Woods adds new twist to old moves
BURLEIGH Boardriders club champion Thomas Woods put on an exhibition beyond his years during the Honolua Single Fin event at Burleigh Point yesterday, teaching some of the old dogs a few new tricks.
Surfing on a board older than he is against surfers some of whom have been competing since before he was born, the 17-year-old dominated proceedings with a mix of old-school flavour and new-school moves in fun half-metre waves.
“He just killed it,” event spokesman Terry Teece, said.
“He had been pumping sick aerials all day which most of the competitors simply couldn’t match but in the final he beat the old boys at their own game with a new-school twist on some old-school manoeuvres.
“He was pulling laybacks and re-entries and kicking the tail out every opportunity he got. It’s amazing what these guys can do on these old boards.”
Defending champion Paul Ward finished runner-up with James Lewis third.
Woods will now turn his attentions to the ISA World Junior Championships to be held in New Zealand later this month.