2010 Billabong September Storm Surf Classic: thank you, Igor

The point at Lawrencetown Beach was firing on Saturday for the 2010 Billabong September Storm Surf Classic contest courtesy of Hurricane Igor, which sent stellar waves from the South Atlantic to the shores of Nova Scotia.

The Open Pro began the day’s competition before 8 a.m. this morning with the sun rising, the waters warm and a light offshore breeze.

Pete Devries, who made the trip from B.C. to take in some East Coast action, captured first place and a cool $1,500. Last October, the 27-year-old surfer won the O’Neill Cold Water Classic (CWC) in Tofino, British Columbia. The CWC is a 6-Star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event.

Halifax’s Nico Manos took second place and bagged $700. B.C.’s Noah Cohen finished third and collected $200, while Halifax’s Marty King rounded out the top-4 and took home $100.

The following are the results of all divisions:

Open Pro
1. Pete Devries, Tofino, B.C.
2. Nico Manos, Halifax
3. Noah Cohen, Tofino, B.C.
4. Marty King, Halifax

Men’s Amateur
1. Roman Husiuk, Halifax
2. Keegan Day, Halifax
3. Zak Bush, Halifax

Women’s Amateur
1. Leah Oke, Port Renfrew, B.C.
2. Julie Forbes, Halifax
3. Michelle Richards, Cape Breton Island

Boys Under-18
1. Isaac Norman, Halifax
2. Kyle Watson, Halifax
3. Will Bagnell, South Shore, Nova Scotia

Boys Under-16
1. Colin Colson, Halifax
2. Ross Bagnell, South Shore, Nova Scotia