Boardies surf up a real treat

Sound Telegraph
Jesse Molloy.
Camera IconJesse Molloy. Credit: Doug Kitchingham

Surf Beach Boardriders held its monthly competition at Secret Harbour on the weekend.

About 110 surfers tackled 1.5m offshore waves in the club’s sixth competition of the year.

Evan Perry placed second in the over-40s category while surfers Harleia Loose, Lochlan Bestford, Liam O’Connor and Jesse Molloy also performed well in their categories.

About 15 brave children, aged six to 10, competed in the push-in division accompanied in the water by their parents.

While the category was not judged, participants received a medallion for their efforts.

Members April McPherson and Josh Harrington also performed well after placing fifth in the open women’s category and fifth in the over-40s category at the recent Australian titles in NSW.

The club will hit the waves for its next competition on September 16.


Open Men’s - 1: Liam O'Connor, 2: Jesse Molloy, 3: Mitch O'Connor, 4: April McPherson

Over 30's - 1: Jesse Molloy, 2: Josh Harrington, 3: Andy Miller, 4: Brent Herbener

Over 40's - 1: Shane Drew, 2: Evan Perry, 3: Andrew Loose, 4: Tim Hainsworth

Over 50's - 1: Craig Hopkins, 2: Iain Forrest, 3: Richard Jennson, 4: Doug Kitchingman

Cadet girls - 1: Ella Gibney, 2: Kali Grayson, 3: Paige O'Dweyer, 4: Indgo McKenzie

Cadet boys - 1: Lochlan Bestford, 2: Josh O'Dweyer, 3: Quinn McColl, 4: Cooper Osbourne

Grom girls - 1: Harleia Loose, 2: Ava Richardson, 3: Matilda Sheppard

Grom boys - 1: Kai Maggs, 2: Cooper Perry, 3: Rhys Bulloch, 4: Novak Vidot

Junior boys - 1: April McPherson, 2: Ryan Harvey, 3: Zane Perry, 4: Kaiden Barron

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