Lennox Head locals Mikey McDonagh and Craig Parry were finalists at the 2018 Australian Surfing Awards held on the Gold Coast last week.
McDonagh was a finalist in the Male Rising Star award and Parry was a finalist in the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year category.
McDonagh was also the best of our locals at the WSL QS1000 Vissla Central Coast Pro held at Avoca Beach. He finished in equal 17th with Byron Bay’s Kyuss King and Lennox Head’s Zac Condon finishing equal 33rd.
The All Girls Surfriders club held their first competition round for 2018 at Lennox Beach and president Jane Collins said there was a great turnout to kick off the club’s 27th year.
‘We have had a substantial rise in numbers this year with noticeable increases in our senior beginner, junior beginner and junior intermediate divisions.
‘We are also running a social division this year called Soul Surfers. This division swaps boards each club round, giving the surfers the opportunity to have some fun surfing with different equipment.
‘It was really great to see everyone surfing confidently, judging and supporting one another throughout the day. We are looking forward to our next contest which will be held on Sunday March 25. Jane said.
Junior Beginner: Keke Brain
Junior Intermediate: Poppy Hand
Senior Beginner: Jenna Harper
Senior Intermediate: Sylvie Hoarau
Longboards: Maz Pentecost
Soul Surfers: Marika Iilc