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Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

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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. 


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.

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