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Longboards & SUPs reign supreme at interclubs

Josh Constable © Scott Gillies




World Surfaris Coast of Origin
Presented by Samoa Tourism Authority

Surfing Queensland
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
26 - 27 July 2014

Josh Constable from Noosa Malibu Club puts on masterful display

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 July, 2014 - Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Josh Constable was in typical blistering form as he took to the water for his Open Men’s Longboard heat in the 2014 World Surfaris Coast of Origin Interclub Surfing Series at Coolum Beach this morning.

The ASP World Longboard Champion and six times Australian Longboard Champion used a wealth of experience to defeat a first class field of Longboarders to win his heat.  Constable (Noosa, Qld) posted a combined heat score total of 13.6 (out of a possible 20) to defeat Bowie Pollard (Glenview, Qld) and Damien Coulter (Mountain Creek, Qld) who finished second and third respectively. 

Constable’s win provided valuable points toward Noosa Longboard Club’s campaign to capture overall winner’s honours and substantial prize money which is on offer as part of the World Surfaris Coast of Origin Interclub series. 
Surfing Queensland CEO Scott Gillies commented “This unique surfing series provides opportunities for a variety of disciplines to come together and compete for not only their Boardriders Club but their coastal region”.  Gillies continued, “To see shortboards, longboards and SUPs all competing together for their respective coast’s definitely adds to the event series appeal”.

In the coveted Tag Teams component of today’s competition, it was Noosa Malibu Club who emerged victorious as the entire team rallied together for their Boardriders Club and were able to collect a whopping $4950 which can be invested in vital sports development programs.  Noosa Malibu Club was able to hold off a late charge from Caloundra Malibu Club who finished second, with Alexandra Headland Malibu Club finished third overall.  Club representative Josh Constable said, “We’re stoked to win the tag teams.  It’s always a fun to surf with all of the club members and today we are taking home some much needed funds for the club”.

Gold Coast Boardrider’s clubs will need to bring their A-game if they wish to uphold last year’s state challenge victory against the Sunshine Coast. With the likes of Jaleesa Vincent (Coolum Boardriders), Laura Poncini (Windansea Boardriders) and Harry Bryant (Noosa Boardriders) in tomorrow’s hotly contested shortboard finale, the task set for the Gold Coast will be a challenge to say the least.

The World Surfaris Coast of Origin series presented by Samoa Tourism is also giving two affiliated Boardriders Club members the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Samoa, the treasured islands of the South Pacific.


Scott Gillies

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