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June 30, 2022

Silver medal for ‘Mono’ in Hawaii

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‘Mono’ working his way to the podium in Hawaii before moving on to England. Photo Courtesy of AccesSurf

Crystal Cylinders

Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart has been super busy travelling the world and competing on the ever-growing Adaptive Surfing circuit. 

Stewart recently won a silver medal in the Kneel division at the 2019 Hawai’i Adaptive Surfing Championships held over late June.

Top adaptive surfers from around the world competed in the event. AccesSurf launched the event in 2007 as the first-ever international adaptive surfing competition and the number of events featuring adaptive surfers is expanding every year.  

Lennox longboarders

The Lennox Longboarders held their deferred June club round last Sunday at Lennox Main Beach where twenty members hit the water.

A one-metre-plus swell met the crew.

Winning this round for the club was Tom Steele in a tight tussle with Aaron Smith.

Standouts for the ladies were Jane Birch and Emily Simmonds, who competed in the First’s final.


Firsts: Tom Steele, Aaron Smith, Emily Simmonds, Jane Birch, Terry Kay.

Seconds: Rob Rye, Fiona Duncan, Meg Smith, Jake Ryan.

Thirds:  Andrew Smith, Tom O’Dwyer, Eleanor Robertson, Nick Mitchell.

Fourths: Gary Alford, Andrew Thomas, Damien Anderson, Marcela Dias.

Fifths: Dan Naughton, Simon Eastburn

Surfing only round one: Jessica Cohen, Luke Barriskill, Veronica Silver.

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