2019 KIRRA TEAMS CHALLENGE

The 35th Kirra teams challenge is won and done, what a fantastic weekend of Australian grass roots surfing. The event started on Friday with a welcome to country acknowledging the traditional land owners. This setup a great day of surfing with a number of Australia’s best juniors lighting up the beach Lenox Chell Avoca and Morgan Cibilic Merewether being the standout performers.

Saturday had a gale force norhterley blowing but you wouldn’t know with some exceptional surfing going down and the former world tour surfers leading way. Nathan (The Hog) Hedge from North Narrabeen narrowly edging out Joel Parkinson from Snapper Rocks into second place and the Narra boys were pumped, mean while Noosa, Angourie, Torquay and Nasa were quietly accumulating wins and heading the leader board going into Sunday.

Sunday the southerly change had kicked in with offshore conditions again. Kirra made a charge with Mick Fanning wining his heat over long time friend and fellow ex world tour surfer Danny Wills surfing for his home town of Byron Bay. Angourie who had quietly gone under the radar had a chance to seal the event if their last surfer had won his heat, but they got third opening up the event to a number of clubs. As happens on Sunday of event all heats are vital and as clubs fell away Point Lookout and Noosa stepped up, Ethan Ewing blew up with a heat score of 16.03 then Noosa’s final surfer Dean Brady had to win his and also have a combined heat of 16.5 to break the tie because both clubs would the have 5 wins 1 second and 2 thirds give both teams 27 points a requiring combined heats scores of all 8 surfers to break the tie Dean won his heat but fell short of the heat score required and Point Lookout won their first Kirra teams challenge, their previous best result was a 9th place.

On behalf of Kirra Surfriders I would like thank all teams for competing, I would also like to thank our sponsors Kirra beach hotel, Sae Group for providing the solar power, Donny Munroe for the rashies and George Donniger for his donation, also to all the helpers that make this event so special, the judges and Tappa for commentary. See everyone next year.

FRIDAY

Welcome to country photo Darren Simondson
photo Darren Simondson
Jackson Giles Maroubra United photo Darren Simondson
Paul Bonnetti North End photo Darren Simondson
Lincoln Taylor Point lookout photo Darren Simondson
Graham New Alley photo Darren Simondson
Matt Gale Werri photo Darren Simondson
Tom Cervi Noosa photo Darren Simondson
Max Tobin Cabarita photo Darren Simondson
Yani Light Alley photo Darren Simondson
Indi White Torquay photo Darren Simondson

SATURDAY

Bede Durbidge Point Lookout photo Darren Simondson
Cahill Bell-Warren Torquay photo Darren Simondson
Rob Capilli Avoca photo Darren Simondson
Aaron Kelly Noosa photo Darren Simondson
Josh Kerr Snapper photo Darren Simondson
Zac Whiteman Leba photo Darren Simondson
James Brydon Palm Beach photo Darren Simondson
Joel Parkinson Snapper photo Darren Simondson
Sheldon Wilson Frenchmans photo Darren Simondson
Nathan Hedge North Narrabeen photo Darren Simondson
Sam Clift Kirra photo Darren Simondson
Dakoda Walters Angourie photo Darren Simondson

SUNDAY

Mick Fanning Kirra photo Stephen Gleeson
Danny Wills Byron Bay photo Stephen Gleeson
Oney Anwar Palm Beach photo Darren Simondson
Tom Ferguson Yaroomba photo Darren Simondson
Dane Bird Kawana photo Darren Simondson
Liam Obrien Burleigh photo Darren Simondson
Dane Hamilton Kirra photo Darren Simondson
Kota Lida Palm Beach photo Darren Simondson
Ethan Ewing Point Lookout photo Darren Simondson
Troy Brooks Torquay photo Darren Simondson
Jay Thompson Burleigh photo Darren Simondson
Will Morrison Alley photo Darren Simondson
Chippa Wilson Cabarita photo Darren Simondson
Keiron Perrow Byron Bay photo Darren Simondson

Point lookout Winners 2019

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