Australian Kneeboard Titles kick off
Australian Kneeboard Titles
Surfing New South Wales
Surf Beach Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
9 - 12 November 2012
International field hits Kiama for the first day of Round Three of Australian Kneeboard Titles
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 November, 2012 : - - A packed field of both local and international kneeboarders attacked windy lefthand wedges at Kiama today for the third round of the Australian Kneeboard titles. Kneeboarders from as young as four, and as old as 64, had no trouble adapting to the challenging conditions the rolled into Kiama’s Surf Beach throughout the course of the day.
Kicking off the morning, were the Open men who adapted to the tricky waves with a combination of power and flow. Locals proved to be the early standouts in round one with Mark Mcleod, Chayne Simpson, Simon Farrer and Albert Munoz all taking wins in the first round heats.
Albert – current World Champion – smashed apart wave after wave to claim victory in his first round, successfully disposing of Jim Brown, Lucas Castellanos and Paul Wright.
Simon Farrer also showed why he’s a former World Champion, performing an eclectic mix of powerful maneuvers with quick and seamless transitions. The Shellharbour kneeboarder, successfully progressed straight into round two where he also claimed another win.
Avoca kneeboarder Kyle Bryant took the highest heat score of the day locking in a heat total of 15.27 in round two. Kyle performed a chain of high-speed carves to notch up the achievement. For his efforts, Kyle won the “Carve Of The Day” award and a pair of Carve polarized eyewear.
In town for the event is the Venezuelan team who participated over a range of different divisions and age groups. The event is also made up of kneeboard participants from Ireland and Puerto Rico. Domestically, entrants came from as far away as the Northern Territory, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT.
Divisions include for the Australian Kneeboard Titles include:
- Open Men - all competitors except Micro Grom
- Amateur A - those who are knocked out from round 3
- Amateur B - those who are knocked out from round 2
- Open Women's - all ages
- Cadet - Under 16 - must be under 16 years at 31/12/12
- Micro Grom - Under 10 - must be under 10 years at 31/12/12
$2000.00 prize money will be up for grabs in the Open men's division.
Depending on conditions, the event can be run at Werri Beach, Jones Beach or Bombo Beach. The competition starts 8am each day with the presentation on Sunday afternoon.
Event schedule is subject to change at all times, please call the Event Hotline 0458 247 212 after 6.45am each day of event for confirmed daily running schedule and contest venue.
The Kiama region boasts a large selection of hotels, motels, B&B's, resorts and self-contained accommodation. Please go to kiama.com.au to book online. Kiama Municipal Council have a comprehensive list of all local facilities, accommodation and events. Click here for more information.
Round three of The Australian Kneeboard Titles are proudly supported by Thomas Creative, Metabo, Illawarra Rehabilitation Clinic, Natural Necessity Surf Shop, Carve eyewear, VB, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Gerringong Bowling Club, Kneeboarding Surfing Association, Wollongong Area Kneeboarding Association and Surfing NSW.
Source: Surfing NSW
Author: Ethan Smith
Tags: Kneelo, Kneeboard Titles, Kiama