HIF Agnes Water Surfing Festival
Agnes Water, Queensland
29 - 30 March 2014
Series of heated finals roll through in great waves at Agnes Point
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 March, 2014 - Day two of the HIF Agnes Water Surfing Festival saw a series of heated finals get underway in great waves at Agnes Point. Competitors from all over Queensland were greeted with punchy 2ft waves at Agnes Water Point today, setting the stage for fiery showdowns and hot finals . With the dramatic high and low tides, the point presented a distinctive change in waves throughout the day, making for another exciting day of the event.
Jay Occhilupo, (Coolangatta, QLD) took out both the newly-introduced Under 12 boys parent assist and the Under 13 boys shortboard division finals. In two hotly contested bouts, Occhilupo posted the event’s highest single-wave total – 9.33 (out of a possible 10 points) in his Under 13 boys final.
It was Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, QLD) however, that astonished both spectators and event officials with four consecutive finals berths (Under 12 Girls Parent Assist, Under 13 Girls Shortboard, Under 18 Girls Shortboard and Open Womans Shortboard). Only just missing out on a first place finish in the Open Womans Shortboard final (finishing second place), Kelly blitzed her additional three finals finishing in first place in all three.
In the talent-stacked blue ribbon division, the Open Men Shortboard final, it was Christoffer Frolich, (South Africa) who won the final defeating Mark ‘Richo’ Richardson (Palm Beach, QLD), Liam Kelly, (Wooloowin, QLD) and Sebastian Rubenheimer (Peregian Beach, QLD) with a considerable heat total of 16.23pts (9.33 + 6.50).
With the HIF Agnes Water Surfing Festival now over, all attention will now be turned to Surfing Queensland’s forthcoming event, the 2014 Yeppoon Surfing Festival, which begins next week on the 5th – 6th of April. Running in conjunction with this event is also Surfing Queensland’s Triple Crown presented by Reef to Beach and Global Surf Industries.
Surfers competing in the Open Male and Female longboard divisions of the Reef to Beach Longboard Classic, HIF Agnes Water Surfing Festival and the 2014 Yeppoon Surfing Festival are in a battle for Valuable Triple Crown points, which will see both male and female Triple Crown victors each take home a Steve Walden Longboard, courtesy of Global Surf Industries and Reef to Beach, Agnes Water.
2014 HIF Agnes Water Surfing Festival Champions.
Under 12 Boys Parent Assist: Jay Occhilupo (Coolangatta, QLD)
Under 12 Girls Parent Assist: Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, QLD)
Stand Up Paddle: Paul Stumer (Innes Park, QLD)
Under 13 Girls Shortboard: Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, QLD)
Under 18 Girls Shortboard: Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, QLD)
O/3 5 Mens Longboard: Ashley Caldow (Buberim, QLD)
Open Womans Longboard: Tahlee Taylor (Innes Park, QLD)
Over 40 Mens Shortboard: Mark Richardson (Palm Beach, QLD)
Under 13 Boys Shortboard: Jay Occhilupo (Coolangatta, QLD)
Open Mens Longboard: Craig Davis (Peregian Beach, QLD)
Under 18 Boys Shortboard: Luke Glover (Caloundra, QLD)
Opens Womans Shortboard: Sarah Farlow (Burleigh Heads, QLD)
Opens Mens Shortboard: Christoffer Frolich, (South Africa)