Old School Surfing: old, but always new

The sight at First Point Noosa this morning could have been a scene from a 1960’s surf movie as competitors in the Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing dusted off their Old Mals to compete in the Surfing World Old Mal division.

As First Point continued to produce excellent conditions on the third straight day of competition, surfers performed classic old school maneuvers in the appropriate smooth style, on boards over 9-foot in length and over 30 years in age.

2008 Old Mal winner Isaac Fields (Evans Head, NSW) put on a show in the opening heat, his critical noseriding high in the pocket earning him a 7.00 and a 7.75 (out of ten).

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Owen Wright: 'a surf camp with my name on it... nice, hein?'

Fresh from winning the Boost Mobile SurfSho, world tour highflyer Owen Wright (Lennox Heads, NSW) is set to inspire the next generation of surfers these school holidays.

Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre (HPC) is excited to announce a once in a lifetime opportunity for young surfers to meet and hang out with surfing ace Wright these April School Holidays.

Owen Wright, a 20-year old from Lennox Head (NSW) has competed against some of the biggest names in surfing and proven that he has the skills to compete and win against the best surfers in the world.

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Brad Ettinger: the bottom turner

Hawaii’s Sunny Garcia provided most of the spectator excitement on the opening day of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six-star Prime rated Drug Aware Pro presented by Rusty at Margaret River today.

The 2000 ASP world champion was called an interference mid-way through his opening round heat following a wave altercation with Canary Island surfer Jonathon Gonzales.

The interference call resulted in Garcia being penalised with a deduction of half of his points on his second scoring ride and saw him slip from 2nd to 4th mid-way through the heat.

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