Go boating with an environmental conscience

IF you and your family want to try out boating or wakeboarding then head to the Shoalhaven Ski Park this Sunday.  

Malibu Australia and GRE Marine will host a free family boating day on the water from 9am.

The day will feature the 13th GRE Marine owners’ weekend, where all past GRE Marine boat owners, or interested boat owners will get a chance to test the latest gear and put their boat on the water.  

Malibu’s Just Ride Tour will be a highlight of the day and will include learn to ride clinics and demonstrations from the Team Malibu riders.

“Ultimately we’re all about taking the whole family out on the water”, said GRE Marine manager, Rob Bramford. 

Team Malibu riders include under 20s NSW state champion Joel Bartley, under 14 girls NSW state titles runner-up Tegan Bartley, under 14 boys Australian open and nationals champion Lewy Watt, Rail Jam 5 King of the Kicker Open Women’s Holly Watt, Thorry Heaney and Sam Singleton.

“The spectacular tricks by the young guns in the industry will create real magic with their aerials, flips, spins, grabs and glides; their truth is on the water”, said Bramford. 

There will be a free sausage sandwich courtesy of GRE Marine and the local Wake Club, with other refreshments available for purchase.

There is the option of camping on Saturday night at a cost.

Liquid Optix sports photography will capture free video footage and photography of all the activities on the day to be posted on its Facebook page.

The organisers also have an environmental conscience.

The day will start with assisting Nowra Golf Club plant 500 mangroves on the edge of the Shoalhaven River.

The planting will start at 8am for the Malibu/Axis family and interested community members at Greys Beach.

Local wakeboarder and co-owner of Liquid Optix Sports Photography, Johny Vynes, was excited about the opportunity to include a green element to the event.

“Coming from a botanical background, I can see the importance for the river bank restoration work and having so many boat owners that enjoy using the river. I thought it’d be a great opportunity to lend a hand,” he said.

For more information on the day or on the tree planting, contact Rob Bramford on 0419 147521 or service@gremarine .com.au

LEND A HAND: Nathan Peters captures Johny Vynes with a mangrove tree in preparation for this Sunday’s boating day.

LEND A HAND: Nathan Peters captures Johny Vynes with a mangrove tree in preparation for this Sunday’s boating day.


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