The Southern Ocean Union of Longboarders S.O.U.L was formed eight years ago in October 2005 by Larry Hayes, Brian Tucker, Paul Fletcher, Glenn Emslie, Chris Meier and Craig Robertson.
The first paid up member of the club was Simon Thorne.
Since the early beginning SOUL has established itself as a family, social outgoing and fun oriented longboard club. SOUL brings together male and female longboard surfers from the Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove area and even spreads its wings as far as the western suburbs of Melbourne.
Every year we organize about ten events throughout the year. These events vary from longboard club competitions to fun surf events such as tag team surfing, longboard shapers boards try out days, traditional old mal surfing events, male and female youth surf coaching clinics. Furthermore SOUL encourages and supports it's members to participate in state and national longboarding competitions and surf judging training sessions. Last but not least SOUL organizes and runs every year one of the surf vintage events on the Victorian surf calendar namely the Victorian championships of OLD MAL's. This event will bring you back the sixties, with surfers competing on pre-1968 longboards, a old longboard show and old timer surf mobiles.
But our focus is not surfing only, the club is also participating in community social events. SOUL is a great supporter of the yearly surf events organized by the Disabled Surfing Association (DSA), because these events open up a world of enjoyment and fun in the ocean to new people. The DSA Surf Events bring smiles on plenty of peoples faces and SOUL is happy in assisting the DSA in organizing these great surfing days. We have also been involved in surf community fund raisers. Other social events we organize are a surf week-end at Kennett River and a Social Ladies on the beach day.
In short the club promotes longboard surfing as a healthy pastime and caters for a wide area of surf and social events.
SOUL Club President's Honors board:
2005: Larry "Lazza" Hayes
2006 : Brian "Bull" Tucker
2007 : Brian "Bull" Tucker
2008 : Brian "Bull" Tucker
2009 : Brian "Bull" Tucker
2010 : Brian "Bull" Tucker
2011 : Brian "Bull" Tucker
2012 : Brian "Bull" Tucker
SOUL 2012 Club Committee:
Club President: Brian "Bull" Tucker
Club Vice President: Russel "Snottie" Synnott
Club Secretary: Andrew "Brownie" Brown
Club Treasurer: Sarah Synnott
General Club Committee:
Kylie De Costa
Dale "Crofty" Croft
Kevin "Hammer" Hemmerijckx
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Grant Thomas Coaching Day
Senior Chris Meier
2010 Kennett River Surf Week End