A pleasant Christmas Day morning greeted our 2019 cohort of celebration surfers and supporters. It was a well-attended affair, though my pictures may not do it justice as the attendance was spread between the clubhouse, the surf school and the waters’ edge, and I caught only those in or down by the water with my camera. However, with my apologies made – and hopefully accepted – here are those attendees that I saw:
The waves offered plenty of opportunities for all abilities, and there are a few examples below of what we saw on the day. saints boardriders wishes all our members and supporters a healthy and prosperous 2020. Cheers!
Friday, October half term and the wettest day since Noah launched the ark was the date of this year’s Surfers Ball. The venue Main Ballroom, Tregenna Castle. We came together to celebrate a milestone year in the history of saints boardriders and to hopefully raise some funds toward cementing the legacy of our new clubhouse. The banner picture gathers together many of the St. Ives Surf School instructors who teach our juniors on those summer Saturdays when Kids Club is in full swing. Our gratitude for the work of Harris and his team is enormous and it was great to share the evening with this well-scrubbed crew.
The entertainment began in the lobby on arrival where guests were met with a medley of jazz classics from the piano of Tom Quirke. There was also an early chance to pose for a red carpet photo or two, courtesy of Andre Otto, before processing into the ballroom where there was a casino and a novelty photo booth to tickle your fancy.
After the welcoming speech from our chairman we enjoyed a splendid meal and then had the chance to bid for those tempting auction lots which had been generously donated by supporters of our project.
Then it was access all areas as Small Wonder took to the stage to give us a set of dancefloor fillers while the casino and the photo booth offered their attractions for those seeking less energetic thrills. DJ Chewy was on hand to keep the music bouncing when Small Wonder had completed their brilliant set and so the evening came to a contented sigh sometime in the wee small hours.
We are indebted to Tregenna Castle for once again hosting a fabulous event for us. Thanks also to Small Wonder, Tom Quirke, DJ Chewy, Andre Otto, auctioneer Paul Le Bas, the photo booth crew and our magnificent casino ladies for bringing the entertainment on the night. Thanks to those donors whose gifts brought us welcome funds through the auction, and finally our thanks to all the guests who shared the evening with us.