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Ella Champion sets up at the Lennox Longboarders competition last weekend. Photo @byronsurfphotos

The Lennox Longboarders had their first round of the year under new president, Rob Rye, and had offshore winds and one-metre waves for the 36 surfers who competed at Lennox Main Beach. 

There was some outstanding long boarding skills displayed from young Tasman Cahill in his heat, and new member, Mia Francis, also showed some quality logging moves.

Results:

Firsts: Arron Smith, Jackson Cochrane, Will Petrie, Darin Nobbs, Brendan Cahill, Eleanor Robertson. Seconds: Mia Francis, Martin Fox, Jemma Osborne, Tasman Cahill, Andrew Smith, Tobias Champion (first round only). Thirds: Jake Ryan, Craig Leete, James Foster, Greg Gover, Andrew Thomas, Terry Kay. Fourths: Gary Alford, Rob Rye, Gary Cawley, Ella Champion, Celine Walsh, Jim Baker (first round only). Fifths: Veronica Silver, Tim Champion, Brodie Fox, Tomini (first round only), Toby Ryan (first round only), Adele Purbrick (first round only). Sixths: Emily Simmonds, Fiona Duncan, Grant Ryan, Liz Petterson (first round only), Kate Ashdown (first round only).  

Cancelled

The Board Meeting Charity event scheduled to run over the weekend at Lennox Head was cancelled due to the COVID-19 regulations. 


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