To wrap up our 2 round state title series, Saturday greeted us some welcome swell pulses for some contestable 2-3ft peaks, leading to a solid day of competition at 13th Beach.
The judges were delighted to cover multiple tight heats with competitors pushing each other with longer tubes and higher rolls.
The prized Open Mens division final turned in to an epic battle between State Titles 01 winner Nathan Clark, and club president Chris Watson. Nathan's multiple fluid combos all but sealed the final, if it wasn't for one huge carving reverse off the lip from Chris to nudge his higher wave score over the top, taking the win by just 0.07.
We awarded some new special prizes this time around, with Best Rookie awarded equally to Luke Palmer & Benjamin Lee Kong, and Highest Heat Total and Single Wave Score both awarded to Ben Roberts for his epic Open mens quarterfinal, including a 9.17 for a long tube to critical roll off the top. Nice one!
Congratulations everyone who entered, and a huge thank you for everyone involved making this incredible weekend possible. Stay tuned for details on our presentation night planned for the winter months.
Cadets (U16) 1st Tully Roberts
Juniors (U18) 1st Ned johnstone
Dropknee 1st Josh Carson 2nd Ben O’Brien
Mens (18-35) 1st Francis Fave 2nd Chris Watson
Masters (O35) 1st Mark Britten 2nd Shane Britten 3rd Benjamin Lee Kong 4th Josh Carson
Grand Masters (O45) 1st Shane Britten 2nd Nathan Clark 3rd Steve Watson
Legends (O55) 1st Steve Watson
Open Mens 1st Chris Watson 2nd Nathan Clark 3rd Luke Palmer 4th Ben Roberts
Full results can be found at: https://liveheats.com/bodyboardingvictoria
Huge thanks to our partners: Gage Roads Brew Co Nomad Bodyboards Limited Edition ATTICA WETSUITS Funkshen Bodyboards Palmer Towel Co. Salvaged by Stix Voyage Surf, Ski & Skate SHEDNINE Surfing Victoria LiveHeats Tyrone Garden Co.