Paul Scholten and Emma Webb win the 2015 Australian Longboard Titles

August 14, 2015 | Surfing
Paul Scholten: from wildcard to winner | Photo: Smith/ASF

Paul Scholten and Emma Webb have taken out the 2015 Australian Longboard Titles, at Arrawarra Headland, in Coffs Harbour.

The local star collected a total of 16.50 points to defeat Ruben Roxburgh, Jack Entwistle, and Dane Pioli in the decisive Men's final. Scholten was awarded a wildcard into the event, and he couldn't believe he had just won the event.

"To come in with all the other fellow finalists and hear that you've won is an unreal feeling. To be honest I didn't know I could get into this event, so to take it out in front of the local community feels like I'm giving something back. There were so many good surfers in this event, so to get the title over them feels amazing," expressed Paul Scholten.

On the women's side, Emma Webb won her second Australian Longboard Title. The Victorian wave rider used her powerful turns to secure a 14.75 heat total and defeat Lara Murphy, Kathryn Hughes, and Lily Ellis.

"This one is more of a relief than last year. Last year, I had zero expectations, but this year I felt like I wanted it a lot more," added Webb.

"I actually thought I'd come fourth as I couldn't hear where I was sitting. Victoria has a very tight longboard community and without them, it would be really tough for me to come back year after year, so a big thanks has to go out to them."

2015 Australian Longboard Titles | Open Finals

1. Paul Scholten
2. Ruben Roxburgh
3. Jack Entwisle
4. Dane Pioli

1. Emma Webb
2. Lara Murphy
3. Kathryn Hughes
4. Lily Ellis