2013 AUSTRALIAN LONGBOARD SURFING OPEN
Well the 2013 Australian Longboard Surfing Open is done and dusted for another year. Once again Kingscliff proved an ideal location for the event with 5 days of good weather and contestable waves.
Competitors in the ASP LQS divisions were the first to hit the surf and we ran both the men’s and the Cancer Institute NSW women’s divisions all day Wednesday in 2-3ft surf with live scores over the internet. We were again fortunate to attract 2 x ASP World Champion Taylor Jensen from California and former World Champion Harley Ingleby, who set the bench mark from the start. This left professional competitors from Brazil, Japan. NZ, Reunion Island, Hawaii, Taiwan and from around Australia playing catch up.
Thursday saw the Mohawk Noserider in action in some of the best conditions we had for this years event. With competitors only scoring points from maneuvers performed on the nose, surfing was progressive and exciting. Next up were the SUP surfing divisions for pros, amateurs and women.
Conditions were very similar on the Friday which saw those in age divisions strut their stuff plus qtr finals and some semis.
Saturday was a huge day with semis before an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the Most Surfers Riding the Same Wave. Unfortunately unfavorable surf conditions thwarted this attempt. The surfing concluded with the inaugural Interclub Teams Challenge which was dominated by Kingscliff Boardriders. That afternoon 5 bands entertained us on the lawn in front of the Cudgen SLSC along with the Beach Girl Bikini Contest.
The surf continued to provide messy 3ft plus conditions for the Sunday, but the bank in front of the SLSC provided finalists with an excellent platform on which to impress the judges and the crowds. Mid morning saw the Battle of the Paddle which was again won by Travis Grant. Harley Ingleby completed the double winning both the ASP LQS men’s divisions from Taylor Jensen and the Mohawk Noserider from Lawrence Harkness, while in the Cancer Institute NSW ASP LQS Women’s final West Australia’s Georgia Young defeated Crystal Dzigas from Hawaii
Stand Up Paddle Surfing Quiver Kaddy was on board as product Sponsor
The success of this unique event is in no small part due to your generosity, the generosity of all the other partners, participants and friends, as well as the overwhelming exposure in the media. and My friend Mark Hatfull from Quiver Kaddy for his on going support , of prizes over the years , he always , has something to give ,
A full list of results are 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
|Shannons Classic Surf Vehicles||Garry Wilks WB Holden Van||Alan Davis Holden Wagon||Peter Greenfield VW Buggy|
|Illusions SUP Amateur Surf||Andy Davies||Ray Gleave||Anthony Smith||Michael Stokes|
|Illusions SUP Amateur Women Surf||Shakira Westdorp||Sarah Mason||Karyn Jackson||Jenny Ryan|
|SUP Pro Surf||Beau Nixon||Justin Holland||Jackson Close||Toby Craknell|
|IllusionsSUP River Races Novice||Patrick Birner||Diana Visser|
|IllusionsSUP River Races Open||Jake Jensen||Wayne Johnston||Andrew Edhouse|
|IllusionsSUP River Races Woman||Karla Gilbert|
|IllusionsSUP River Races Under 16||Timothy Cyprion|
|IllusionsSUP River Races Over 40||Alaine Teuquetil|
|IllusionsSUP River Races 14ft||Sean Bicknell|
|SUP BOP Races||Travis Grant||Jake Jensen||Paul Jackson|
|SUP BOP Woman||Karla Gilbert|
|SUP BOP Over 45||Alain Teurquetil|
|Pacific Finance 8ft||Ben Johnson||Dean Bevan||Anthony McCulloch||Joel Tilley|
|Retro||Matt Aldridge||Josh Munro||Luke Layory||Nick Farago|
|040s||Nigel Canterbury||Mike Wilman||Danny O’Brien||Jay Carter|
|O50’s||Ray Gleave||Ian Pearson||Gary Burden||David Storck|
|O60’s||Graeme Wood||Neville Smith|
|Scales Seafood 9ft Amateur||Joel Tilley||Ben Johnson||Scotty Channon||Jordan Griffin|
|Old Mal||Ray Gleave||Joel Tilley||Dion Harris||Michael Cottier|
|Crocs U18s||Jordan Griffin||Joel Skinner||Jake Almeida||Taj Prasad|
|Mohawk Noserider||Harley Ingleby||Lawrence Harkness||Tony Silvagni||Dane Pioli|
|Baja Cantina Amateur Women||Lisa Nicholson||Sam Vanderford||Kathryn Hughes||Pippie Simpson|
|Baja Cantina Interclub Teams Challenge||Kingscliff||Burleigh||Super 8’s|
|ASP LQS Open||Harley Ingleby||Taylor Jensen||Jared Neal||Justin Redman|
|ASP LQS Women||Georgia Young||Crystal Dzigas||Alice Melissa Limoi||Melissa Combo|
I look forward to working with you again next year.
Regards Sean McKeown
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