May 11, 2018 by admin
Fanning-pic Kirstin,ASP Victory in Tahiti
Russel Molony at Nth Haven
“Ive been Pringled”
Dawn at the Alley
Mothers meeting-I think its too big!
Nelly -taking over the Alley
That’s about all folks
Or most days for that matter – but as it is absolutely dead flat today, this is all I could come up with, and let’s face it, Mick Fanning is the first Aussie since Occ in 1999 to win “Chopes.”
This is a real “old school” flat spell, just like the good old days, where it hasn’t been over 2 ft for a week now.
There is always good news, with a new 3-4ft south swell due on Saturday and Sunday.
Tomorrow should see a small 2ft noreast swell hit our beaches with today’s little 1 footers even coming from the North.
Cronulla boardriders are holding the “Beaver” memorial on Saturday so come down the beach and share a memory with some of his mates.
Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia, 31, has claimed the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti over compatriot and Gold Coast stablemate Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, in classic four-to-six foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at Teahupo’o.
Fanning was put on the ropes early in the Final bout with Parkinson collecting a 9.50 and an 8.87 (both out of 10) on his opening two rides. However, former event runner-up fought back mid-heat with an impressive 9.37 before backing it up with a nail-biting 9.50 to take the lead and hold it as the buzzer ran out.
With today’s win, Fanning has become the first Australian since Mark Occhilupo (AUS), 46, in 1999 to claim the Billabong Pro Tahiti title and has further cemented himself into the frontrunner spot on the 2012 ASP WCT rankings.
He can thank Bluey for finally leaving Tahiti and breaking their week flatspell-hang on its been flat here ever since he got back! He’s the curse!
North Haven, Port Macquarie: (Friday 24th August 2012): NSW surfers Russell Molony (Central Coast, NSW) and Philippa Anderson (Merewether, NSW) have been crowned the respective Open Men’s and Women’s champions on the final day of the Australian Surf Festival supported by Essential Energy at Port Macquarie.
Molony, who had his competitors in a combination situation in the final, netted a 8.65 and a 9.5 to beat Dean Bowen (Gerroa, NSW), Joe Sear (Cronulla, NSW) and Darren O’Rafferty (Bonny Hills, NSW).
“All the boys surfed amazing and I just got lucky on the day,” said Molony. “I’m stoked the waves came to me. I got a nice little inside wave and got a good score. The waves here were so good so I’m glad they moved it from Middle Rock.”
Congrats to Joey (2012 Alley Master) for his final place.
In other results King of the Dunnies-Glen Pringle took out another Aussie title with a win in the over 40’s. In a good local twist he took out both Fishkiller in third place and Shmooka in 4th. Fish breath claimed he was out pringled and only caught one wave which was one more than Shmoo got!
Better luck next week and don’t forget your wetsuits…..cause the water is cold.
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