Philippa Anderson dominates the Dominelli
Dominelli Women’s Surf Classic
Philippa Anderson dominates at the Dominelli Surf Classic
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 October, 2012 : - - Sydney - An increase in wave size, created powerful and sometimes-challenging conditions for the final day of the Dominelli Women’s Surf Classic at North Cronulla.
Coming hard out of the gates again today was Newcastle surfer Philippa Anderson, locking in a 16.5 for her 20 and under semi final. Philippa threw down a deadly combination of forehand hooks to lock in the highest heat score for the second day in a row.
Philippa’s hot streak continued into the open shortboard final where she took down a red-hot Skye Burgess with a combination of 12.16. Anabell Barratt finished in third and Chelsea Williams wound up in fourth position.
Coalcliff surfer Billie Melinz continued to build momentum throughout the 13 and under shortboard final. Billie managed to throw down a series of technical maneuvers to topple Alyssa Lock, Macy Callaghan and Alysse Cooper who all finished second, third and fourth respectively.
Despite coming fourth in the 13 and under division, Alysse Cooper found her feet in her 16 and under final and take the win from local surfer Paris Whittaker; 13 and under winner, Billie Melinz and Manly local Bella Wilton. Alysse - from Queenscliff - took to the powerful peaks with a solid repertoire of rail turns to earn the top spot on the dais.
In the 20 and under division, the lead bounced back and forth between Stephanie Single and Philippa Anderson over the course of the 20-minute final. Philippa looked certain to take the final out until the last five minutes when Stephanie managed to lock in a 6.17 and a 4.83. Anabell Barratt finished in second and Grace Spiers scored fourth spot.
Chelsea Williams got massive cheers from the crowd for her eclectic mix of nose-rides and carves in the open longboard final. Chelsea locked in a combination of 15.44 to land in first position ahead of Erin Dark and April Charles.
Local Cronulla surfer, Melissa Hatheier was the standout performer in the over-35 longboard division taking out fellow Sutherland Shire locals Josie Charles, Cheryl Steer and Katherine Vavahea.
Erin Dark was a convincing winner in the open stand up paddle-board final throwing down an impressive combination of lightening fast cutbacks and turns to take first place from the rest of the finalists.
Cheryl Peat was victorious in the over-35 shortboard division with a solid display of power and flow. Cheryl, from Seaford in South Australia, had been staying with local and runner-up Akemi O’Leary throughout the course of the event.
The “Carve of the Day” was awarded to Chelsea Williams for her performance across two different divisions: longboard and shortboard. For her efforts, Chelsea won a brand new pair of polarised Carve sunglasses.
Sam Dewhurst from Cronulla took out the Encouragement Award for her overall performance in the event. Sam scored herself a $150.00 training voucher for the Cronulla Surfing Academy.
Veronica Charles won the Local Spirit Award for her overall performance and help with the event. Veronica won a free six-month membership to Curves Gym in Cronulla.
The Dominelli Group continued to show their support of the event with a showcase of new vehicles from the likes Ford and Peugeot. Dominelli mascot, Ferdie Bird also partook in the event’s festival atmosphere by posing for photos with spectators and doing Zumba with the ladies from Curves, Cronulla.
The Dominelli Women's Surf Classic is a two-day celebration of women in sport 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.
1 - Philippa Anderson (Merewether, NSW)
2 – Skye Burgess (Lake Heights, NSW)
3 – Anabell Barratt (Dee Why, NSW)
4 – Chelsea Williams (Lake Heights, NSW)
1 – Chelsea Williams (Lake Heights, NSW)
2 – Erin Dark (Gerringong, NSW)
3 – April Charles (Cronulla, NSW)
4 – Skye Burgess (Lake Heights, NSW)
5 – Sam Suendermann (Angelsea, VIC)
20s and under shortboard
1 – Steph Single (Lennox Head, NSW)
2 – Philippa Anderson (Merewether, NSW)
3 – Anabell Barratt (Dee Why, NSW)
4 – Grace Spiers (Tweed Heads, NSW)
16s and under shortboard
1 – Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff, NSW)
2 – Paris Whittaker (Caringbah, NSW)
3 – Billie Melinz (Coalcliff, NSW)
4 – Bella Wilton (Manly, NSW)
13s and under shortboard
1 – Billie Melinz (Manly, NSW)
2 – Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW)
3 – Macy Callaghan (Avoca, NSW)
4 – Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff, NSW)
Over 35 longboard
1 – Melissa Hatheier (Cronulla, NSW)
2 – Josie Charles (Cronulla, NSW)
3 – Cheryl Steer (Loftus, NSW)
4 – Katherine Vavahea (Cronulla, NSW)
Over 35 shortboard
1 – Cheryl Peat (Seaford, NSW)
2 – Akemi O’Leary (Cronulla, NSW)
3 – Fiona Hunt (Stanwell Park, NSW)
4 – Melissa Hatheier (Cronulla, NSW)
1 – Erin Dark (Gerringong, NSW)
2 – Cheryl Steer (Loftus, NSW)
3 – Coralie Burns (Caringbah, NSW)
4 – Melissa Mcmanus (Woollamia, NSW)
PROUD SPONSORS OF THE DOMINELLI WOMEN'S SURF CLASSIC
Dominelli Motor Dealerships - For the third year in a row The Dominelli Group will be supporting this event. Visit Dominelli on Facebook for all of your motor needs. The Group CEO Adam Dominelli says: "We are looking forward to being a part of this great local event again this year".
Sutherland Shire Council - The local council is once again backing the Surfing NSW event. Without support from the Sutherland Shire Council the event would not be possible. A support page has been established with many images of community events. Check it out here.
Westfield Miranda - Please visit Westfield for all of your shopping needs.
Tradies - Click here for all information about Tradies functions, services and community support.
Carve Eyewear - providing a mass range of polarised eyewear, many of the women in the event will walk away with a pair of sunglasses. Please visit Carve for all of your eyewear needs.
Australian Skin Cancer Clinics - Corporate partner of Surfing NSW will be oniste to promote the importance of Skin Cancer throughout women in sport. Visit Australian Skin Cancer Clinics for all details.
Source Surfing Australia
Author: Ethan Smith
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