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IN PHOTOS: thrills and spills as Coast hosts surfboat titles

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IN PHOTOS: thrills and spills as Coast hosts surfboat titles

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IN PHOTOS: all the thrills and spills as State's best surfboat crews do battle at Dicky Beach

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Queensland’s best crews were in the thick of the action as Dicky Beach turned on a spectacular surf carnival over the weekend.

The club hosted the BP Wessel Petroleum ASRLQ Championships, which attracted 85 surfboat crews from throughout the state.

They raced in male and female divisions ranging from U19 to U23, reserve, open and masters.

Leading the charge for the Sunshine Coast were entrants from Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, Dicky Beach, Coolum, Noosa and Mooloolaba.

Coolum won the hotly contested open men’s division ahead of Currumbin, while Maroochydore and Mooloolaba finished second and third behind Currumbin in the open women’s final.


Currumbin crews were in awesome form, recording a string of impressive results, while Mermaid Beach and Burleigh also enjoyed some success.

Conditions were windy and choppy, with waves up to a metre.

The event was warmly welcomed after a series of cancellations this year due to wild weather.

It was the last chance for crews to to test their skills and fitness before the Australian Championships at the Gold Coast in early April.

Scroll down for full results and more photos

Coolum, swept by David Tomba, surges to the finish line. Picture: Simon Usher

Kurrawa collides with Dicky Beach at the start of an U23 women’s surfboat race. Picture: Simon Usher


The Sweep of Marcoola stains on his oar at the finish of a race.

The starter pulls the trigger to launch crews into action.

A crew from Alexandra Headland shows its form.

North Burleigh strikes trouble in the Dicky Beach shorebreak. Picture: Simon Usher

Maroochydore and Currumbin rowers congratulate each other after a tightly contested U23 final.

The Dicky Beach Tooshies U23 women’s crew celebrate their gold medal effort.

Sweep Michael Brookes steers the Maroochydore Force crew home.


The Alexandra Headland U19 men’s crew, swept by Steve Davies, savour victory, flanked by Mooloolaba (second) and Currumbin (3rd).

A Maroochydore rower checks the conditions.

The Dicky Beach Drifters power to sea in the U19 women’s division.

A Currumbin crew enjoys a great day at the Dicky Beach carnival.

Full results from the BP Wessel Petroleum ASRLQ Championships

Open men

  1. Coolum Beach Primes
  2. Currumbin Krakens
  3. Currumbin Harbingers

 


Open women

  1. Currumbin Concords
  2. Maroochydore Chums
  3. Mooloolaba Mavericks

Reserve men

  1. Currumbin Wolfings
  2. Maroochydore Force
  3. Burleigh Butterflies

Reserve women

  1. Alexandra headland ABA Wedgies
  2. Mermaid Beach Mischief
  3. Currumbin Savages

Under 23 women:

  1. Dicky Beach Tooshies
  2. Currumbin Cannons
  3. Currumbin Cowgirls

Under 23 men:

  1. Currumbin Wolfings
  2. Maroochydore Force
  3. Alexandra Headland H&H Air Conditioning

Under 19 women:

  1. Alexandra Headland ABA Wedgies
  2. Noosa Heads Tweeties
  3. Dicky Beach Drifters

 


Under 19 men:

  1. Alexandra Headland Makos
  2. Mooloolaba Dusty’s
  3. Currumbin Berserkers

Masters (160-180 combined years)

  1. Burleigh Heads
  2. Maroochydore Force
  3. Mooloolaba Gilmours

Masters (200 years – average age 50)

  1. Tallebudgera Cab Savs
  2. Dicky Beach Flashbacks
  3. Dicky Beach Prime Beef

Masters (240-260 – average age 60-65)

  1. Alexandra Headland Brass Monkeys
  2. Maroochydore Old Boys
  3. Noosa Heads Condors

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