Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

13 Jan 2021 4 Share

Photo: Swilly

Photo: Swilly

COASTALWATCH | EVENTS

The WSL won’t be opening their season on the Gold Coast in this weird reformatted and Covid-effected surfing calendar, but that doesn’t mean that 2021 won’t kick off as every year should: with the legendary Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival.

“I reckon it’s my favourite weekend of the year, apart from maybe whichever weekend lands closest to Valentine’s Day, of course,” said Ain’t That Swell podcast host and event commentator for the weekend, Vaughan Blakey. “I get so stoked seeing Hoyo, Occy, Parko, Cheyne Horan, alongside young stars like Dimity Stoyle and Dakoda Walters, all ripping on single fins. And for it all to be going down at one of the sacred venues of Australian competitive surfing. It’s beautiful.”

This year it was Coolangatta’s Quinn Bruce who won the Open Men’s part of the event while Dimity Stoyle rode an MR single-fin to her second consecutive Open Women’s win.

1997 Bells winner turned back the clock to take out the Masters, and for the Juniors it was Currumbin’s Ty Richardson defending his title.

2021 Men’s Champion Quinn Bruce. Photo: Swilly

2021 Men’s Champion Quinn Bruce. Photo: Swilly

Back to back Champion Dimity Stoyle with the shimmy. Photo: Swilly

Back to back Champion Dimity Stoyle with the shimmy. Photo: Swilly

Commentator Vaughan Blakey getting ready for his heat. Photo: Swilly

Commentator Vaughan Blakey getting ready for his heat. Photo: Swilly

Jaleesa Vincent with style for days. Photo: Swilly

Jaleesa Vincent with style for days. Photo: Swilly

Junior Max Deffenti gets upside-down. Photo: Swilly

Junior Max Deffenti gets upside-down. Photo: Swilly

The Open Men’s Final. Jay Thompson, Cooper Chapman, Paul Fisher, Liam Obrien and Quinn Bruce. Photo: Swilly

The Open Men’s Final. Jay Thompson, Cooper Chapman, Paul Fisher, Liam Obrien and Quinn Bruce. Photo: Swilly

Cooper Chapman doing thruster things on a single fin. Photo: Swilly

Cooper Chapman doing thruster things on a single fin. Photo: Swilly

Parko with his weapon of choice. Photo Swilly

Parko with his weapon of choice. Photo Swilly

Occy! Photo: Swilly

Occy! Photo: Swilly

The Open Women’s Final. Jaleesa Vincent, Dimity Stoyle, Marie-Moana Troja, Lilliana Bowrey, Juniper Harper and Carly Shanahan. Photo: Swilly

The Open Women’s Final. Jaleesa Vincent, Dimity Stoyle, Marie-Moana Troja, Lilliana Bowrey, Juniper Harper and Carly Shanahan. Photo: Swilly

Hoyo! Winner of the Masters category. Photo: Swilly

Hoyo! Winner of the Masters category. Photo: Swilly

Soli Bailey throws it back. Photo: Swilly

Soli Bailey throws it back. Photo: Swilly

Mitch Crews with the darling MR number he and Dimity Stoyle shared for the event. Photo: Swilly

Mitch Crews with the darling MR number he and Dimity Stoyle shared for the event. Photo: Swilly

The crowd around the hill at Burleigh. Photo: Swilly

The crowd around the hill at Burleigh. Photo: Swilly

Tags: (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Mobile Services
Registered Users

Registered Users

11 Mar 2015
SMS services

SMS services

Use the flexibility of Coastalwatch SMS service to check the daily surf report or live wind conditiosn around Australia anytime of the day.

25 Oct 2013
Recent

Sean Doherty: Somewhere Between 'Searching for Tom Curren' and 'Eraserhead'

The Story Behind Tom Curren's Offbeat New Search Vid

3 29 Jan 2021
Nick Carroll: WSL Adds a Fourth CT To Australia in 2021?

Nick Carroll: WSL Adds a Fourth CT To Australia in 2021?

6 29 Jan 2021
Watch: The New Tom Curren "Search" Movie is All-Time

Watch: The New Tom Curren "Search" Movie is All-Time

4 28 Jan 2021
Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

3 26 Jan 2021
Video: Connor O'Leary's Backhand Surfing Is Worth Hitting Replay For

Video: Connor O'Leary's Backhand Surfing Is Worth Hitting Replay For

3 25 Jan 2021
Latest News

Sean Doherty: Somewhere Between 'Searching for Tom Curren' and 'Eraserhead'

The Story Behind Tom Curren's Offbeat New Search Vid

Nick Carroll: WSL Adds a Fourth CT To Australia in 2021?

Australia, All of Australia, May Soon Be a CT Bubble

Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Pipeline comes to Australia's East Coast, featuring Paul Morgan, Laurie Towner, Matt Dunsmore and more

Popular This Week

“HE’S TRULY A FREAK.”

Maybe you don’t know Luke Saranah. You will now.

Video: The Fizzlot kids – SW Grom Bash

A stoked out portrait of Australian Junior Surfing in the year 2018.

Padang Comes to Life as Late Season Swell hits Bali

Golden hour at perfect Padang Padang - it's been a good week to be in Bali... Photo: Childs

WEST COAST? EAST COAST? IT’S PUMPING EVERYWHERE!

Well, almost all. But definitely a solid weekend ahead.

Go to Top