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25 August 19
The Junior divisions got their opportunity to shine as the Australian Longboard and Australian Logger Titles resumed in two-foot waves at Kingscliff Beach throughout Saturday.
Lachlan Feely (Moffat Beach, Qld) made his intentions clear in the Junior Men’s, taking out the opening heat of the third round. Feely showed his knowledge of long righthand pointbreaks, posting a respectable 12.85 two-wave heat total to take the win ahead of fellow Queenslander Dallas Rogers (Shelly Beach, Qld) who claimed the runner-up position.
Charlotte Lethbridge (Noosaville, Qld) appeared to take inspiration from seeing her older sister Emily claim the Australian Women’s Longboard and Logger Titles earlier this week, as she put on a commanding performance in the second round of the Under-18 Women’s Longboard. Lethbridge put on a valiant display of surfing to post a respectable 11.50 two-wave heat total and earn herself a spot into the semi-finals.
In the lone elder division surfed today, Scott Trew (Gabbadah, WA) dominated the Over-40 Men’s Logger division, nailing a giant 8.75 wave score. Trew performed a mix of beautifully drawn out backside carves and snaps to claim the win ahead of fellow West Australian surfer Ryan Egan (Meadow Springs, WA) who claimed the runner up position. Other round-three winners in the Over-40 Men’s Logger division included Ben Dickens (Lennox Head, NSW) and Scott Dorrough (Tweed Heads, NSW).
In an Australian first, the Australian Longboard Titles is being Head Judged by former Women's World Longboard Champion Tory Gilkerson. Gilkerson brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and will oversee the entire eight days of longboard competition.
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