Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

'Public's Support Fantastic' Surfers Tear Up Pippi Beach; Yamba Surfing Classic Goes from Strength to Strength

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

'Public's Support Fantastic' Surfers Tear Up Pippi Beach; Yamba Surfing Classic Goes from Strength to Strength

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Byline: Jarrard Potter dailyexaminer.com.au

Results

Open Men

1. Matt Jones

2. Luke Hitchings

3. Frank Murphy

4. Oscar Berry

Women

1. Heather Read

2. Lilly Young

3. Lilly Howard

4. Kaii Fallander

Over-35

1. Matt Jones

2. Luke Hitchings

3. Navrin Fox

4. Dean Emery

Under-18

1. Oscar Berry

2. Jake Bill

3. Harley Walters

4. Joel Emery

Under-14

1. Harley Walters

2. Max Hutchinson

3. Joel Emery

4. Lilly Young

Over-50

1. Mark Ramsey

2. Cal Liddle

3. Baddy Treloar

4. Stephan Ruddeger

SURFING: In its second year back from a 13-year hiatus, the Pippi Beach Classic is riding a new wave of popularity.

Angourie Boardriders president Ben Churton celebrated a successful event at Yamba on the weekend and said he was extremely pleased with how well the competition had run.

"It was an excellent weekend," he said.

"The weather was great, the surf was small but really clean and great for the contest, and the community participation was really great to see.

"The performance level was really high. Matt Jones really dominated the Over-35s in the final, Oscar Berry's surfing in the Opens and Under-18s was new school, very radical, but the experience of the older guys like Jones and Luke Hitchings was too much for the young guys.

"It was an excellent competition. Across the board there were people contesting in multiple divisions and people who reached the finals in multiple divisions. Berry was in the finals of the Opens and won the U18s, Lilly Young was second in the Women's and made the finals in the U14s division giving the boys a run for their money.

"Frank Murphy stepped up in his first year in the Open division to make the final and was a real crowd favourite."

Churton said the inclusion of the women's division at this year's Pippi Beach Classic was a priority for the event. …

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