Lennox Longboarders Classic 2010

Monday, 9 August 2010

The Old Guys Rule 13th Annual Lennox Longboard Classic
7-8 August 2010
Lennox Main, Lennox Head

100 Longboarders competed over 9 age & gender divisions, over 2 pristine winter days with predominately offshore to southeasterly winds, but challenging variable swell size 1 to 1.5 metre low tide dominated days with some great waves of the banks on the higher tide.

A standout round the 0ver 30s semifinal on Sunday morning at 7:40am on a higher tide, good punchy waves & down the line. Saturday was the bigger of the 2 days with a punishing sandbank at low tide to contest around mid am. Heats were completed & 2 lots of semi's done in the pm - over 40s & 50s.

Saturday night festivities were at the newly revamped Lennox Hotel, a major sponsor. Competitor giveaways at 7:30pm post telecast of the Australia v NZ rugby. 2 longboards from Global Surf Industries were given to 2 competitors - locals Greg Thomas & cadet grommet Kurt Hardy. Mal & The Longboarders surf band played the place down into the night.

Stand out results from the Cunningham family from Bundaberg QLD. Sons George & Ed coming 1st & 2nd in the Junior U/18's, George 5th in the Open 9 ft division. Dad Glen secured 2nd in the Over 30s & 2nd in the Over 40s division.

Stand out surfing in the final event the Open 9ft Final on Sunday with Ben Dickens from Byron the eventual winner in a quality final.

Sunday at 3pm the preso was conducted at the Lennox Hotel. The contest raffle went off & one lucky soul won a Walden Carbon fibre rail longboard. Raffle proceeds to selected local & national charities as per previous years.

Noteworthy sponsorship from Old Guys Rule clothing, surfboard distributor Global Surf Industies, Coca Cola, XXXX-Lager to name a few.
This years classic was heralded as a laybacked success, continuing a annual longboarding annual event for the Lennox area
Hogs Breath & Maddog Surf Ballina/ Mystery Final
1. Dave O'Donnell (Byron) .2.Scott Beaumont (Lennox) .3. Greg Thomas (Lennox) .4. George Leslie (Lennox). 5. Damian Shanahan (Lennox).

XXXX Summer Bright Lager & Stomp SurfwaxOld/ Mal Final
1. Mike Pimm (Cabarita). 2. Nick Jorganson (Alexandra Headland Qld). 3. Tony Abood (Cabarita). 4. Dion Harris (Currumbin QLD).

Vital Beauty Lennox & Island Style Designs/ Open Ladies Final
1. Kirsty Webster (Cabarita). 2. Rose Speers (Byron). 3. Olivia Geggie (Lennox). 4 Roisin Carolan (Lennox).

Peter Edmonds Memorial/ Ripcurl/ Cadets Final
1. Callum Gover (Lennox). 2. Jack Shanahan (Lennox). 3. Kurt Hardy (Lennox). 4. Kahu Andronicus (Lennox). 5. Jordan Beaumont (Lennox).

Junior Final
1. Ed Cunningham ( Bundaberg QLD). 2. George Cunningham (Bundaburg QLD). 3. Tyler Hing (Byron). 4. Adam Whitby (Ballina). 5. Roisin Carolan (Lennox).

Glaceau & Northern Star/ Over 30s Final
1. Nigel Canterbury (Tweed). 2. Glen Cunningham (Bundaburg QLD). 3. Jamie Willems (Caloundra QLD). 4. Scott Seymour (Lennox).

TripleX Wetsuits &Dirty Dog Sunglasses/ Over 40s Final
1. Rick Chalmers (Gold Coast). 2. Glen Cunningham (Bundaburg QLD). 3.Mick Furchtman (Evans Head). 4. Darin Nobbs (Lennox). 5. Greg Gover (Lennox). 6. Paul Abbott (Ballina).

Sun Zapper Sunscreen & Headland Beach Resort Lennox/ Over 50's Final
1. Mark Baptist (Woolgoolga).2. Mike Pimm (Cabarita). 3. Greg Moir (Burleigh QLD). 4. Dennis Carberry (Burleigh QLD). 5. Forfar Petrie (Lennox). 6. Steve Watts (Ballina).

Old Guy's Rule & ALB Magazine/ Over 6O's Final
1. Peter Cox (SA). 2. Ben Hutchings (Cabarita). 3. Dennis Lowe (Burleigh QLD).4.  Peter Farrell (Ballina).

Global Surf Industries & 4 Way Fin System / Open 9 Foot Final
1. Ben Dickens (Byron).2. Mitch Surman (Gold Coast). 3. Clint Guest (Burleigh QLD). 4. Ed Cunningham (Bundaberg QLD). 5. George Cunningham (Bundaberg QLD). 6. Scott Channon (Lennox).

Best Noserider Award
Ed Cunningham (Bundaberg QLD).

Open Ladies Finalists 2010
Over 30s Finalists
Open 9ft Finalists


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