Wild waves for classic

After the wind whipped up on Friday, Mollymook Longboarders Charity Classic organisers were left crossing their fingers.

But when the sun came up on Saturday morning, surfers were ready to hit the waves, despite the weather leaving the ocean a little wild.

Held across two days, the annual Mollymook Longboarders Charity Classic has been hailed another great success.

A full-schedule of contestants took to the water to challenge for the top spots across a range of divisions.

In the Open 9 Foot division it was Christian Pimm who came out on top, ahead of Matty Cook, Matt Bryant, Tom Leach, Ray Lawrence, Rhys Williams.

In the Open 8 Foot final, Christian Pimm, Matty Cook, Rhys Williams, Tom Leach and Matt Bryant        all impressed but it was Ray Lawrence who took the top spot.

The Over 38 division saw Ray Blackman take the title, beating finalists Jason Skinner, Alex Hay-McKenzie, Keith Purvis, Robert Couriel and Simon Cox.

The Over 48 division was another tough fought battle between Ray Blackman, Alex Kiss, Steve Rutten, Jim Sourry, Rob Maher and Neale Ashby with Ray again showing his winning ways.

In the Over 58s Neil Frederiksen took down Laurie Andrew, David Pimm, Jon Lavers, Nick de Jong and Mike Greentree, while in the Old Mal division Losal managed to out surf Rhys Williams, Fred Stovin-Bradford, Matt Maris, Chris Brown and Troy Moorehouse.

In the women’s division it was a tough battle between April Charles, Lara Murphy, Ashley Rutten and Bernadette Murphy with April named the victor.

The Juniors showed they have all the skills they need with Caellum Purvis beating out Fred Stovin-Bradford, Jared Eason and Josh Couriel to the top spot.

FULL STORY in the print edition of the Milton Ulladulla Times.

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