After weeks of rain mother nature honoured us with sunshine, warm water and great surf conditions on Sunday the 13th of March for the second Dalmeny Boardriders competition for 2022. There was excitement in the air with easing of COVID restrictions, as families waxed their boards and headed down to Kianga beach.
There were bigger sets out wide for more experienced surfers and smaller running waves off the point for the enthusiastic grommets.
The highlight of the day was the Under 13 division. With 6 surfers in the water at once, a whopping total of 37 waves were caught in 20 minutes, with Asher Hoar catching wave of the day - a peeling right hander which he surfed with total commitment - completing over 5 manoeuvres from start to finish (with the hint of a sneaky barrel in the middle) - this wave scored a massive 9 points from the judging tent and many cheers from the onlookers! Winter Lange came a close second showing consistency and bucket loads of style on some of the bigger waves on offer.
The Over 45 men had an entertaining final with Luke Waters navigating a few tricky waves to take out the win - a right hander which turned into a left hander and reformed into a right hander again had us all on the edge of our seats.
Under 13s - Asher Hoar
Under 14 boys - Hamish White
Under 18 boys - Matt Driscoll
Over 45 men - Luke Waters
Open mens - Matt Hoar
Under 18 girls - Ali Guseli
Open women - Alice Mood
Longboards - Matt Hoar
Out of the water we danced to some music, devoured some delicious homemade treats and a mouthwatering selection of BBQ’d delights.
If you're keen to see what we are all about and cheer on our athletes feel free to drop past and say hello! We usually hold competitions on the first Sunday of every month (you can’t miss the banners and tents!) - if you like what you see you can become a social member or even a competitive member of our vibrant and community oriented club!
Next competition (pending weather conditions!): Sunday 3rd April
The next generation! Flinder Black, Asher Hoar, Abigail Black, Winter Lange, Ayla Hoar and Izzie Campbell in the under 13 division.
Matt Driscoll committing to the lip
Ryan Smithers and Ric Guseli after their battle in the Over 45 men
Concentration in the judging tent with Cameron Ryan, Ric Guseli, Matt Hoar and Luke Waters