Broulee has been represented by three teams in the annual Pub-to-Club surf race at Pambula Surf Club.
The event drew crews from Pambula, Tathra, Narooma, Mollymook, and Wanda.
Crews were met by idyllic conditions in the morning after an 8.30am briefing, surfboats launched from Pambula Beach with rolling one-to-two footers providing little resistance for the well-drilled surf crews.
Officials said it was normally the surf skis pulling in the result as they get out on the water first – with the Club to Pub running on a series of staggered starts.
However, there were some choppy conditions out wide and a gusty north-easterly blew in midway through the race and provided a nasty headwind.
The surfboats carved through the conditions though and finished on some quick times and more tightly grouped than normal.
Broulee’s veterans crew finished second in the 10 kilometre race with a blistering time of 59 minutes and 56 seconds, edging out Narooma’s crew by a mere 23 seconds.
Broulee also provided the entire open women’s division, as two separate crews battled for first.
Polly’s crew defeated Gary’s crew by almost two minutes to take first place honours.
Many of the teams were using the event as a prelude to the upcoming George Bass Marathon, with Wanda crews saying they were excited to have their first crack at the world’s toughest surf marathon.
Organisers said the times bordered on Club to Pub records and were impressed with the effort from teams.
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