Tom Payne and a Dora stop-sign while taking the Open Men’s Logger. Photos by Josh Brown / Surfing NSW
Sean Dry hammering that lip.
The guns in the Under 18 Women’s final.
Bryce Williams tip-toe.
Sammy Walker in the final of the Open Women’s Logger. Photos by Josh Brown / Surfing NSW
3 May 21
From Surfing NSW: BIRUBI BEACH - The 2021 NSW Longboard Titles saw a gigantic Saturday and Sunday of surfing action with all final longboard champions crowned.
Grant Ferguson (Long Jetty) shone in the Open Men’s final, taking out the coveted division. Ferguson saved one of his best performances until last as he smashed apart an array of playful lefthanders and finished the final with a 14.33 ahead of fellow Central Coast Johnnie Keith (Blue Bay) who finished in second by a slender 0.43 margin.
Blaze Roberts (Northern Beaches) ensured another title would head south to the northern beaches taking out the Open Women’s Logger division. Roberts was able to amass a respectable 12.96 two-wave heat total in the final to gain the victory ahead of runner-up Sam Walker (Manly).
Suellen Goyne (Corlette) nabbed a title for the local surfing contingent as she took out the Over-40 and Over-50 Women’s division. Goyne put on a stylish display of traditional manoeuvres in her two finals to claim the two wins.
Tom Payne (St. Huberts Island) made light work of the Open Men’s Logger final as he proceeded to post a solid 16.66 two-wave heat total to claim the win. Payne performed a handful of beautiful and stylish traditional turns and noserides in the final to take the win ahead of Marlenn Guihot (Shortland).
Jason Livingston (Curl Curl) claimed his second title across the 2021 NSW Longboard Titles, taking out the Over-50 Men’s division. The northern beaches natural-footer – who also claimed the Over-45 Men’s final – showed he had plenty more in the tank as he notched up a 14.26 two-wave heat total to claim the elder division ahead of John Fraser (Dee Why).
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- REPORT BY ETHAN SMITH – FOR SURFING NSW