Congratulations to the Memorial Surf Classic competitors!

The Cadet Boys competition was won by Rory Mick-There were 65 competitors at the 2020 Boardriders Memorial Surf Classic! Photos by Arwen Van De Vorst and Jess McKenzie

The Cadet Boys competition was won by Rory Mick-There were 65 competitors at the 2020 Boardriders Memorial Surf Classic!
Photos by Arwen Van De Vorst and Jess McKenzie

What a busy week it was before the Memorial Surf Classic team put it all together! They went hard at Brent’s Burgers to get the club house up and running. So if you have a moment, check it out!

With the day starting off with heavy rain and low visibility and five minutes remaining until our first heat, the clouds cleared, the sun came out and the rain settled.

That’s when we knew it was going to be a cracker day!

It was such a wonderful gift to have beautiful weather, a great show of surfers and their families and 65 competitors – wow! Not to mention we had swell this year! Can’t get any better than that!

Starting at 8am with Masters aged 35 to 50; although before the heat started Smiley Mick managed to get barrel of the day! Yewww!

Surfing categories for the day are Junior 5-12, Cadets 13-17, Ladies 16 and over, Opens all ages, Masters 35-50, and Old Farts 50 and over.

Each heat runs for 20 minutes, with three judges and a few spotters, the surfing begins.

The Ladies competition was won by Kyani Parton, Photo Arwen, Charly, Carly, Cyndari, Sarah, BJ, Tessa and Kyani in front. Photos by Arwen Van De Vorst and Jess McKenzie

The Ladies competition was won by Kyani Parton, Photo Arwen, Charly, Carly, Cyndari, Sarah, BJ, Tessa and Kyani in front.
Photos by Arwen Van De Vorst and Jess McKenzie

It’s lovely every year to see everyone come back for such a memorable event and great to hear when they realise they’re not that young anymore and they can go in the Masters or Old Farts, when they themselves started off as Juniors. Making a little history of their own!

Without our community the Surf Classic would not be possible. The support we received from the businesses is greatly appreciated from prizes and cash donations to making our own trophies, also supplying trailers and equipment for the day, we would love to name you all but that would take a whole page.

Three big cheers go out to you all!

Best wipeout of the day went to Rory Mick what a nutcracker wave that was! High scoring wave of the day went to Simon Mahony for shredding! A little squirt of the day carrying his own board everywhere and never wanting help went to Flynn Irving.

Last but not least our winners for the memorial surf classic are…

Junior Boys; 3rd Balin Mick; 2nd Blake Findlater; 1st Karter Mick

Junior Girls; 3rd Lilly Irving; 2nd Kirra Pamanter; 1st Jahli Parton

Cadet Girls; 3rd Evey Hamlin; 2nd Luxie Findlater; 1st Ella Pamanter

Cadet Boys; 3rd BillyBob Shape; 2nd Nelson Gruber; 1st Rory Mick

Ladies; 3rd Carly Ladas; 2nd Tessa Skoglund; 1st Kyani Parton

Old Farts; 3rd Charlie Hill; 2nd Laurie Donnelly ; 1st Rob Shape

Masters; 3rd Craig Killalea; 2nd Jake Parton; 1st Simon Mahoney

Opens; 3rd Anthony Dargush; 2nd Eric Lawton; 1st Billy Fuhman