The 2016 CJ ‘Snowy’ McAlister Winter Longboarding Festival

The 2016 CJ Snowy McAlister Winter Surfing Festival has been run and won, with a few surprise results and a couple that were maybe not such a shock. What a great weekend! After a pretty sketchy week of weather with some of the biggest surf seen in years building up to the event, we ended up with the perfect weekend. The weather was fine, the surf was pumping and everything came together for what was one of the best Snowy festivals ever. It’s always great to see everyone get together for what has to be an epic yearly event that the Manly Malibu Club is proud to host. I’d like to thank everyone who put in such an amazing effort, not only over the weekend, but also in the weeks and months leading up to the event. You all know who you are, so Thank you all. Can’t wait to see you all at the 30th anniversary event next June!

Here are the results.

Orbiting Normal
Hayden Emery
Blake King
Andrew Jeffress
Tom Oliver
Darren Delgaty
Matt Bruin

Guzman y Gomez
Over 35
Jason Livingston
Sean Dry
Cam Gray
Gaz Donovan
Dane Randall
Rod Walsh

The Ivanhoe
Over 45
Jason Livingstone
Hayden Swan
Paul Detmold
John Fraser
Sean Dry
Paul Valentine

Solid Racks
Over 55
David Adams
Lynden Riley
Simon Smith
Paul Boccanfuso
Mike Bullivant
Mike Griggs

Maui Jim
Old Mal
Matt Chojnacki
Lawrence Harkness
Fred Stovin-Bradford
Dane Pioli
Jayce Pioli
Josh Ferris

Four Elements
Junior HP
Jonah Putaansuu
Will Greinki
Tully White
Jayden MacDonald
Jackson Detmold
Angus Oliver

Four Elements
Junior log
Keyo Rhodes
Gus O’Malley
Fred Stovin-Bradford
Jack Perkins
Angus Oliver
Callum Baker

SA Hair and Beauty
Open Women’s
Kirra Searle
Sam Walker
Tully White
Sienna Coulter
Kristy Quirk
Jenna Bilton

Bennett Surfboards
Open log
Nic Jones
Jarrod Morell
Dane Pioli
Jack Entwistle
Matt Chojnacki
Tom Payne

Captain Sip Sop
Over 50 log
Lynden Riley
Hayden Swan
Steve Beaumont
Peter English
Matt Fleming
Alex Kiss

Open men’s
Paul Scholten
Jack Entwistle
Dane Pioli
Jarred Morrell
Tom Wentworth
Tom Leach


9th June

Here it comes, the Snowy is two days away and the competitor list has been updated. If you have sent in an entry please check to see if your name is on the list. If you think your name should be on it but isn’t, call me ASAP on 0447657669 to ensure you don’t miss out.

Huey has been going nuts these last few days with some monster surf up and down the East Coast. It didn’t miss Manly, with some huge sets coming through not only at Queenscliff Bomby, but even out the front at North Steyne. The surf has finally dropped to a manageable level with the upside being, that the banks are now looking awesome! It’s going to be game on at Manly this weekend!

If you are surfing in the Open men’s division the first heat will start at 7.20am so please be there giving yourself plenty of time to register and get out there. Looking forward to seeing you all at the 29th CJ Snowy McAlister Winter Surfing Festival!

6th June

The competitor list has been updated and the Snowy is nearly here. Some pretty crazy conditions out in the water at the moment but the forecast is for things to calm down over the next couple of days. Hopefully the strong swell at the moment will create some good banks at Carlton St for the weekend!

The heat draw times are now up so check them out to see when you are surfing. Please be at the beach to register half an hour before your division begins. First up is Open men’s with the first heats hitting the water at 7.20am.


26th May

The competitor list has been updated. Please check to see if your name is on the list and if not, contact me ASAP so you do not miss your spot.

Please note: If  you haven’t yet sent in an entry form and your name is on the list, it means that your spot is currently reserved. Could you please send in your entry form plus entry fee ASAP to save time on registration day at the beach. Entry forms can be found on the ‘Entry Form’ tab on this website and can either be mailed to the PO box or emailed to me at mbruin@optusnet.com.au

21st May.

The competitor list has been updated. There are still spots left in most divisions so get your entry in! If you have NOT yet sent your entry form in please either scan it, fill it out and email it to me at mbruin@optusnet.com.au or post it in ASAP. If you do NOT see your name on the list and have sent in an entry form, please let me know ASAP on 0447657669. I need your entry forms to ensure you get the correct size shirt as well as all of your details.

17th May

The competitor list has been updated. If you have sent in an entry and do not see your name on the list, please call me on 0447657669 ASAP to make sure you do not miss your spot.


The Snowy competitor list has been updated.


Still plenty of spots available in this year’s Snowy. You can now transfer your entry fee direct using bank transfer. Account details on the entry form page. You will still need to post your completed entry form and waiver to PO Box 96, Collaroy, NSW 2097.


Latest News

A new division will be included for this years Snowy … The over 50’s log. Age cut off will be the 10th June. You must have turned 50 prior to this date to be eligible. Get your entry in early as this one is sure to fill up quickly!


The 2016 Snowy is just around the corner. Well it’s a little way off but we getting things started early. This years event will be held on the June long weekend, the 11th – 13th June 2016. The contest location is the same as it has been for the last 28 years, at the end of Carlton St on Manly Beach.

All of the usual events will be on including the Open men’s, Open Log and the Open Women’s, as well as Junior log and HP, The Old Mal and age divisions. This year we are bringing back an old favourite, the mystery event. The format for this event will be something along the lines of, all competitors from every event on Saturday who don’t make it through to the next round, will be put into a draw, where we will have two heats on Sunday culminating in a final for Monday. We may change the criteria a little for the qualifications, we may even give out a prize or two … or maybe not … after all it is the mystery event, but it’s sure to be entertaining!

The presentation will be held after the finals on Monday at the wonderful venue of the Manly Malibu Club’s new major sponsor, the Ivanhoe Hotel, right there on Manly Corso.

Plenty of fun and games at the beach with live commentary and interviews with some very special guests throughout the three day event. One of our major sponsors is organising a night of fun and frivolity at a venue nearby on Saturday night, details of which will be posted here and on social media as more information comes to hand.

Entry forms will be available this week so keep an eye on this site for more details in the weeks to come.

Please note: Multiple age division entries will be accepted, although to be fair to all competitors, if your younger age division choice fills up, you will be moved to reserve of that division. Priority will be based on when your entry is received. This will not affect your first choice (natural) age division.

We at the Manly Mal Club are looking forward to seeing all of our friends old and new, for what is sure to be another winter surfing spectacular on Sydney’s famous Manly Beach. See you there.





Please send cheques and/or money order to:

Manly Malibu Boardriders Club
Collaroy Beach NSW 2097

Please make sure you include your email address as well as your full name and postal address so that we can confirm your ticket payment by email.



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