Menu

Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Matt Wilkinson is sitting in 19th spot on the Championship Tour as he heads to Western Australia. Photo: Sloane/WSL

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against Mick Fanning and Pat Gudauskas, finishing in equal ninth place.

He is currently in 19th place on the Championship Tour ratings after the first two events. Wilkinson will be in the first heat of round one of the Margaret River Pro up against Connor Coffin from the USA and Michael February from South Africa.

Three time WSL Champion Mick Fanning celebrated the last Championship Tour event of his competitive career with a runner-up finish to Italo Ferreira.

The four times Bells winner said goodbye to elite competition after 17 years on tour and 22 CT victories.

Stephanie Gilmore won the women’s over Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb. 

Longboarders

The Lennox Longboarders held their first club round for the year at Lennox Main in pristine conditions. 

Firsts – Alex Glassington,  Ben O’Dwyer, Callum Gover.

Seconds – James Foster,  Greg Gover,  Terry Kay. 

Thirds – Nathan Mackenzie, Peter Regan, Bob Mills. 

Fourths – Grant Ryan, Jim Baker, Tom Silver. 

Fifths – Peter Briggs, Veronica Silver,  Nick Mitchell. 

Sixths – Liam Byrne, Mal Lewis, Andrew Thomas.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsor Vast Ballina and Falls Festival