New member Beau Junk introduced himself to the Shoes line-up in glowing style to grab the second pointscore of the season.
Junk, with several top performances to his credit in the early rounds, put the pedal down to gain the better of the Horner brothers, reigning champ Jarrod and 2010 junior titleholder Jesse.
The other top placings in the Open final were Brad Wiseman, Drew Kelly and Matt Holman, sporting a new skin-head haircut.
The swell was challenging throughout the comp, with bumpy sections and close-outs giving every competitor plenty to think about – especially the SuperGroms!
Reece Moffat continues to grow in stature on the Reef, flowing and surging his way to victory in the Junior final, over an exuberant Jacob Boylan, Nathan Martin and Nathan Hatheier.
The Groms all handled the tricky conditions with aplomb, and bravely navigated the shoreline rocks.
Ben Boylan was back to his best, claiming victory over reigning champ Ethan Jackson, Dion Earle, Jed Felice, Spencer Barnes and Travis Heaps.
There were plenty of smiles from the divisional winners as they collected prizes courtesy of Puresea Surf Shop, STC and Skullcandy.
Leah braved the windblown conditions to snap scores of top photos – the Gallery has a brilliant set of images. Paul Byres captured the drama for video release.
Next event is scheduled for 2-3 April.
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