About DYRSL Maljam

DYRSL Maljam is Australia’s premier one-day Longboarding surfing event with prize purse of over $15,000 dollars.

The Maljam celebrates the 3 main stages of the Longboard evolution from the early 1950’s hollow Wooden Boards, to the classic Single Fins and the modern day High-Performance models.

Since its inception in 2011 the Maljam has been attracting the best of the nation’s riders and past and present World Champions all going head to head with the best of the locals.

The Maljam is hosted by the Curl Curl Longboard Club, a group of passionate competitive surfers.

Okanui’s and Toothpicks.

By today’s standards they barely resemble a surfboard.

Toothpick is an Australian designed and built craft originally designed for surf life saving. It’s made of timber, is hollow and has no fin. To turn them surfers used to drop the toes of their back foot into the water using their foot as a rudder. The hollow Okanui was surfed from the late 40’s – 50’s until balsa wood was available.

Both are still handmade today by skilled craftsmen. At Maljam it’s a demonstration event that is sure to please the crowd

Single Fin

Born in the 50’s and refined in the 60’s. 
These longboards defined the era of design 
experimentation such as performance, speed, and adjustments for different conditions – everything was being constantly altered, including the nose, shape, curve and tail.

Under the 
feet of an expert, the modern day ‘log’ is transformed with graceful glides, nose rides, drop knee 
cutbacks, coffins and trimming manoeuvres.

Modern Longboards

Since the Longboard resurgence in the late 80’s, the modern Longboard has gone through its own revolution in design.

Surfers want to push the limits, they want the benefits of both a longboard and the 
manoeuvrability of a short board. Narrower, lighter and more curve in the bottom these boards are built to throw around.

The ‘HP’ Longboard suits Curl Curl’s infamous steep take off and shallow water sandbanks.

As a sponsor in 2011 I was totally stoked with the organisation, atmosphere, promotion and professionalism of the North Curl Curl event. The exposure of my business and products exceeded my expectations.

Tim Reilly4 Elements Sports Coaching

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about Maljam. The formal organisation and atmosphere was regarded by the world’s best surfers as first class.

Dane JordanCEO - Association of Surfing Professionals