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Surfers flock to Lennox Head for classic longboarding contest

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Lennox Longboard Classic Open nine-foot finalists with winner Scott Channon (second from left). Photo supplied.
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Crystal Cylinders

Great longboarding was on show over the weekend during the MP 20th Lennox Longboard Classic 2017 held at Lennox Head main beach in small and nicely peeling waves.

Standout longboarding came from Ambre Damestoy, visiting from France, who went on to win the ladies’ division.

Lennox Head’s Scott Channon followed up his success at the Byron Malibu Classic with a win in the Open nine-footers.

Myles Doughman (Coorabell) showed all the traditional longboarding moves, winning both the Loggers and Noseriding awards.

Three new longboards went to the winners of special competitor draws over the contest.


The Lennox Hotel 9ft Open: Scott Channon, Dan Croskery, Peter Wickham,   Rob Rye.

Inner Beauty Lennox Ladies: Ambre Damestoy, Lana Parkes, Eleanor Robertson,   Lee Middleton, highest placed Over-50s Lady–Liz Petterson.

Lennox Gelato & Coffee, Old Mal/Loggers: Myles Doughman, Chris Cain, Lindsay Small, Tim Leete.

Herron Todd White, Over-40s: Nigel Canterbury, Mike Pimm, Gary Burden, Ivan ‘Johnny’ Ripic.

Lennox Surf, Stomp Wax, Over-50s: Simon Gates,  Wayne Gurney, John Eddy,  Mick Gett.

Mobile Plumbing Services Lennox, Over-60s: Mike Pimm, Denis Carberry, Ben Hutchings, Terry Kay.

Rip Curl Ballina, Over-65s: Denis Lowe, Jim Baker, Neville Smith, Peter Dutton.

Triple X Mystery Final: Craig Jones, Craig Leete,  Grant Ryan, Peter Briggs,  Damien Anderson.

Best Noseriding Award: Myles Doughman.

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Byron Bay’s Kyuss King made the top four at the 2017 Quiksilver Young Guns event held on the island of Sumatra.

The event started off with video submissions from thousands of junior surfers from all over the world.

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