It’s a beautiful day! Craig Davies making the most of it in the Over 40s. Pic: Ethan Smith/Surfing Australia/Nikon

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

It was tiny but boy was it pretty: The Australian Longboard Titles heated up again at Caba as competitors in the Over 40 Loggers and repecharge heats competed in glassy one-footers in an attempt to avoid elimination and seal a position back into the finals.

Queensland duo Hayden Swan (Noosa, Qld) and Damian Coulter (Mountain Creek, Qld) both made it known they’d be major threats in the Over-40 Loggers division, with both posting impressive two-wave heat totals in excess 16.15 points. Both surfers performed an array of traditional noserides and drop-knee cutbacks to bypass the second-chance repechage rounds.

Greg Brown (Jan Juc, Vic) continued to round out the interstate domination of the Over-40 Loggers, posting a 13.00 heat total to bypass the repechage rounds.

Bob Monkman (Dunsborough, WA) made his trip to the east coast worthwhile, mustering up an impressive 15.50 two-wave heat total in his Over-60 Men’s repechage heat. Monkman surfed like a man 15 years his junior, performing a series of backside hits and noserides to take out his heat convincingly.

Wally Allen (Coorooy, Qld) and Glen Gower (Sunrise Beach, Qld) rounded out the epic morning run of results for the interstate competitors with both surfers going toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow in their Over-50 Men’s repechage heat. Allen and Gower both posted a handful of near-perfect scores to keep their Australian Title campaigns on track and earn a position in the quarterfinals.

The 2017 Australian Surf Festival continues Wednesday from 7:30am the more of the Australian Longboard Titles.

   All results and heat scores at Surfing Australia

Sunny Coast’s Damian Coulter away in shades of blue. Pics: Ethan Smith/Surfing Australia/Nikon
Bob Monkman, the evergreen ripper from West Australia.
From way down the Great Ocean Road, Grant Price stylish in the Over 50s.
Victorian shaper and multiple Oz Champ Greg Brown.


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