Sending fins flying - Gisborne Champs 2022
23rd November 2022 Club News Dylan McNeely
On Saturday the 19th of November New Zealand's best surfers waxed their surfboards and headed to the sunny city of Gisborne for the Gisborne Surf Champs.
People as far as Christchurch and Taranaki made the trip for an absolute stunner of a day. Up for grabs for the open mens and woman's was a whopping $2,000 prize money.
Carving into the soft face for the reform - Imagery by Derek Fryer
Conditions were as good as it gets for this time of year, small but clean, meaning surfers had to keep their eyes peeled as the waves rolled in for the bigger sneaky sets.
- Maz Quinn representing Gisborne
- Elin Tawharu representing Mount Maunganui
Tawharu the open woman's champ said it was a really fun competition. “not as big as a normal competition heat-wise but really good”.
Smashing the lip - Imagery by Derek Fryer
The competition gave the opportunity for our younger surfers to have their chance to compete against some of the best in New Zealand.
- Tao Mouldely representing Mount Maunganui
- Skylar McFetridge representing Taranaki
Both Tao and Skylar demonstrated excellent surfing on the day which ultimately led to them taking home their share of their own winnings.
Check out the live stream of the event below.
Here are the final results below.
1st - Maz Quinn
2nd - Jay Quinn
3rd - Jack Hinton
4th - Caleb Cutmore
1st - Elin Tawharu
2nd - Ariana Shewry
3rd - Poppy Entwisle
4th - Leia Millar
5th - Billie Scott
1st - Skylar Mcfetridge
2nd - Leia Millar
3rd - Poppy Entwisle
4th - Bonnie Lynch
1st - Tao Mouldely
2nd - Tyler Stenzel
3rd - Will Hardie
4th - Tai Murphy
1st - Ben Hutchings
2nd - John Gisby
3rd - Mike Yukich
4th - Graham Breckell
5th - Ross Moodie
U12 Boys – Archie Alder
U14 Boys – Shea Ferguson
U16 Boys – Max Phillips
Junior Girls – Lucy McDiarmid
Over 50s – Malcolm McGregor
Over 60s – John Gisby
Open Men’s - Maz Quinn
Open Woman's - Elin Tawharu
Most Improved Surfer - Archie Alder
Club person of the year: Megan Costello (Women's Rep)