Dimity Stoyle: looking down

The 18th annual All Girls Surf Showdown enjoyed great waves at Lennox Head today.

This is the biggest All Girl event in Australia and the finals day standard highlighted the strength of girls surfing in Australia .

The blue ribbon Southern Cross Credit Union Open Pro division saw a high quality field attack the final and the result went right down to the final two minutes when Sunshine Coast Queensland surfer Dimity Stoyle found the days highest scoring ride posting an outstanding 9.0 score to take a narrow victory over Cabarita’s Airini Mason (NSW).

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Dean Hanmer: brave paddler

Early mornings, countless kilometres and hours of gruelling training paid dividends for Dean Hanmer today, as the Broadbeach bolter proved he’s a cut above his paddleboard peers, winning the 8.5 kilometere Xcel Open Ocean Paddleboard Race from Snapper Rocks to Currumbin Estuary.

Winning the blue ribbon Unlimited Open Men division, in a time of 59 minutes and thirteen seconds, the paddleboard powerhouse smashed his nearest opponents by more than 6 minutes finishing ahead of Bondi Rescue star Corey Oliver (1hr 5min 23sec) and Scott Wildin (Burleigh Heads, Qld – 1hr 8min 2sec) who finished second and third respectively.

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NSL: not to be confused with the National Skydiving League

The best high school surf teams in the country will meet at Upper Trestles, CA this weekend June 12-13 for the National Surf League (NSL) High School Cup Championships.

Using the National Surf League’s innovative “Game” team format, the High School Cup will feature some of the progressive amateur surfing action ever seen, along with all the drama, strategy and spectator excitement the “Game” format is known for.

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