2017 World Kneeboard Titles Somo, Spain. Photos by The Blue Trip and Surf Mar Cantabrico.
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KNEEBOARD SURF AUSTRALIA 2018 COMP DATES
Remaining Comp Dates
Round 2 is being run by Surfing NSW at BOOMERANG BEACH, NSW on June 13th (Wednesday). This is a 3 star , 1 day event.
Round 3 is on the CENTRAL COAST NSW, on October 13th & 14th. This is a 5 star , 2 day event. (more details to follow)
The 2018 Phillip Island Kneeboard Pro
THE LONG WAIT IS OVER !
Rye kneeboarder, Pete Fairweather has taken out the 34th Annual Phillip Island Kneeboard Pro in testing conditions at Woolamai Beach. Pete becomes the first Victorian to win the prestigious event, and becomes one of only 10 surfers to have taken out the annual event. It was a great event for the Fairweathers, as he was joined by his son Owen, who took out the Cadets.
Competition started on Saturday in great conditions at Woolamai beach. All of the top kneelo's from Australia were in attendance, along with a team from Spain who travelled all the way over specifically for the event. Round 1 went as expected, with all the top seeds progressing through to round 3. Second and third progressed to round 2 and fourth went to B Grade. Standout surfers in round 1 were Albert Munoz, Chayne Simpson, Gavin Colman, Dean Bould, and Pete Fairweather. Continue reading here
THE 2017 WORLD KNEEBOARD TITLES, SOMO, SPAIN.
The 2017 World Kneeboard Titles was held at Somo Beach, Spain, from September 30 to October 8. Somo is a beautiful spot, across the bay from Santander, and near Mundaka and San Sebastian. The surf was a consistent three to six foot for the duration of the contest. 95 competitors from 14 countries competed in the event and some fantastic surfing was on display.
The results are;
OPENS - Michael Novakov - Australia
Pro Juniors - Liam Taurins - Australia
Women's - Karelle Popke - Tahiti
Senior Men's - Ruyman Acosta - Canary Islands
Masters - Ruben Presmanes - Spain
Grand Masters - Gavin Coleman - Australia
Veterans - Paul O'Neill - Australia
Kahunas - Michael Novakov - Australia
Legends - Brad Colwell - USA
Immortals - Bob Gove - USA
Country Tag-Team - Australia
The 2017 World Kneeboard Titles. Report by Steve Artis
Somo, a great little surf town in Northern Spain, was descended upon by a horde of kneeboarding
enthusiasts from fourteen nations, all with good intentions, enjoying the moment, making new friends and
renewing old friendships The opening ceremony set the scene for a week of festivities, a high level of surfing,
siesta's, and nightly gatherings featuring great food, beers, wine and storytelling. The language barrier was no barrier;
'Hola', 'muchas gracias', 'si', and a bit of signing was enough. The surf fluctuated under a tidal influence, with a
daily window of opportunity that allowed for excellent surfing. Whilst the Opens set the bar, the top eight age divisions didn't disappoint. Every nation was represented with a good spread of World title's amongst the competing nations. Report continued here...
The Blue Trip has produced a book and magazine of the 2017 World Kneeboard Titles. To have a look at it and to order it click here
2017 ATOLL TRAVEL KNEEBOARD SURF AUSTRALIA CIRCUIT
Albert takes out title in testing conditions at Port Macquarie.
The 2017 KSA circuit comprised 3 rounds.
Round 1 Phillip Island.
Round 2 Kiama.
Round 3 Port Macquarie.
Phillip Island was held in March at Woolamai Beach, great waves and sunshine was on offer all weekend. A top class field put on a world class display of kneeboard surfing. Four of the best Kneelos in the world battled out the final, Gav Colman, Dean Bould, Karl Ward, and Albert Munoz. In a very close fought final Albert came out on top. This kept the winners of the 33 Island pro's held, to a small group of 9, Tony Jewell took out A Grade, Bob McDonald took out B Grade, Catey Karney Jeffrey took out the Womens, and Noah Bateup took out the Cadets.
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