Matt Cuddihy, an old-skool stally cutback, and you just know what’s coming next, a perfectly placed forehand turn of course. All photos: Fenna De King
Dane Wilson in the Industry Classic, surfing for the winning team Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst, with the teams decked out in Okanui
Anna and Josh Constable in the teams, stylin’ Okanui.
The Tom’s – Bexon and Morat.
Clinton Guest, loving' it.
29 May 19
Noosa’s local longboard surfing club, the Noosa Malibu Club, hosted another successful Noosa Logger on the first weekend of May. Among a field of local and internationals were four of the top 10 surfers from the WSL longboard world tour, Harrison Roach, Josh Constable, Clinton Guest & Nic Brewer.
Waves were small but contestable and with the focus on traditional longboarding where style, grace and poise are on show, and these super talented surfers were definitely crowd pleasers.
“The Open Mens showcased some awesome surfing with lots of excellent waves scored, and any one of the 12 surfers could have made the finals”, said Contest Director, Glen Gower. In the end Noosa’s Josh Constable was the winner of this division, with 2017 winner Bowie Pollard runner up.
The Club was also stoked with the calibre of ladies in this year’s event, with several junior women also putting their hand up to mix it with the ladies. Women’s longboard surfing continues to surge forward, especially here in Noosa with the Noosa Malibu Club boasting over 50 female members. Caloundra’s Kathryn Hughes was the eventual winner with local Charlotte Lethbridge close behind.
A new fun division was introduced this year, an Industry Teams Challenge, where local surf industry teams were scored on their ability to display some tricky manoeuvres (or just plain fun ones!) and generally showcase the joy of surfing with great camaraderie to boot. Six teams took to the water and amidst all the fun of crossovers, shared waves and board transfers, Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst came out the victors, over Ross Wilson Surfboards and Thomas Surfboards.
- report from The Noosa Logger