Club crowns cham­pi­ons of 2017

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport -

The Se­cret Har­bour Surf Beach Board­rid­ers cel­e­brated the end of 2017 com­pe­ti­tion with their end of year pre­sen­ta­tions on the week­end and a num­ber of cham­pi­ons were crowned.

Club mem­bers gath­ered at the Se­cret Har­bour Surf Club on Satur­day, with 17-year-old Con­nor Gaiger crowned open club cham­pion af­ter a fine year on the wa­ter.

Con­nor came in first ahead of April McPher­son, Mitchell Go­gan and Shane Drew, while Tiara Wil­liams was crowned cham­pion of the open women with Karis Sim­monds plac­ing sec­ond.

For cadet boys Ryan Har­vey was first ahead of Quinn McColl, Zane Perry and Camp­bell For­rest, while Kelsey Buchanan won the cadet girls ahead of Ella Gib­ney, Kali Grayson and Paige O’Dwyer.

Gaiger also took out top spot in the ju­nior boys ahead of Taine Ge­orge, De­clan Wiersma and Reece Har­ris; Cooper Perry was first in the grom boys with Josh O’Dwyer, Joel Har­vey and Kai Maggs round­ing out the top four while Indigo Macken­zie won the grom girls with Jes­sica Tip­ple was sec­ond.

April also won the ju­nior girls with Oli Mit­ton in sec­ond.

In the over-30s, Andy Miller was vic­to­ri­ous, fin­ish­ing ahead of Dar­ren Lang, Matt Perry and Andy Bales.

In the over-40s mean­while, Cam McColl fin­ished high­est over­all with Craig Maggs in sec­ond, Craig Hop­kins third and Shane Drew fourth. Andrew For­rest won the over-50s with Doug Kitch­ing­man plac­ing sec­ond, Richard Janssen came third and Guy Ben­nett fin­ished fourth.

Frank Gray was crowned the win­ner of the open long­boards ahead of Caleb Gray, Dave Ware and Ja­cob McIvor.

The club also in­ducted its first life­time mem­ber, which went to the clubs long­est and big­gest sup­porter Steve Del Rosso and the team from Clear­wa­ter Surf­boards.

Gary and Kym Buchanan also took out the new best club­men award.

Pic­ture: Guy Ben­nett

Se­cret Har­bour Surf Beach Board­rid­ers vice-pres­i­dent Ian For­rerst, Con­nor Gaiger, 17, and club pres­i­dent Cam McColl.

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