Hurley Winter Classic 2017
South Australia’s premiere surfing event returned to Parsons this weekend, with the Hurley Winter Classic presented by Electric, Skullcandy, Stacey Surfboards and the Surf Shop .
The event now in it’s 5th year attracted a star studded field of competitors from around the country including, Blake Levitt, Tim Macdonald, Asher Wales, Jessie Adams, Mitch Ross and Darcy Crump. Local stars included defending champ Khai Adams, Luke Sykora, Alex Rix and Brae Adams. With great 4ft waves and perfect conditions and the standard of surfing was world class.
Hurley representative and legend surfer Wayne “Rabbit Bartholomew said “ I love coming to South Aus, I have an injury this year or I would have definitely competed. Conditions were awesome. It was a great day and I look forward to coming back next year. It’s great to see some of your young grommets giving it a go and others coming along to watch the event.”
Khai Adams narrowly missed out on a semi final berth. Gary Hayworth had a great run making it through to the quarter finals. In the end the man on man semi finals went to an all interstate field.
Blake Levitt took out semi final 1 over Darcy Crump. Semi final 2 went to Tim Macdonald who beat Asher Wales. "The waves were such fun, this is the first time I think I have won anything. I am so stoked" said Blake Levitt.
The final went to QLD's surf Blake Levitt who beat Tim Macdonald with a 9 point ride in the final 8 seconds of the heat.
On Sunday the Hurley Surf Club will run a training day for the groms.
Thanks to the sponsors of the event: Hurley, Skullcandy, Electric, The Surf Shop and Stacey Surfboards
1st: Blake Levitt
2nd: Tim Macdonald
Equal 3rd: Darcy Crump, Asher Wales
Equal 5th: Khai Adams, Garry Hayworth
Equal 7th: Matt Lindsay, Micky Newport