THE ONE DAYER WAS ON!!!
Sunday morning May 15th was far from ideal but after having to cancel the Rip Curl Lennox Longboard One Dayer twice before, September 2021 and March 2022, we had to run today in less than perfect conditions, but with a light misty rain and a slight northerly blowing the comp was on!. This year was a joint project with long time comp organisers Lennox Longboarders co-opting The Healthy Minds Club into the planning and running of this event.
The set up was a bit hectic, but as planned we were ready by 7.00am to run the first heat of the Over 40’s then following on with the Ladies, Over 60’s then the Open with all the first rounds completed by around 11.00am. There was a high tide at 8.20am which coincided with a drop in the winds and conditions were clean for an hour or so with some great surfing going down.
Semi finals ran from 11.00 with the Finals starting at 1.00pm. Again considering the conditions, which had deteriorated with an almost straight easterly wind and the low tide, the standard of suring was amazing with quite a few 8 point + rides being scored. The Ladies final was taken out by Lennox local Eleanor Robertson, the Over 40’s by another Lennox local Aaron Smith, the Over 60’s by Old Bar surfer Craig Jones and the Open Mens final by Matt Hall from Ocean Shores.
Unfortunately for us, but great for them, both Mia Francis in the Ladies and Jack Entwistle in the Opens, had to pull out as they had both been awarded wild card entries into the WSL Longboard competition being held at Manly. What a fantastic opportunity for both of them.
The support from our sponsors was once again fantastic with Rip Curl Ballina our major and naming rights supporter. Events such as the Rip Curl Lennox Longboard One Dayer are not possible without our sponsors.
So we thank Lennox Head Surf, Mobile Plumbing, TripleX Rashies, Herron Todd White, Seven Mile Brewery, Inner Beauty, Brookies, Amano Surf, the Lennox Hotel, Hueys Choice Surf Wax, Lennox Gelato & Coffee, Lennox Beach Resort, The bakery Lennox head, Lennox Head Butchery & Deli and Lennox Head Pizza & Pasta for their continued support. Thanks you all!!
OPEN 9ft 1. Matt Hall. 2. Taylor Hession. 3. Toby Ryan. 4. Angus Steele. 5. Will Petrie. 6. Jordon Chapman
OVER 40’s. 1. Aaron Smith. 2. David Witt. 3. James Foster. 4. Adelle Purbrick. 5. Mal McKay. 6. Brett Leelong
OVER 60’s. 1. Craig Jones. 2. Mike Pimm. 3. Wayne Offner. 4. Mick Gett. 5. Craig Leete. 6. Denis Lowe
LADIES. 1. Eleanor Robertson. 2. Wendy Stevenson. 3. Fiona Duncan. 4. Helen Sherman. 5. Liz Peterson. 6. Tomoni Inoune
Presented by The Lennox Head Longboarders & The Healthy Minds Club