Australian Surf Festival Supported By Essential Energy Crowns 13 Mal Champions

17 Aug 2012 0 Share

Australian Surf Festival Supported By Essential Energy Crowns 13 Mal Champions

Australian Surf Festival Supported By Essential Energy Crowns 13 Mal Champions

Hosting week one of the Australian Surf Festival supported by Essential Energy, Port Macquarie once again turned on the waves for finals day.

Wrapping up a week of competition, Australia’s best longboarders relished the beautiful beaches in an effort to claim one of the 13 Australian Titles on offer.

All eyes were on the juniors, local Danny Schouten (Bonny Hills, NSW), William Crowe (Collaroy, NSW), Myles Fletcher (Ocean Grove, VIC) and current Australian junior shortboard champion, Eli Steele got busy in the Junior Boys final.

Leaving no wave unridden, Steele and Schouten racked up their wave count with nose rides and manoeuvres that impressed spectators. Injecting the shortboard style with classic longboarding is here to stay and Crowe demonstrated the combination surfing of a champion to win the Junior Boys final.

Starting early with a 6.75 and quickly backing it up with a 6.80, Crowe seemed to have it in the bag. Steele wasn’t letting it go easily and a 7.00 followed by a strong 6.25 pushed him close but just fell short, giving him second place behind Crowe with Fletcher in third and Schouten in fourth.

Young and old excelled, the newly added Over 65s division brought the old sea dogs to the surface. Danny Bond took the prestigious title with Neville Smith (Coolangatta, QLD) in second, Phil Nicol (North Curl Curl, NSW) third and 83-year-old Barry ‘Magoo’ McGuigan (Norah Head, NSW) fourth.

The day wasn’t just about the individual surfers. The Teams Challenge brought all states together in a tag team format. Defending their title with a solid track record, the Queenslanders were victorious yet again and team manager Dave Lamin was happy with the team’s performance over the week-long event.

“We had a bit of a strategy in place from the get-go, we were obviously conscious of time and our order of surfers in the water and it worked well for us. Jackson won the opens and Eli did really well in the juniors, so it’s been a good year for the Queenslanders,” said Lamin who accepted the VB Slab of the Day for the Queensland team.

New South Wales took home a number of titles today: Junior Women, Kirra Perry (Scotts Head); Over 35 Women, Debbie Alan (Canton Beach); Over 55 men, Rick Chalmers (Pottsville Beach); Over 60 men, Alan Atkins (Suffolk Park), and Danny Bond (Blue Bay), took the Over 65 Men’s crown.

The Australian Surf Festival supported by Essential Energy, is halfway through its mammoth two-week event. Sunday 19th August will see the beginning of the Stand Up Paddleboard titles and next week Surfmasters, Single Fin and Alaia divisions will get underway.

A hotline will be operating which will feature a recorded message updated at 7:00am each morning with the confirmed daily schedule and contest venue, please call 0458 247 212.

The Australian Surf Festival event website is LIVE at www.australiansurffestival.com and during the event will feature live scores, heat by heat results, photo gallery and event news.

This year’s event will also feature a busy schedule off the water with live music and surf education courses. Town Green Inn will become the headquarters for all the land-based action providing competitors and spectators an opportunity to relax when competition is over for the day. A series of coaching courses will be available for surfing, SUP and judging.

The Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by Essential Energy, NSW Government, Destination NSW, Port Macquarie Tourism, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Harley-Davidson Australia, Town Green Inn, Nikon, Suncorp, VB, Australian Sports Commission, Coastalwatch, NBN, Port Macquarie News, 2MC, Star FM, Surfing World Magazine, Pacific Longboarder Magazine.

The Australian Surf Festival is a key regional event on the NSW Events Calendar, and is supported by the NSW Government, through Destination NSW.

HIT the RESULTS TAB at www.australiansurffestival.com for all the heat scores, or watch it all LIVE
 
JUNIOR BOYS
1st: William Crowe (Collaroy, NSW)
2nd: Eli Steele (Moffat Beach, QLD)
3rd: Myles Fletcher (Ocean Grove, VIC)
4th: Danny Schouten (Bonny Hills, NSW)
 
JUNIOR WOMEN
1st: Kirra Perry (Scotts Head, NSW)
2nd: Roisin Carolan (Binna Burra, NSW)
3rd: Lucy Walsh (Fitzroy, VIC)
4th Madi Daugaard (Green Point, NSW)
5th: Maddie Watson-Brown (Moffat Beach, QLD)
 
OVER 35 WOMEN
1st: Debbie Alan (Canton Beach, NSW)
2nd: Samantha Vanderford (Scarborough, WA)
3rd: Leanne Gilkes (Buderim, QLD)
4th: Jo Goldfinch (TAS)
 
OVER 50 MEN
1st: Chris Meier (Barwon Heads, VIC)
2nd: Ron Schneider (Sawtell, NSW)
3rd: John Skinner (Mt Warrigal, NSW)
4th: Ross Murphy (St Georges Basin, NSW)
 
OVER 55 MEN
1st: Rick Chalmers (Pottsville Beach, NSW)
2nd: Peter Becker (Palmvale, NSW)
3rd: Garry Taylor (Bonny Hills, NSW)
4th: Bill Gibson (Margaret River, WA)
 
OVER 60 MEN
1st: Alan Atkins (Suffolk Park, NSW)
2nd: Peter Hudson (Port Macquarie, NSW)
3rd: Nigel Coote (Yallingup, WA)
4th: Neville Smith (Coolangatta, QLD)
 
OVER 65
1st: Danny Bond (Blue Bay, NSW)
2nd: Neville Smith (Coolangatta, QLD)
3rd: Phil Nicol (North Curl Curl, (NSW)
4th: Barry McGuigan (Norah Head, NSW)
 
TEAMS CHALLENGE WINNERS:
Queensland:
Mark McNamara (Currumbin), Kathryn Hughes (Caloundra), Jackson Close (Coolangatta), Damian Coulter (Mountain Creek)
 

Tags: (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Latest News
A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

15 Jan 2021
RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

Long-serving and legendary stalwart of Australian and Queensland surfing passes away at 82

14 Jan 2021
Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

The Most Core Surf Comp of the Year

4 13 Jan 2021
Recent

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

15 Jan 2021
RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

14 Jan 2021
Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

4 13 Jan 2021
Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

12 Jan 2021
WSL's Horror Run Continues, Mason Finally Meets the Reef, and Waves Glorious Waves

WSL's Horror Run Continues, Mason Finally Meets the Reef, and Waves Glorious Waves

1 9 Jan 2021
Latest News

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

Long-serving and legendary stalwart of Australian and Queensland surfing passes away at 82

Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

One of the better summer swells in recent memory hits the Southwest

WSL's Horror Run Continues, Mason Finally Meets the Reef, and Waves Glorious Waves

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 8 2021

Popular This Week

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

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

Video: The Fizzlot kids – SW Grom Bash

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

Go to Top