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Quinn tops 'world-class' final

23rd November 2020 The Gisborne Herald

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Photo: Open Men's Winner - Jay Quinn

A world-class final” was how one Facebook fan described the men's final of Gisborne Boardriders Club's shortboard circuit contest at Makorori on Saturday.

Former world age group champion Jay Quinn (pictured) won a high-quality final, posting 12.93 out of 20 for his two best waves.

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He headed off Finn Vette (11.6), Ricardo Christie (11.17) and Quinn's older brother Maz.

Christie and the Quinn boys have won multiple New Zealand open titles between them.

All three have competed professionally, with Maz and Christie making it to the top echelon of world surfing.

The women's title at the Boardriders contest was won by Vette's sister Saffi, ahead of Stella Smith, Asia Braithwaite and another Quinn sibling, Holly.

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Finn Vette was named best junior (under-20) surfer.

The contest attracted some of the biggest names in Gisborne surfing and fans on the beach enjoyed some brilliant performances throughout the day.

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