Yorkes Classic 2020
Published on 23/08/2020

YORKES CLASSIC, 2020

A three decade long annual Yorke’s tradition, this year’s event boasts a huge amounts of prizes and prestige for the 42 surfers hoping to take out the Yorke’s Classic Titles.

Since inception in 1984, The Yorke’s Classic has become the premier event on the South Australian Surfing calendar. South Australia’s best surfers will contest the annual event held within the Innes National Park on the southern tip of Yorke Peninsula. Previous winners include legends like Josh Locke, Brian Taylor, Luke Horlin-Smith, Matt Shorten, Todd Goudie,  Dion Atkinson, Teale Vanner and Max Longhurst.

Recently a junior division was added to the event to encourage young surfers to challenge themselves in the heavy surf that Yorkes has to offer. 

Winners of the Open Mens and Women’s divisions will also be crowned as Surfing SA Open State Champions for 2020

Heat Draw’s and results: https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingSouthAustralia/event/Yorkes%20Classic%202020

Favourites 

 Max Longhurst, Clayton Howse, Khai Adams, Luke Sykora, Brett Edwards, Todd Goudie 

Young Guns 

Ruka Taite, Digby Tooze, Corey Taylor, Harry Green, Maia Taite, Imogen Elliot

Sponsors

Division Sponsors The Ding King (Open Men), Extreme Boardriders (Open Women) and Juniors (Shaping the Bay), Surfing South Australia as well as a host local community businesses. 

Venues

Likely to run at Chinaman’s on Saturday morning, announcements to be made on Surfing South Australia Facebook, Instagram and at the General Store with a big day scheduled kick off should be around 8am.

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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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