Harley Ingleby: longboard stylist

The 27th edition of the Hyundai Malfunction Surf Festival has wrapped up at Kingscliff today, with champions crowned across sixteen divisions.

In easing 3ft right-hand peelers, the unique, 5-day festival came to a close with competitors showcasing true Aloha spirit on the final day of competition.

Reigning ASP Men’s World Longboard champion Harley Ingleby, 26, (Emerald Beach, NSW) claimed the ASP Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) Men’s title to end Dane Pioli’s (Rainbow Bay, Qld) three-year stranglehold on the division.


Stuart Kennedy: nice move, mate!

Stuart Kennedy (AUS/Lennox Head/NSW) won the biggest event of his emerging career in Tasmania today taking out the prestigious Association of Surfing Professionals 6-Star Rated O’Neill Cold Water Classic.

Twenty-year-old Kennedy is on his first serious year as an ASP World Qualifying Series competitor and the former Australasian Pro Junior Champion of 2008 could not have dreamed of such a win so early in his season.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to win an event like this in waves that have been so good – it won’t sink in for some time but I feel amazing right now” said Kennedy.


Chris Davidson: that is style surfing

In a massive contrast, Tasmania’s wild west coast changed from yesterdays stormy freezing onshore coastline to an idyllic offshore and even cold sunny day with great waves as the quarter finalists were decided at the Association of Surfing Professionals 6-Star rated O’Neill Cold Water Classic.

The biggest upset of the day was the defeat of defending event champion Jordy Smith (Sth Africa) who impressed all by easily winning his early heat but then went down to Marco Giorgi (Uruguay) in his round of 26 heat.

Giorgi joins internationals Roydon Brysen (Sth Africa), Wigolly Dantas (Brazil) , Richard Christie (NZ) and Maxime Huscenot (France) through to the quarter finals.