Hamish Renwick found the difficult Middle Bay one to three metre surf to his liking with a great exhibition of power surfing, finding high scoring waves often against the odds. Hamish went on win the AIRASIA WAVE OF THE DAY AWARD for his 8.5 ride with four great manouvres in the Open Final to nail victory.
THE 2018 HIF Bruny Open was run and won on Saturday in solid and at times trying conditions for surfers, spectators and officials. However, as usual the focus was on the surfing at Middle Bay in one to three metre surf with variable west winds, even glassing off for the finals. Many thanks to Event Director Jo Goldfinch, Head Judge Michael Schmidt, volunteer judges and officials. Special thanks to Mick van der Woude and NWBR crew for making the trip south to Bruny and to local Bruny Island and STAS sponsors: Bruny Island Premium wines, Adventure Bay store, Penguin and Pardolote Café, Bruny Island Cheese, Get shucked Oyster, The Honey Pot, Bruny Island Hotel- Gateway to Bruny Island, Bruny Island coastal retreats.
AIR ASIA WAVE OF THE DAY: Hamish Renwick 8.5.
U21 GIRLS: 1. Luca Brodribb 2. Stella Gibson 3. Sophie Adams.
U21 BOYS: 1.Linkan Hohnke 2. Kye Schmidt 3. Raj Blair 4. Dylan Habberle.
OPEN WOMEN: 1. Stella Gibson 2. Luca Brodribb 3. Sophie Adams.
OPEN MENS: 1.Hamish Renwick 2.Zeb Critchlow 3.Mark Wilson 4. Toby Ray.
0/30 MEN: 1.Mark Wilson 2. Luke Johannesen 3. Zeb Critchlow 4. Mick van der Woude.
O/40 MEN: 1.Luke Johannesen 2. Michael Paxton.
OPEN LONGBOARD: 1. Tom Kelly 2. Michael Paxton 3. Liam Cox 4. Mick van der Woude 5. Kieren Thomas ( broken board).
This was the final round of the HIF Championship Series for Open and Age divisions. The final event for the U12,14,16,18 21 and Longboards is the Rip Curl East Coast Junior at Scamander June 2/3. Entries still open on our website: