Saturday, 6 October 2012
In clean small waves, the talented field of surfers entertained a large crowd with a combination of attacking, progressive manoeuvres and classic noserides, with Ruben Roxburgh winning the premier event - the Bowlo Opens 9’ division.
Jared Neal was competing for his fourth straight title in the event and showed the field why he’s ranked as one of the top longboard surfers in the world. He fell just short of another title with a very respectable 2nd.
Isabelle Braly from Byron Bay is one of the most stylish surfers in the
country and she combined her graceful manoeuvres with some critical
noseriding to win the Open Women’s division.
New to this year was the “loggers” division. Contest organisers were overwhelmed by the number of entrants and had to increase the number of heats to accommodate them all.
The final of the Bennett Surfboards Loggers division was a wonderful display of technical noseriding and old school flair. For the hundreds of onlookers on the beach, it was a great spectacle. Brett Caller was the standout surfer in a field of incredible surfing talent from all over NSW - Jack Lynch, Isaac Fields, Matt Aldridge, Nick Farago and Marlin Guihot.
When: Sept 29th - Oct 1st 2012
Evans Head Bowlo 9’ Open: 1 Ruben Roxburgh (Evans Head), 2 Jared Neal (Woolgoolga), 3 Scott Channon (Lennox Head), 4 Clinton Guest (Gold Coast), 5 Matt Cook (Cronulla), 6 Matt Aldridge (Tweed Heads)
Bennett Surfboards Logs: 1 Brett Caller (Coffs Harbour), 2 Matt Aldridge (Tweed Heads),3 Marlin Guihot (Newcastle), 4 Isaac Fields (Evans Head), 5 Jack Lynch (Byron Bay), 6 Nick Farago (Wollongong)
Richmond Valley Council Over 35’s: 1 Anthony McCulloch, 2 Mick Furchtman, 3 Jason Davies, 4 John Smith, 5 Bill Smith, 6 Matt Moyle
Triple X Wetsuits Over 45’s: 1 Troy Olive, 2 Trevor Skinner, 3 Monty, 4 Greg Gover, 5 Phil Blanch, 6 Mick Gett
Surf n Snow Australia Over 50’s: 1 Rick Chalmers, 2 Ian Pearson, 3 Ross Cribb, 4 Eric Walker, 5 Merc Fuller, 6 Peter Dutton
LJ Hooker Evans Head Over 55’s: 1 Mike Pimm, 2 Phil Roxburgh, 3 Dennis Carbury, 4 Peter Hall, 5 Mike Porter, 6 Michael Thompson
Beachside Bargains Over 60’s: 1 Nev Smith, 2 Jimmy Baker, 3 Ken Miles, 4 Ron Sorrell, 5 Bob McNeil, 6 Earle Paige
Teena’s Vintage Designs Open Women’s: 1 Isabelle Braly, 2 Prue Donohoe, 3 Lisa Nicholson, 4 Sally Paxton, 5 Zoe Warren, 6 Leinoa Cribb
Sticky Feet Surf Wax Retro Single Fin: 1 Reece Cooksey, 2 Peter Duncan, 3 Matt Aldridge, 4 Isaac Fields
Surf Cafe Evans Head Old Mal: 1 Matt Adridge, 2 Brett Caller, 3 Isaac Fields, 4 Jack Norton, 5 Ian Williams, 6 Merc Fuller
PMD Screenprints Byron Bay Junior Girls: 1 Emma Perrier, 2 Lauren Williams, 3 Pacha
J&J Southon Sound Junior Boys: 1 Joel Skinner, 2 Callum Gover, 3 Jack Shanahan, 4 Thomas Bennett, 5 Thomas Sommerville, 6 Jye Whyatt
Global Surf Industries Mystery: 1 Tod Sommerville, 2 Steve Jeffries, 3 Peter Alexander, 4 Dan Perrier, 5 Jim Rodgers, 6 Peter Carbery
The Evans Head Malibu Club would like to thank the following sponsors: Evans Head Bowling Club. Global Surf Industries, Bennett Surfboards, Thank you to the Richmond Valley Council for its support through the Events Funding Scheme, LJ Hooker Evans Head, Surf Cafe Evans Head, Teena’s Vintage Designs, J&J Southon Sound, Pacific Longboarder Magazine, Crystal Coast, PMD Screenprinting, Beachside Bargains, Triple-X wetsuits, Phil’s Foils, Surf & Snow Australia, Metcalfs Meats & Spar Surpermarket.
Report by the Event Co-ordinator – Matt Moyle