Anderson excited by the Dominelli Surf Classic
Dominelli Women's Surf Classic
PHILIPPA ANDERSON, EXCITED TO BE COMPETING IN THE DOMINELLI WOMEN'S SURF CLASSIC
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 October, 2012 : - - Sydney - On the eve of the Dominelli Women's Surf Classic at North Cronulla, Surfing NSW speaks to Open Shortboard top seed Philippa Anderson about what she's expecting from the event. The Dominelli Women's Surf Classic is a two-day celebration of women in sport which will be taking place at North Cronulla Beach on the 27th and 28th of October. It is set to include all facets of female surfing including: shortboard, longboard and stand up paddle-board.
Having just returned from a big leg on the World Qualifying Series and the World Junior Championships, how do you feel going into the Dominelli Women’s Surf Classic as top seed?
Philippa: Yeah, the last few contents have been really good, so I’m feeling great. I was working with Jeremy Shepard and Martin Dunn (acclaimed surfing coaches) in Bali and they were pretty happy with my surfing and where it was at. It’s a big honour for them to say that. I had a few contents in Bali and have been hanging there freesurfing, so it’ll be good to get back into the content vest and prepare to start all over again next year.
Do you feel like you’re surfing the best you’ve ever surfed?
Definitely more so since getting a semi final finish in six-star WQS in Portugal [SATA Airlines Azores Pro, September 27-30, 2012]. It’s my best result ever in a six-star event, so going into Bali I felt really good and finished in the semi-finals in the World Juniors. I guess it's good going into any event feeling 100 percent. I’m feeling fit and healthy, so hopefully the waves will cooperate.
For an event like the Dominelli Women’s Classic at Cronulla, will you be employing the same heat tactics as you would use in a WQS event or will be taking it a bit easier?
No, I’ll be the same. I was just looking at the schedule for the event and there’s a lot of good Australian WQS surfers in the event. There’s never an easy heat in any contest you go in.
What would it mean for you to win this event on the weekend?
It would be really good. Every contest I go in, I’d like to win. I’d love to see my name on the winner’s board. There looks like there are a whole lot of divisions in the event too which will make it interesting to watch.
Looking at the schedule, who would you say your closest rival is?
I don’t know. All the girls surf incredibly well and we all want that trophy, so it’s definitely not going to be easy.
Are you looking forward to the festival atmosphere of the event?
Definitely. I always love events where there’s a whole lot of other things happening. I love the vibe of events where there’s a bunch of different things to see and do and not just surfing. I’m sure there’ll be a bunch of stalls and things going on, so I’m looking forward to it.
Check out some of the festival happenings that will be taking place this weekend at the Dominelli Women's Surf Classic.
Australian Skin Cancer Clinics
The Australian Skin Cancer Clinics will be onsite to answer all of your Skin Cancer queries. For all information visit Australian Skin Cancer Clinics.
Every day of the event, we'll be awarding the winner of the "Carve Of The Day" with a brand new pair of Carve sunglasses. Visit Carve for polarised sunglasses under $50.00.
Saturday 9:00am - Free Beach Zumba Session at North Cronulla with all at Curves Gym. A lucky finalist will also win a free six month membership to Curves.
Beachside Thai Massage
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 12:30pm - Beachside Thai Massage will be providing one five-minute massage to each competitor. Five selected finalists will also win a free 30 minute massage.
Pause Yoga Pilates
Saturday 12:00pm - A free Yoga Session at North Cronulla will be taking place with Anne from Pause Yoga Pilates. Each competitor will receive a free class if they present thier flyer to Pause Yoga and mention they were at the event. Two lucky finalists will also win ten free yoga classes and a yoga mat.
There'll be an all-day stall onsite at the event for all competitors and spectators to check out. UnButton is an innovative, handcrafted jewellery and accessories line that combines eclectic blends of new and pre-loved buttons with beads, feathers, wire, wool, leather and other decorative findings.
C4 Waterman will be providing prizes for the Open SUP Division. You can check out their boards online and test one out on Sunday of the event.
The Nutritionalist will be onsite providing top nutrition tips for competitors. Finalists will receive a pack of Nutritionalist goodness.
Contact Rosie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday 11:00am. There'll be a free Level-0 judging short course at North Cronulla at the event site. Throughout the weekend - World Tour surfer Rebecca Woods will also be onsite to give professional tips.
Check out Surfing NSW for all events and happenings.
Thanks to The Dominelli Group
2012 will be the third year in a row Dominelli Group have supporting the event. Please visit Dominelli Group for all of your motor needs.
Dominelli Group will have the latest Ford and Peugeot vehicles on display. Please chat to the team at Dominelli about their new dealership within the Sutherland Shire. Dominelli are supporting community events - support those who are making the event happen.
Tradies and Westfield Miranda - regional sponsors of Surfing NSW are also supporting this event. Please support those who are supporting events in the local community.
Source: Surfing NSW
Author: Ethan Smith
Tags: Philippa Anderson