2013/2014 George Bass Surfboat Marathon Narooma veterans rower profiles

Name: Adam Morris.

Nickname: Dorry.

Position in boat: Bow the hard side.

Rowing partner: Rod.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: Plays in s#%t all day, kills things at night then still turns up and rows harder than everyone.

This is Bass number: Two.

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: Two years ago they were struggling for numbers and desperate - here I am.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: Winning the second leg last Bass.

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: First few rows with Brendo’ at sweep, he was in the water more than in the boat.

The best thing about the Bass: Is the seventh night.

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? Twice as often!

Name: Johnny Davis.

Nickname: J.D.

Position in boat: Second stroke

Rowing partner: Pud.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: Doesn’t talk much.

This is Bass number: Three.

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: Watching the carnage in the previous Bass in Narooma.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: Sunday - winning the first leg

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: The first leg 2013-14 Bass with Cameron Roley driving the backup boat.

The best thing about the Bass: The week long camp.

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? Yep.

Name: Brendan Constable.

Nickname: Boof.

Position in boat: Sweep.

Rowing partner: Divorced.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: He left me so I started sweeping.

This is Bass number: Four.

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: First Bass had huge seas at Tuross and I’ve always been in the Surf Club, rowing is fun.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: The winning legs of the Bass.

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: Rowing in at Tuross was fairly hairy.

The best thing about the Bass: The racing and the fun you have with everyone afterwards.

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? Probably row more!

Name: Nigel Constable.

Nickname: Nige.

Position in boat: Stroke.

Rowing partner: Skell.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: Hates losing.

This is Bass number: Two.

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: I was 16 and stupid.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: Sunday.

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: When Brendan started sweeping.

The best thing about the Bass: Family - kids having fun.

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? Love it more!

Name: Rod Patmore.

Nickname: Patty.

Position in boat: Four.

Rowing partner: Adam.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: He’s from Scone and snores like a trooper.

This is Bass number: Two.

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: Peer pressure!

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: Max young falling out of the boat at Eden.

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: 2013-14 Cameron Roley in the backup boat.

The best thing about the Bass: Support crew.

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? Maybe…

Name: Unto Holopanien.

Nickname: Uffo.

Position in boat: Second bow.

Rowing partner: Stuey.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: Very polite for his size.

This is Bass number: 11.

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: Can hardly remember the first being a Viking Decendanti like rowing long distances.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: Sunday winning the Bay leg against a southerly swell.

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: Tuross 2008. Still remember that!

The best thing about the Bass: The training leading up to it the camaraderie of a good bunch of blokes. He supporters and the massages (interviewed during a massage).

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? I don’t know.

Name: Stuart Croser.

Nickname: Stu.

Position in boat: Number 1.

Rowing partner: Unto.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: Minki whale song.

This is Bass number: Six?

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: Summer sport/very nervous.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: 1994 GB beating Broulee to Bermagui - big day!

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: 1982 Mazda Marathon "huge swell".

The best thing about the Bass: Support crew.

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? TBA.

Name: Glen Wilton.

Nickname: Skel.

Position in boat: Bow.

Rowing partner: Nigel.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: Likes a massage.

This is Bass number: Two

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: 1995, mates.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: Winning 1995.

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: Coming in with Brendan.

The best thing about the Bass: Rowing with mates and the support crew.

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? No, only at night.

Name: Jae Constable.

Nickname: Pud.

Position in boat: Stroke.

Rowing partner: Johnny Davis.

Tell us an interesting fact about your partner: He likes pink budgie smugglers.

This is Bass number: Two.

Tell us about your first Bass and what got you into surfboat rowing: 16 years ago when you were in the Surf Club, that’s just what you did.

Tell us your fondest rowing memory: Winning first Bass leg 2013.

Hairiest moment in a surfboat: Catching any wave with Chris Young sweeping.

The best thing about the Bass: On the seventh night Brendan Constable has lost his voice

If SLS brought in another high visibility safety regulation making you wear pink budgie smugglers would you still row? Yes!

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