The Wave Gods finally got their act together and turned on rideable swell to allow action stations for the August World Title tournament.
There was supreme wave wrecking across all three divisions. So much so that WSL managers are wishing if only they could put on a contest so good!
The Masters shoot-out was a real rumble in the jungle, with wave slicing manouevres all over the shop.
Johnno Bonello grabbed first place from Marty Shipley, followed by Robin Moore and Steve Cryer.
Everyone was stoked to see Robin back in the contest line-up after several years of fighting a severe medical condition.
But you wouldn’t know he was rusty, with the level of punchy manouevres blasting off every ride!
The Junior arm wrestle was outstanding, with competitors pushing each other to the limit.
In the end, Jarvis Earle got home by a whisker from Luca Durante, Alex, Kash Brown and Ryder O’Donnell.
The Open final shoot-out turned into a family affair, with Matty Cook just edging out younger brother Daniel.
This mix of results has really hardened the ratings going into the last three contests.
And so it’s now onto the September showdown on the dates of 1-2 and back-up of 8-9.
Of course, there is already an application in play re swell for the Battle of the Reefs at Shoes on Saturday September 15.
Shoes is hosting The Point, and aiming to make it three victories in a row.
Guy Turner and Matty Cook have put a strong team together.
It would be great to see as many Shoes members on deck as possiblle to cheer our team on.
As you know, the Battle of the Reefs showdown is a tripute to legendary pro surfer and world champion Peter Townend.
It is also a tournament that plays homage to the Club’s Patron for Life – the late and always great Dr John Murray.
Be there or be square!
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