The weekend of the 12th & 13th August. The MP 20th Lennox Longboard Classic 2017 was Held @ Lennox Main Beach. Over a weekend of Pristine weather Sun & plenty of it. Small Surf 1- 3ft, but on a up & coming high tide, Lining up those peelers for some Classic Longboarding
100 competitors fronted up covering 8 divisions. Standout longboarding came from Mike Pimm, (Fresh from the Australian Longboard Champs @ Cabarita the preceding week) 2nd in the Over 40’s & Winning the Over 60’s. Ambrey Damestoy Visiting from France, Styled in the Ladies, winning their final. Local Lad Scott Channon finally broke through for a win in the Open 9 ft. After patronizing this event since he was a junior. And Newcomer in the Old Mal / Loggers division Myles Doughman from Coorabell, Showing all the traditional longboarding moves winning the Double loggers & the Noseriding award.
The Major Sponsor this Year was Mobile Plumbing Lennox Head with the naming rights & Ripcurl Ballina the other Major sponsor.
We thank all sponsors who came on board for the 20th year of this event.
Three Longboards went to new owners, winners over the weekend.
Amos Shapes longboard to Jason Shrieves, Ballina. Frank McWilliams longboard to Colin Small , Burleigh Heads & a Logger malibu from Free Flight (Phil Myers Lennox Head) to Dan Croskery of Palm Beach on the Goldy. Thankyou to all the shapers for the Longboards for this event.
Special Note always goes to the water safety crew from the Lennox surf lifesaving Club. 2 Days of keeping us all safe.
Proceeds from the event are forwarded to our benefiting Organisations as in the past. The Cancer Council NSW, Disabled Surfing Association.
In summary it was a cracker weekend of Longboarding @ Lennox Head. Thanks to The Organising committee Grant, George & Greg & to all who participated to make it such a Cracker weekend.
Water Pictures Thanks to Craig Leete
The Lennox Hotel 9ft Open.
1. Scott Channon, (Lennox)
2. Dan Croskery, (Palm Beach QLD)
3. Peter Wickham, (Burleigh QLD)
4. Rob Rye, (Lennox)
Triple X Mystery Final.
1. Craig Jones (Old Bar NSW)
2.Craig Leete (Lennox)
3. Grant Ryan (Lennox)
4. Peter Briggs (Lennox)
Lennox Gelato & Coffee, Old Mal / Loggers.
1. Myles Doughman (Coorabell)
2. Chris Cain (Lennox)
3.Lindsay Small (Rockingham WA)
4. Tim Leete (Lennox)
Inner Beauty Lennox Ladies.
1. Ambre Damestoy (France Visitor)
2. Lana Parkes (Lennox)
3. Eleanor Robertson (Lennox)
4. Lee Middleton (Lennox)
Highest Placed Over 50’s Lady – Liz Petterson (Cabarita)
Herron Todd White, Over 40’s
1. Nigel Canterbury (Burleigh QLD)
2. Mike Pimm (Cabarita)
3. Gary Burden (Suffock Park)
4. Ivan “Johnny” Ripic (Coolangatta QLD)
Lennox Surf, Stomp Wax,Over 50’s
1. Simon Gates (Brunswick)
2. Wayne Gurney (SA)
3. John Eddy (Lennox)
4. Mick Gett (Cabarita)
Mobile Plumbing Services Lennox, Over 60’s
1. Mike Pimm (Cabarita)
2. Denis Carberry (Burleigh QLD)
3. Ben Hutchings (Cabarita)
4. Terry Kay (Lennox)
Rip Curl Ballina, Over 65’s
1. Denis Lowe (Burleigh QLD)
2. Jim Baker (Lennox)
3. Neville Smith (Coolangatta QLD)
4. Peter Dutton (Cabarita)
Best Noseriding Award – Myles Doughman (Coorabell)
Fundraising Raffle Draw.
1st – Amos Shapes Longboard,Jason Shrieves, (Ballina)
2nd – Lennox Beach Resort Accommodation Package, Bruce Wilson (Ballina)
3rd – Boat Channel Timber Board Rack, Liz Petterson (Cabarita)
Cheers , In Surfing. Wayne Booth, Club Secretary
For – George Leslie & Grant Ryan, Event Coordinators 2017