Dave Winchester wins the Rheopaipo Vico Pro

The Rheopaipo Vico Pro was held yesterday (Sat) in small hip high waves at 13th Beach Victoria.

It was a great day and Winny was too strong for the Qld trio of Corey McLean, Joe Clark and Michael Novy

It was a hard core crew that turned up at 13th Beach on a 4 degree morning for the 3rd round of the Rebel Sport Pro Tour, The Rheopaipo Pro presened by Shed 9 and Club 4Play.

It was a case of \"You should have been here yesterday" as the swell dribbled in at 1-2 feet but that didn\'t dampen the enthusiasm of the 32 riders in the Pro draw.

Young Tassie charger Charles Ward showed that he can mix it with the best with the best performance of R1.

The top 8 seeds hit the water for R2 and the Queenslanders were determined to perform in the cold water after traveling from the other end of the country for the event.

Nathan Branch and Mitch Woodland were standouts that fell one place short of the final and Clinton Kettelwell enjoyed a welcome return to the competition arena notching up an =7th.

Along with the Rheo Pro the Victorian State titles were contested and some real talent is emerging from the Southern State for this years Nationals.

OPEN MEN

Adam Morrison 1
Matt Van Seers 5
Clinton Kettlewell 3
Adam Anderson 2
Josh Speechley 4

SENIOR MENS CHAMPION

Clinton Kettlewell Warranword

DROP KNEE CHAMPION

Eddie Wearne Rye

CADETS FINAL

Jeff Dimech 1
Vaughan Hoekman 2
Ben MacKenzie 4
Mason Cummings Rye 3
Martin Newton Portsea 5

JUNIORS FINAL

Joe Lewis Portland 2
Jake Vandekolk 3
Seth Hoekman 4
Mitch Parker 1


SOURCE: IBA Australasia