Nippy’s Open Shortboard State Titles

30 Mar 2008 0 Share

Philippe Didelot (Middleton) first Open Mens

Philippe Didelot (Middleton) first Open Mens

MIDDLETON BEACH, South Australia
Sunday, March, 30, 2008

Surfing South Australia’s Inaugural Nippy’s Open state title round has concluded in climatic circumstances.

After difficult conditions on day one, those lucky to battle through until today day to were greeted with fantastic cross/offshore 3-4 feet waves off Middleton point. With record entrants and crowds, onlookers were greeted with a great day of finals competition.

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the open men’s finals with Todd Goudie and Philippe Didelot going barrel for barrel as Middleton bay began to open up. However, it was Philippe Didelot to whom the winners cheque was signed narrowly edging out Khai Adams in second and Todd Goudie in third. Kyle Gilbert finishing in fourth place didn’t go home empty handed scoring himself Coopers Pale Ale Wave of the Day for an impressive sequence of manoeuvres through the Middleton bowl.

Philippe Didelot was really happy with the way he surf “I am wrapped with the win, I haven’t surfed in the last month and a half because I injured my knee surfing so I’m pretty happy, it was also good to get that nice inside section barrel” Philippe tells Surfing SA. Philippe is really looking forward to the next two rounds of the Nippy’s State Titles.

Scores were tight in the open women’s final with Emma Williams starting her surfer of the year campaign in style just nudging out Katie Langley for second place. Many congratulations go to Grace McDonald and Hannah Juhrmann pulling into a close third and forth place respectively.

Given the buzz around women’s surfing in Australia at the moment it’s no surprise Surfing South Australia’s women’s development representative Cheryl Peat was really impressed with the women’s contingent in both senior and junior competitions.

“The representation of women during this competition has been amazing and for the first time we have had semi finals instead of straight finals. I think that the total increase in female surfers during this competition has been around 300 to 400 per cent” Cheryl said.

Traditionally the women’s state titles have been straight finals and combinations of different divisions to fill in numbers. However thanks to the dedicated work of Cheryl Peat and Mark Longhurst, women’s numbers are reaching these record highs.

Round Two of the Nippy’s Open Shortboard State Titles continues on the Yorke Peninsula from April the 25 to 27.

The Nippy’s Open Shortboard State Titles are made possible thanks to the Surfing South Australia executive committee and dedicate volunteer group, all judges, officials and work crew, Nippy’s, Quiksilver, Roxy, Coopers Pale Ale, Office of Recreation and Sport, Globe, Classic Color and all of the fantastic Surfing South Australia Industry Partners.

FULL RESULTS BELOW

Open Women’s
1 Emma Williams
2 Katie Langley
3 Grace McDonald
4 Hannah Juhrmann

Over 35 Women
1 Ericka Oemcke
2 Cheryl Peat
3 Cathy Griffen

Over 28 Women
1 Cheryl Peat
2 Sally Shepherd
3 Ericka Oemcke

Open Mens
1 Philippe Didelot
2 Khai Adams
3 Todd Goudie
4 Kyle Gilbert

Open Kneeboard
1 Phil Arthur
2 Jake Hadcroft
3 Craig Jacobs

Over 50 Men
1 Ray Palmer
2 Kim Buckby
3 Peter Cox
4 Jeff Collins
5 John Newport

Over 45 Men
1 Mark Longhurst
2 Steve Reynolds
3 Craig Adams
4 Rogers Matthews

Over 40 Men
1 Jason Russell
2 Scott Stevenson
3 Mark Temple
4 Steve Reddy
5 Craig Longhurst

Over 35 Men
1 Gary Haworth
2 Sean Crowder
3 Scott Stevenson
4 Tom Vincent

Over 28 Men
1 Francis Harsing
2 Luke Nitschke
3 Adam Foot
4 Kym Goudie












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