Saturday, 20 June 2009

Matariki celebration - Big Rock Comp

Celebrating Matariki,. the Maori New Year, Big Rock Boardriders held its second annual mid winter comp on the day before the shortest day of the year, which was also International Surfing Day.
A good turnout gathered at Ocean View at 9am.

Above, morning light .. first up the womens event which saw a straight final of 5 surfed.
Results Women
1st Hayley Coakes
2nd Jean Davis
3rd Nic Reeves
4th Mary Sutherland
5th Caitlin de Bruyn
Next up on the events list was the Ugly Fun Board . This year, not to be outdone, in the second heat Jimi and Nathan teamed up on an old windsurf board and paddled out the back to do a tandem ride, sharing the points to go through to the finals. Below right: lucky they decided to go for this wave so they didn't get cleaned up on the set wave behind! below again, they did manage to stand up together for a second or two, although going left might have been a longer more impressive ride!?

Above and above left: Andy went out with a body board, and proceeded to score negative points for his shameful rides. Then Jimi styles on the winsurf board, pic taken by Ollie Crooks.
Below right: Jimi and Jono doing the pose with their real nice retro 'ugly' boards for the finals... left: Judges look on from the road.

Results Ugly Board Comp:
1st Jimi Crooks
2nd Jono Pascoe
3rd Chris lamb
4th Nathan Lungley
The Open Comp was three heats with Hayley and Jean competing with the men. There was a bit of sweating and comp talk going on which pushed the surfing whch was impressive in the conditions. Great to see Matt really improving and making it to the semis.

Open Results:
1st Hayley Coakes
2nd Jimi Crooks
3rd Nathan Lungley
4th Rob Millburn


Leroy said...

Flippin' Epic!!

Mentawais Blogger on 27 June, 2009 04:17 said...

certainly a fun new year?


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