Longboard kings and queens crowned on the Tweed
EASTER was celebrated in fine style on the Tweed over the holiday weekend, with the Australian Longboard Surfing Open (ALSO) providing plenty of fun and excitement for competitors and spectators alike.
A morning Easter egg hunt got the action underway on Sunday, before longboarders hit the 2-3ft high Kingscliff surf for finals on the third day of competition, which saw Brazilian Chloe Calmon and American Taylor Jensen come out on top in the Men’s and Women’s finals.
Calmon showed great control on her backhand and with excellent wave selection, took on the best waves of her final to come out on top with scores of 7.17 and a 6.17 to take out World Champion and fellow finalist Rachael Tilly from the USA.
The Men’s final was a tightly fought affair which came down to finalists Jensen and Australian Harley Ingleby going wave for wave with a series of high performances, before Jensen took control in the latter stages of the final to take the title.
In a statement, organisers said the three-day event was a resounding success, with the great surfing and entertainment enjoyed by an international audience.
“A great event was had by all and it was internationally seen (via) a world-wide broadcast,” they said.
“We thank the volunteers and support from our sponsors and we look forward to next year.”
Cancer Institute of Women’s NSW LQS final
First: Chloe Calmon BRA, second: Hiroka Yoshikawa JPN, third: Rachael Tilley USA, fourth: Tory Gilkerson USA.
Volte Wetsuits LQS NSW Men’s final
First: Taylor Jensen USA, second: Harley Ingleby AUS, third: Dane Pioli AUS, fourth: Ruben Roxburgh AUS.
First: Dane Pioli, second: Nic Jones, third: Marlenn Guihot, fourth: Taukamoto Masaya.
First: Dane Pioli, second: Jared Neal, third: Shane Morton, fourth: Marlenn Guihot.
Salty Girls Surf School under-18s Girls
First: Lola Schremmer, second: Emma Perrier, third: Samara Cribb, fourth: Scarlette Schremmer, fifth: Molly O’Brien.
Rip Curl under-18s
First: Taukamoto Masaya, second: Frank Murphy, third: Nicholas Brewer, fourth: Anthony Spencer.
First: Mick Jackson, second: Nigel Canterbury, third: Robbie McLucas, fourth: Danny O'Brien, fifth: David Storck, sixth: Jason Weeks.
First: Ray Gleave, second: Charlie O'Sullvan, third:Mick Jackson, fourth: Ian Pearson, fifth: Storm Carter, sixth: John Hippocrates.
First: Dean Bevan, second: Dean Walpole, third: Scott Broadhurst, fourth: Mick Cottier
First: Lola Schremmer, second: Toni Gewin, third: Emma Perrier, fourth: Kate Perry, fifth: Samara Cribb.
First: Trevor Brady, second: Daniel Bond, third: Bob McElwaine, fourth: Colin Small.
First: Mitch James, second: Cam Gleave, third: Nic Jones, fourth: Luke Gyory.
First: Tim Cyprien, second: Anthony Smith, third: Wayne Johnstone, fourth: Mick Jackson, fifth: Ray Gleave, sixth: Chris Carter.
First: Dennis Carberry, second: Mike Pimm, third: Greig Bedggood, fourth: David Storck, fifth: John Murray, sixth: Denis Lowe.
First: Mason Schremmer, second: Mel Mott, third: Lola Schremmer, fourth: Scarlett Schremmer.