Champions Crowned at the South Australian Longboard and Shortboard Masters State Titles
Published on 03/08/2020

Champions Crowned at the South Australian Longboard and Shortboard Masters State Titles
Champions were crowned in a great display of surfing on the South Coast this weekend. The  Longboard and Shortboard Masters State Titles which where scheduled to run in April this year were postponed due to COVID 19 restrictions. With the easing of these restrictions Surfing SA grabbed the opportunity to run a compressed event with limited entries and divisions allowing us to crown State Champs across most divisions.
The event was scheduled to run at Middleton Point but was moved to Cliffs which provided more opportunity and contestable surf. Surfers were met with clean 2-3 ft swell, brisk offshore winds and a beautiful sunny winters day. Plenty of spectators lined the cliffs to watch the states best surfers battle for their respective state titles.
The premier Open Longboard Division did not disappoint with a great display of surfing throughout the stacked qualifying rounds. In the Mens final Adam Barley ended up taking the Title with Robin Ponzini 2nd, Tom Bowen 3rd and Craig Potgieter 4th. Erika Oemcke took the Women’s Title ahead of Ellen Watson. 
Other Results were:
Open Men Longboard:

  1. Adam Barley (Seaford)
  2. Robin Ponzoni (Seaford)
  3. Tom Bowen (Seaford)
  4. Craig Potgieter (Seaford)

Open Women Longboard:

  1. Erika Oemcke (Port Noarlunga South)
  2. Ellan Watson (Port Noarlunga South)

Over 40 Men Longboard:
1.Craig Potgieter (Seaford)2. Jason Garret (Evanston)3. Anthony Ivcevic (North Haven)4. James McEwan (Port Noarlunga)
Over 50 Men Longboard:

  1. Wayne Gurney (Marion Bay)
  2. Jason Russel (Port Noarlunga South)
  3. Sean Crowder (Port Noarlunga South)
  4. Andre Carrison (Seaford)

Over 60 Women Longboard:

  1. Cheryl Buck (Colonel Light Gardens)
  2. Anna Markey (Goolwa)
  3. Robyn Brown (Middleton)

Over 60 Men Longboard:

  1. John Amos (Middleton)
  2. Alex Watson (Port Noarlunga South)
  3. Peter Barley (Willunga)
  4. Ray Palmer (Port Noarlunga South)

Junior Longboard:

  1. Scott Thomas (Seaford)
  2. Cooper McEwan (Port Noarlunga)

Kym Nagler Open Logger:

  1. Adam Barley (Seaford)
  2. Tom Bowen (Seaford)
  3. Jason Garret (Evanston)
  4. Scott Thomas (Seaford)

Over 50 Men Logger               – 1.    Darren Oemcke (Port Noarlunga South)Over 40 Men Shortboard        – 1.    James McEwan (Port Noarlunga)Over 40 Women Shortboard  – 1.    Carita StrengellOver 50 Women Shortboard  – 1.    Erika Oemcke (Port Noarlunga South)Over 60 Women Shortboard  – 1.    Cheryl Buck (Colonel Light Gardens)
Over 50 Men Shortboard:
1.    Sean Crowder (Christies)2.    James Bryant (Middleton)3.    Andre Carrison (Seaford)
Over 60 Men Shortboard:
1.    James Bryant (Middleton)2.    Ray Palmer (Port Noarlunga South)3.    Tim Hoile (Encounter Bay)
 Kneeboards:

  1. Darrel Treasure (Modbury)
  2. Patrick Langlands (Old Noarlunga)
  3. Simon Coote (Victor Harbor)
  4. Kevin Lewis (Middleton)

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SA Champions Crowned at the Woolworth Surfer Grom Comp

SA Champions Crowned at the Woolworth Surfer Grom Comp

Middleton, SA (Saturday, 14 November 2020): The SA, Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter for 2020 was completed today in perfect 2-3 foot surf at Day Street, Middleton. Competitors and their families were treated to a hot 30 degree day and light winds.

King Cairns and Maia Taite took the coveted U14 Divisions winning trips to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (1-day coaching clinic, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC).

The Under 12 Girls and Under 10 Girls divisions were taken out by Isabel O’Boyle and Kiera Hunt respectively. The Under 12 Boys went to Noah Keelan with Connor O’Boyle taking the Under 10 Boys division and the Under 8 mixed division.

The Surfing SA Under 16 titles went to Zac Palmer (Boy’s) and Maia Taite (Girls).

Leo Torok and Maia Taite took the Woolworths Fresh Wave awards. Local surfer Leo was a standout all day and young Maia consistently scored in the excellent range in her heats. These surfers were rewarded for their outstanding performances and sportsmanship.

Kiera Hunt and Noah Keelan took out the PICS star performer awards.

Close to 60 competitors were in the event.

Regarded as one of the major steppingstones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps series caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia over summer.

As an added bonus, the respective winners of the Under 14 boys’ and girls’ divisions from each event will receive an invite to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (1-day coaching clinic, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC). For the South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian events, the Woolworths Surf Camp prize will be awarded to the highest place Under-14 Boy and Girl who reside in that respective State.

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps pres. by Pic’s Peanut Butter 2020 Series Schedule:
EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 5 – 6, 2020
EVENT 2 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Sept 12 – 13, 2020
EVENT 3 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 26 – 27, 2020
EVENT 4 – Cronulla, NSW – Oct 17 – 18, 2020
EVENT 5 – Torquay, VIC – Oct 24 – 25, 2020
EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 31, 2020
EVENT 7 – Trigg, WA – Nov 7 – 8, 2020
EVENT 8 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 14, 2020
EVENT 9 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 21 – 22, 2020
EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 12 – 13, 2020
National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina QLD – Dec 18 – 20, 2020 – Entry by qualification.

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter and 2XP.

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and Surfing Australia’s commitment to comply with all State and Federal regulations, series dates are subject to change at any time.

RESULTS:

U8 Mixed
1. Connor O’Boyle
2. Bernie Forbes
3. Alfie Howse
4. Jett Crowley

U10 Girls
1.Edie Howse
2.Isabel O’Boyle
3. Chloe Crowley

U10 Boys
1. Connor O’Boyle
2. Hudson Egan
3. Henry Wood-Ragless

U12 Girls
1. Kiera Hunt
2. Jemma Crowley
3. Priya Jakwal
4. Sophie Bowden

U12 Boys
1. Noah Keelan
2. Ashton Crowley
3. Cadel Garner
4. Mitch Henderson

U14 Girls
1. Maia Taite
2. Maddie Gillies
3. Ella Lewis
4. Karly Wood

U14 Boys
1. King Cairns
2. Leo Torok
3. Noah Keelan
4. James Jervis

U14 Boys
1. King Cairns
2. Leo Torok
3. Noah Keelan
4. James Jervis

U16 Boys
1. Zach Palmer
2. Indi DeBono
3. Tai Taite
4. Koby Philip

U16 Girls
1. Maia Taite
2. Poppy Sweetman

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