Yes the mid-season break is done and now we come into the business end of the season. With 3 comps to left to run in 2014 (2 at Maroubra and 1 Forster) a good placing at this event was critical. Especially since we have missed a comp or 2 already this year.
Those competitors that turned up on a pretty grey wet saturday morning scored some super fun 3ft waves in the bowl at Southend. We kicked off the day with the B Grade Final which was held over from comp 3 in May. Rod Feher started his morning the best way possible out gunning Karo and Rich to win his maiden Southend comp win.
Throughout the day we saw some great surfing through all the divisions. Standouts in rounds 1 and 2 included Jackson Giles, Max McGuigan, Cory Barron, Killorn brothers Zane and Koda, Zac Michael & Tye Koolis.
The finals were something else. The surfing is each of the finals was ridiculous. Yes some finals were one-sided but others were doozies with the A Grade final being one of the best in recent years. Jackson Giles and Karl Richards jumped out of the gates early and got 2 great waves. Midway through Max McGuigan and Nick Kennedy started to find their rhythm and starting locking in some good scores. Karl fired back taking the lead with a few minutes to go and then Jacko locked in a 7.5 with 1.5 min to go to take the lead off Karl. Max and Nick took off on waves in the last 30 sec and both went close but they were not enough to take the win off Jacko. Max came close and was 1 points short and edged into 2nd knocking Karl into 3rd by 0.04.
Congrats to all winners from Comp 5
- Jackson Giles – A Grade
- Max McGuigan – Juniors
- Zac Michael – Cadet Boys
- Brooke Emerson – Open Women
- Kirra Lowlett – Cadet Girls
- Nathan Grayson -Micro Boy
- Mia Johnston – Micro Girls
- Joel A’Bell – B Grade
- Greg Watling – Grand Masters
and congrats to all finalists. For the full comp 5 results check out the link —-> Comp 5 2014
Despite the awful weather it was a highly entertaining day which had it all. Amazing surfing, an amazing A Grade final, blow ups, tears (mainly from our treasurer Pete when the speaker system finally packed it in) and laughs a plenty. Thanks to our match day sponsors SurfWorld Surf Shop Bondi for the vouchers, Reize Energy Drinks for hooking us up with some product Check them out at http://www.reize.com.au/ or follow them on Instagram – Reizeenergydrink. Also thanks to all our other major sponsors. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do this year in year out so please check them out support them. Also a big thanks to Rich Czamara for taking care of the BBQ duties, Jordan Gilbert for helping with the judging and everyone else who helped throughout the day.
Comp 6 is on this Saturday 27th September. See you down there nice and early for a 7.15 start.