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Local 17-year-old Zac Brewer on his way to winning both the Open men’s Logger and the Open Men’s Longboard. All photos: Ben Stagg / Surfing Queensland

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Agnes Water junior Luca Doble took out the Under 18 Women’s Logger along with the Open Women’s Longboard.

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Kat Hughes winning the Open Women’s Longboard.

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Gold Coaster Bryce Watson – big turn on a small wave! All photos: Ben Stagg / Surfing Queensland

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The full Queensland team for the Australian Titles in August.

Glassy knee-highs for the Cane Toad State Titles – wrap, results and photos

17 June 19


The 2019 Queensland Longboard Titles wrapped up after two days of action-packed longboard and logger surfing at Sunrise Beach, held in incredibly clean 2-foot waves thanks to a longer period southeast swell along with light northwest winds – all great conditions for longboarders. 

Sunday saw final heats from the Junior Under 18s all the way through to the Over 70s in the fun waves. The Queensland Longboard State Titles are the state’s premier Longboard event and provide the exclusive pathway for athletes vying for a spot in the 2019 Queensland Longboard team set to compete at the Australian Surfing Championships from August 9 - 26, 2019 on the Tweed Coast. 

17-year-old Zac Brewer (Castaways Beach, QLD) has won both the Open Men’s Longboard and Open Men’s Logger divisions. In the longboard final, Brewer scored a 7.83 (out of a possible 10.00), combined with a 3.50 for a total heat score of 11.33 (out of a possible 20.00), to defeat Nic Jones (Buderim, QLD), Aidan Feeley (Moffatt beach, QLD) and Bryce Watson (Gold Coast, QLD) respectively. All four will go on to surf in the Open Men’s Longboard at the Australian Surfing Championships in August. Brewer has also won the Open Men’s Logger division, ahead of Nick Edgerton (Wurtulla, QLD), Bryce Watson and Nic Jones. All four surfers will head to the Australian Titles in the Open Men’s Logger. 

“I’m so happy, it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said Brewer. “I like that the Queensland Titles were so close to home this year. And everyone who doesn’t really surf the local competitions will surf in the titles. I’m definitely looking forward to the Australian Titles now!” 

Kathryn Hughes (Moffatt Beach, QLD) has won the Open Women’s Longboard division in spectacular fashion, defeating Kirra Molnar (Noosa, QLD), Luca Doble (Agnes Water, QLD) and Charlotte Lethbridge (Noosa, QLD) respectively in an exhilarating heat. Molnar lead majority of the heat with a 5.43 and a 4.83 for a combined 10.26, but in the last 20 seconds of the heat Hughes (who needed a 3.94 to progress) scored a 3.97 to take the win. Hughes was so delighted she fell on her knees on the beach, arising back on her feet with a tear-filled smile on her face. Hughes and Molnar will head to the Australian Titles in August in the Open Women’s Longboard.  

“I was getting nervous toward the end of that heat,” said Hughes. “I was so stoked to get that last wave at the end. I thought for sure I had lost the final, so it just goes to show you never know what could happen. And it’s been awesome having the event at home on the Sunshine Coast.”      

Luca Doble (Agnes Water, QLD) has taken out the Under 18 Girls Logger and will heat to the Australian Titles along with Charlotte Lethbridge (Noosaville, QLD) in the division. Both girls defeated Jade Gower (Sunrise Beach, QLD), Dippy St Baker (Noosa, QLD) and Tilda Thomson (Moffatt Beach, QLD) respectively in the final. Doble and Lethbridge also took first and second in the Open Women’s Logger division and will surf in that division at the Australian Titles. Doble and Lethbridge also took out the Under 18 Girls Longboard, both surfing in that division at the Australian titles.   

Riley Thomson (Moffatt Beach, QLD) has won the Under 18 Boys Logger, and will progress through to the Australian Titles along with Landen Smales (Noosa Heads, QLD).  

Hayden Swan (Kandanga, QLD) has won the Over 40 Mens Logger division, and will qualify for the Australian Titles along with Wally Allan (Cooroy, QLD). Swan also won the Over 50 Men’s, heading to the Australian Titles with Glen Gower (Sunrise Beach, QLD), Owen Cavanagh (Noosa Heads, QLD) and Reid Johnson (Tewantin, QLD)    

Peppie Simpson (Cooroibah, QLD) took first place in the over 50 Women’s, and will head to the Australian Titles in August. She defeated Kate Dwyer (Toowong, QLD) and Marnie Morat (Sunrise Beach, QLD) respectively in their final heat. 

Glen Gower (Sunrise Beach, QLD) won the Over 55 Men’s division, defeating Alain Sauvage (Moffatt Beach, QLD), Wally Allan (Cooroy, QLD) and Reid Johnson (Tewantin, QLD) respectively in the final. All four men will qualify for the Queensland team and surf at the Australian Titles.  

Dean Bevan (Buddina, QLD) has won the over 40 Men’s, and has qualified for the Australia Titles along with Ben Williams (Gold Coast, QLD), Nigel Canterbury (Grange, QLD) and Paul White (Agnes Water, QLD) – after defeating them respectively in their final heat. 

“I’m pretty happy right now,” said Bevan.  “Seeing such a big turnout for the Longboard titles and the quality of these competitors is so inspirational.” 

Greig Bedggood (Tugun, QLD) has taken out the over 65 men’s division, and has qualified for the Australian Titles along with Denis Carberry (Burleigh Heads, QLD).  

Local surfer Landen Smales (Noosa Heads, QLD) took first place in the under 18 mens division, and will surf at the Australian Titles along with Dallas Rogers (Shelly Beach, QLD) – after both boys put on an awesome display of longboard surfing in their final heat today. 

Kristy Quirk (Noosa Ville, QLD) has won the over 40 women’s division, progressing through to the national Titles with Peppie Simpson (Cooroibah, QLD).    

In the Over 45 Men’s division, it was none other than Nigel Canterbury (Grange, QLD) who defeated Hayden Swan (Kandanga, QLD), Paul White (Agnes Water, QLD) and Dean Burgess (Bargara, QLD) respectively in their final. All four will progress to the Australian Titles. 

Albie Curtis (Cooroibah, QLD) has taken out the Over 60 Men’s, and will be heading to the Australian Titles with Mick Vaisnys (QLD). 

Sue Altman (Noosa, QLD) will head to the Australian Titles in the Over 70 Women, and Neville Smith (Coolangatta, QLD) and Trevor Garbett (Pelican Waters, QLD) will head to the titles in the Over 70 Men.  

 This event is proudly supported and funded by the Sunshine Coast City Council, the official destination partner.  A destination enshrined in nature yet with the capability and infrastructure of a progressive regional centre, there are many reasons to host your event on the Sunshine Coast.

Visit Sunshine Coast is a not-for-profit, membership-based, destination-marketing organisation. VSC’s role is to lead the management and development of tourism on the Sunshine Coast. 

The 2019 Queensland Longboard State Titles proudly presented by he Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast City Council, H2Coco, Mercedes Benz Gold Coast, Surfing World Magazine, Coastal Watch Plus, Air Asia, The Queensland Government and Surfing Queensland. 

 FULL RESULTS HERE

- REPORT BY BEN STAGG / SURFING QUEENSLAND

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