Yorkes Classic 2021 champions were crowned in powerful clean waves at the iconic Chinaman’s surf break in the Innes National Park on the Yorke Peninsula over the weekend. Offshore winds combined with a South Westerly groundswell provided perfect 3-4 slaby surf all weekend long, with a high standard of surfing on display across all divisions.
Digby Tooze (Corny Point) and Skye Faddy (Glenelg) were unbeatable winning all their heats convincingly finally taking out the Men’s and Women’s divisions respectively.
Junior star Corey Taylor (Marion Bay) took the Junior Title and also placed 3rd in the Men’s division showing he is a force to be reckoned with in future and it is only a matter of time untill he follows in his father “Squizzy” Taylor’s footsteps and takes a coveted Yorkes Classic men’s surfing title.
The Yorkes Classic is South Australia’s most prestigious and iconic surfing event. Originally started way back in 1983 by local surfers the event always delivers great surf in the spectacular surf region of lower Yorke Peninsula.
We would like to thank all the sponsors, spectators, the local community, Innes National Park, the Yorke Peninsula Council and Surfing South Australia for their support and look forward to seeing everyone next year.
The Ding King Men:
1st Digby Tooze
2nd Todd Goudie
=3rd Luke Sykora
=3rd Corey Taylor
Mens State Title: Digby Tooze
Extreme Boardriders Women
1st Skye Faddy
2nd Poppy Sweetman
=3rd Imogen Elliott
=3rd Meg Day
Women’s State Title: Poppy Sweetman
Neptune’s Surf Coaching Juniors
1st Corey Taylor
2nd Indi DeBono
3rd Leo Torok
4th Koby Philip
Christine Cox Memorial: Jenelle Tooze
Spirit of Yorkes Award: Marc Sullivan
Shaun Gray Charge Award: Skye Faddy
Judges Award Best Wipeout: Tia Taite
Judges Award for Charging: Meg Day
All images: Andy Smyth