BRUNY MAGIC PREVAILS.

BRUNY MAGIC PREVAILS

The second round of the 2018 Woolworths TAS State Junior Surfing Titles, Presented by HIF, went down over the weekend on Bruny Island. Middle Bay presented warm summer postcard perfect conditions on Saturday with 1 to 1.5 metre surf for the heats and U12, U14 Finals. The late frontal system blasted in from the south soon with 25 knot winds pushing a 2 to 3 metre surf for finals day on Sunday where judges witnessed some great power surfing from Liam Viney, Darcy Edwards, Bella Goward, Robbie Green,Rudy Davis, Tom Kelly, Keiren Thomas, Luca Brodribb etc in challenging conditions. Judges were forced under tarps to do their work while Head Judge Johnno Nordstrom used binoculars to keep check on competitors and volunteer Kim Gibson who rode shotgun out the back keeping a close eye on the younger divisions guiding them to the best take off spots.

The Bruny Junior Classic has firmly become such a great summer weekend each season thanks to the awesome work of SABR BRC, Event Director Ange Nordstrom, Head Judge Johnno Nordstrom and SABR President Eddie Lawrence over the past few years. They secured more than $5500 in prizes from supportive local, state and national sponsors, putting on such a great event and Presentation Function. Louise Gibson deserves special mention for taking on the social organising which resulted in 76 people heading for the Bruny Hotel for a ‘team counter meal’ on Saturday evening.

Surfing Tasmania would like to publically acknowledge their great work in hosting this round of the HIF State Championship Series; Rd. 2 of the Woolworths TAS State Junior Surfing Titles- The Bruny Junior Classic and Open Longboard Comp. Congratulations and thanks to the surfers, event organisers, sponsors, volunteer judges, water safety etc

SPONSORS:

Many thanks to these great sponsors: Island Surfboards, Canoe n Surf Devonport, SIN Eyewear, Red Herring, Surf, SmoothStar Skateboards, Bruny Island Premium Wines, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Bruny Island Honey, Running Edge, Hotel Bruny, Bruny Island Coastal Retreats, Hutchinson Builders, Luxe, Websters.Many thanks to these great sponsors: Island Surfboards, Canoe n Surf Devonport, SIN Eyewear, Red Herring, Surf, SmoothStar Skateboards, Bruny Island Premium Wines, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Bruny Island Honey, Running Edge, Hotel Bruny, Bruny Island Coastal Retreats, Hutchinson Builders, Luxe, Websters.

RESULTS:

U12 GIRLS: 1.Ruby Stokely 2. Bernie Nordstrom  3.Maddie Seabrook.

U12 BOYS: 1.Brodie Paxton 2.Jessy Fleming 3.Charlie Gibson 4. Ned Davidson.

U14 GIRLS: 1. Leyla Sharman 2. Lily Mereszka 3. Ruby Stokely 4. Bernie Nordstrom.

U14 BOYS: 1.Toby Lawrence 2.Noah Hassett 3. Brodie Paxton.

U16 GIRLS: 1.Leyla Sharman 2. Sophie Bowden 3. Lilly Mereszka.

U16 BOYS: 1.Toby Lawrence 2.Rohan Frey 3.Milo Langford 4. Dylan Haberle.

U18 GIRLS: 1.Bella Goward 2.Stella Gibson 3.Sophie Adams 4.Melaleuca Sansam-Gatrell.

U18 BOYS: 1.Liam Viney 2.Darcy Edwards 3.Robbie Green 4. Simon Woodward.

U21 GIRLS: 1.Luca Brodribb 2. Melaleuca Sansom-Gatrell 3. Bella Goward 4.Stella Gibson 5. Sophie Adams.

U21 BOYS: 1.Liam Viney 2. Rudy Davis 3. Robbie Green 4. Flynn Rossborough.

OPEN MENS LONGBOARD: 1.Tom Kelly 2. Keiren Thomas 3. Al Thomas.

OPEN WOMENS LONGBOARD: 1. Sally Hayes 2. Jo Goldfinch.

 

AWARDS:

Smoothstar Encouragement Award $150 - Robbie Green.

Rising Star Award (Sponsored by Jo Goldfinch) $150 – Jessey Fleming.

Lucky Draw Island Custom Surfboard (Sponsored by Island Surfboards, Victoria.) - Ava Frey.

NEXT EVENT:

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp Presented by WAHU-Sat. Feb. 24 Clifton Beach. Entries still open for U8,10,12,14 groms at :

https://www.surfingaustralia.com/states/tas/events/woolworths-surfer-groms-comps-presented-by-wahu-2017-slash-18-clifton-beach

Note:

I have been going to Bruny since 1970 surfing and camping and as usual on the ferry home I recalled so many wonderful trips with family and friends and the unique magic of Bruny and the ferry ride. For me not much has really changed in that time and it is reassuring to see car loads of families, friends and young surfers camping in the Middle Bay camp ground, still being able to experience the same magic against such a spectacular backdrop as Cloudy Bay. The RVs and peak tourist season traffic come and go but Bruny still delivers the magic !

Shayne

Executive Officer.