

WSL have 3 free events openings - 8/9/10

WSL Grand Slump carries on like this...
Key : m/en w/omen h/eritage

(Early Sept) NSW Events - 8m/9w- (Sorry No Heritage)
(Late Sept) Euro Surf Cup Event -10m (Sorry No Women or Heritage) Cancelled?
(Mid Oct) Sth Straddie Events - 11m/12w/13h
(Late Oct)WA Events - 14m/15w/16h

http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events?year=2020
(Likely to change again?)

FFS ...tbb only just did the redo from last week.

This one comes with [ USE BY TOMORROW ]

Effective from 1 hour ago ...
Qld Premier : SEQ 10 outside max / Gold Coast 30 max...

Looks like Cabba gets 2 WSL Comps...who knows? Maybe all 3 if yer lucky.
+ Sunny has a bonus $20,000/night wave Pool for Goldie...I mean Cabba!
They said Goldie, but they specifically mean't Cabba...100% certain on that!

Goldie will donate our last legs Quiky to go with Cabba's new HPC Wave Pool.
WSL can anoint yer NSR into a plush WSR / WSL HQ while they're in town.
Thanx for taking one for the Team Cabba ...
You bet! yer back on Goldie's Xmas PostCard list...on Sunny's as well.
Love yer Work!
PS: You'll be needing this Surf City Crown & Gown...You can keep that!

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 3:55pm

Qld 2020 Gold Coast Beachside Events...(10 max)
29 Aug - AVS State of Origin (Cancelled)
https://www.facebook.com/events/duranbah-beach/avs-state-of-origin/88867...
24/25 Oct - Coolangatta Gold (Cancelled)
25/27 Oct - GC 600 (Cancelled)
21-28 Nov - Schoolies (Cancelled)

*(NEWS) Tweed Pro Comp Update

This Sunday 13 Sept WSL Tweed Pro
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2020/spec/3574/tweed-coast-pro-mens
Possible (36hr pre Bubble + NSW Priority VIP / Pro Testing 12hr results)
Heat Listings
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/455446/green-alert-tweed-coast-pro...

18 Sept 2020 Onda Do (San Paulo Brazil)
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/455292/the-onda-do-bem-charity-eve...
36hr Bubble >12 hr Race against time to Clear Test Results of DJ's/VIP's/Pros
Hygiene Disinfection Spray Tunnel to ensure Barrels remain Covid Free.
10 x CT+ / 5x w / 10 x Celebs (5 x Teams of 5 )
Tour Stop Team Names GC/Jbay/Chopes/Pipe/Rio > (Pros 2m/1w+ Celebs m/w)
*Jet Ski Tow Airs / Paddle Battles / Top Heats / Tag /

19 Sept -14 Dec Australian Open of Surfing
https://asbmag.com/new-australian-open-of-surfing-tour-to-launch-in-2020/

23-25 Sept 2020 (Euro Cup Comp 1) French Rendez-Vous @ Anglet France
24 Surfers (Specialty Events)
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2020/spec/3589/french-rendez-vous...
2 Oct (End) > (Euro Cup Comp 2) MEO Portugal Cup.

Qld Goldie Boost 11m / 12w / 13 heritage
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2020/spec/3568/boost-mobile-pro-g...

WA Margaret Pro - 14m / 15 w / 16 heriitage
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2020/spec/3571/margaret-river-pro...

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:30pm

Woz Comp for Cabarita ...
continues....
" Green Light for Tweed Coast Pro "
https://www.swellnet.com/news/form-guide/2020/09/08/green-light-tweed-co...

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thermalben commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 5:04pm

Was interested to see the perennial "Locals Only 88" reappear scrawled in white paint on the point at Caba overnight Monday (I surfed Tuesday morning).

It wasn't there Monday afternoon, during the WSL event.

Even more interestingly, by this morning it had been removed (yet again).