Maroubra Surfers Association: the stars of 1964

The Maroubra Surfers Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with a reunion scheduled for the 4th of May, 2013.


One of New South Wales' first boardriders clubs, The Maroubra Surfers Association prepares a meeting at the Maroubra Bowling Club. Past, present and future champions from the iconic Eastern Sydney beach will come together for the night.

"There's such a rich history behind the Maroubra Surfers Association. From the time we first launched in 1964 there's been some incredible moments that have had a great impact on the sport of surfing", says Corey Adams, MSA president.

"Larry Blair winning the Pipeline Masters was a massive feat as was Blake Thornton qualifying for the ASP World Tour a few years back. These days the club currently has some of the strongest surfers, I believe, we've seen in 30 or so years"

"There's people like Monty Tait, Max McGuigan, Jake Scott and Jackson Giles who all look like having a bright future as well as people like Blake Thornton and Mark Mathews who are making a big splash on the world stage", Adams adds.

Throughout the sixties and seventies it wasn't uncommon to see upwards of 450 competitors on the beach for an MSA meeting.

Over the years the club has gone under various names including: MSRC - Maroubra Surf Riders Club, MSA - Maroubra Surfriders Association, MBA - Maroubra Boardriders Association, etc.