The Australian Longboard Titles saw another day of exciting Open Men’s action today as Longboard and Logger divisions tore apart superb two-foot walls at Cabarita Beach.
Perennial longboard standout and local Tweed surfer Dane Pioli (Tweed Heads, NSW) took a double header victory across the Open Men’s Longboard and Logger divisions. Pioli unleashed a torrent of traditional and high-performance manoeuvres to post a 15.25 heat total in the quarterfinal of the Open Men’s Loggers division and a 15.75 two-wave total in the quarterfinal of the Open Men’s Longboard. Pioli will meet Jason Caldow (Noosa, Qld) William Crowe (Collaroy, NSW) and Ben Johnson (Pottsville, NSW) in the semi-finals.
NSW surfers proceeded to take a clean sweep of victories across the remaining Open Longboard quarterfinals with William Crowe (Collaroy, NSW), Declan Wyton (Annandale, NSW) and Max Weston (Avalon, NSW) all earning a win and sealing a position into the upcoming semi-finals.
The Open Men’s Logger quarterfinals saw interstate competitors Ben Considine (Barwon Heads, Vic) and Clinton Guest (Kawana, Qld) used a combination of style and grace to take victory in their respective heats. Considine and Guest both posted respectable heat totals in excess of 14.75 points to earn themselves a spot into the semi finals. The two aforementioned surfers were joined by Frank Murphy (Angourie, NSW) who took a win in the remaining Open Logger quarterfinal.
The 2017 Australian Surf Festival continues tomorrow from 7:30am the more of the Australian Longboard Titles.
For all results and more information, please visit: www.australiansurffestival.com
2017 Australian Surf Festival – Tweed Coast, NSW, July 28-August 14
– Opening Ceremony – July 28
– Australian Surfmasters Titles – July 29-August 2
– Australian Longboard Titles – August 2-10
– Australian Logger Titles – August 3-10
– Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park Australian Bodyboard Titles – August 10-14
The 2017 Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly supported by Destination Tweed, Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park, bcu, Hydralyte Sports, Toyota, Pacific Longboarder, NBN, mySURF.tv, Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.