HIF 2017 BRUNY JUNIOR CLASSIC - pics and story.
The attached pics here give a much better understanding of the good conditions in the lineup which all surfers reported throughout the event as Toby, Luca, Noah and Darcy show. All up a great weekend where all surfers talked the surf with determination and great skills. The results of the various division finals saw surfers pushing their limits and the wave for wave exchanges were exciting to watch and for judges to assess ...and score. The U14 Girls Final saw an exciting tussle between two young rising stars Lily Mereszka and Leyla Sharman with Leyla showing some polished surfing to take the final victory. Toby George and Noah provided spectators with more excitement as they battled for honours.Toby's last high scoring ride pushed him into first place with mate Toby second. Stella Gibson just outpointed Luca Brodribb in the U16 Girls final with some solid surfing in the lefts and rights pushing through the bay. Lachi Robinson showed his talent with a polished performance in the U16 Boys final scoring rides in the 6 to 7 range to secure a strong victory. The U18 Girls Final lived up to expectations with Bella, Luca and Stella all securing rides over 6 points with strong backups however Bella produced one ride with more powerful manoeuvres which scored 7s from the judges and secured her victory. Liam Viney surfed strongly with a range of powerful moves to take the U18 Boys Final over fellow nw coasters Shae Cadle and Tom Roberts. The U21 Boys Final was full of power surfing and strategies as Rudy, Liam, Shae and Rastin scrapped in the lineup to find the waves that allowed them to wind up and unleash their signature moves, but in the end the experience and polish of Rudy Davis came through to win over Shae, Liam and Rastin. Not to be out done, the Open Longboard was a great final with the talented Kieren Thomas, Tom Kelly, Micheal Paxton and Eddie Lawrence all throwing caution to the wind taking bigger waves, big drops and hitting big lips with snapbacks and rebounds. In the end Tom Kelly secured the victory over Kiz with his big scoring second wave which attracted 7s from the judges. With a great field of four experienced girls, the Women's Longboard Final provided excitement and drama as they battled to find good waves. Jo Goldfinch's experience found her a wave that judges scored 5s which became the margin she needed to secure victory over Claire.
pics thanks to Eddie Lawrence.