The Hurley Winter Classic

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

On the weekend past South Australia saw it's first majorly sponsored competition since the whole Fantatic Noodle Kangaroo Island Pro rigmarole went down in 2011, the Hurley Winter Classic. Although it wasn't a six star event, it saw the best of the South Australians go head to head in the fun waves of Waitpinga. 

Khai Adams took out the Men's division by utilising his go-for-broke style (possibly because he was surfing blind from all that hair) and Tayla Hanak took out the Women's division.

Sixteen-year-old uber grom Kyle Imgraben from Seaford shredded his way to victory in the Boys Division, Kyle's surfing at this event had many on the beach asking why he wasn't also competing in the Men's competition as he systematically destroyed wave after wave, consistently posting nine point rides. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Francis from Middleton was another young surfer who surfed exceptionally well all day to win the Girls division. Ellie revelled in the clean 3ft waves scoring highly with a surfing style that is both smooth and powerful. 

More of the day's highlights, here.

 

Comments


Related


  • Rip Curl Gromsearch Crowns South Australian Champions

    Australia's top juniors battle it out in challenging conditions. 

    more »
  • Seaford Boardriders Club Win The Boardriders Battle

    Seaford Boardriders Club have opened Australia's biggest ever professional Boardriding Club...

    more »
  • Wednesday Wallpaper: Kerby Brown

    Running wild in the deep south.

    more »
  • Teale Vanner Unchained

    Hunting barrels in the deep south.

    more »
  • Not Kirra

    Yes, Kirra has been pumping, but here's something for the goofy footers.

    more »

» THE WIRE

  • Sally Squares Up With The Box

    A trip with Tom Innes.
  • One of the Biggest Great Whites Ever Tagged off the Coast of WA

    At 5.04 metres, Jaws lives!
  • Alana and Sally Sign Personal Endorsement Deals

    Helloooo Samsung and Ripcurl.
  • Kelly Slater On The Project

    Kelly Slater talks competing, quiting and motivation on Australia's talk show "The Project". Skip to the 35-minute mark.
  • Shark Attack in NSW

    A woman died in Tathra this morning when she was attacked by a shark during her daily swim.
  • Diver Remains Found in WA With Shark Bites

    Alarms were raised Saturday afternoon when a man went missing off the coast of Mandurah. His remains were found last night with visible shark bites.
  • Quiksilver's CEO weighs in on Slater's departure

    Explains the impact of Slater's exit on Quik's marketing plans.
  • Fatal Shark Attack in South Africa

    The ninth attack in seven years at Port St Johns kills a 72-year-old Austrian tourist.