Beau Nixon Justin Holland Jackson Close Toby Craknell All surf great in the Final of the SUP Surf Comp top feild

Beau Nixon and his Dad

Beau Nixon and his Dad


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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