Post Code Challenge 2016
Unfortunately the 2016 Post Code Challenge has been Postponed. Sorry for any inconvenience to the surfers who had committed to the event. 2017 will see a new format for the event, stay tuned for more information. Great news is, the Trip for 2 to Lakey Peak in Sumbawa will now be the Lucky Door Prize at the World Surfaris Surf Travel Night in October at Primitive Surf.
POST CODE CHALLENGE 2016
11th of September is the date for this years Post Code Challenge that will be held on the Sunshine Coast. As always we will have divisions for Open Mens and Ladies (all ages), Juniors, Masters over 35’s, 45 and 55’s with OVER $8,000 in prizes to be won.
Entries are $55 and are now open with the cut off date for entries on the 7th of September. All entry fees are required before the cut off date. Please download entry form and send back to us with proof of your identity and address on firstname.lastname@example.org or alternately bring it into store.
Last years Opens winner scored himself a trip to Samoa for taking out the title. I wonder who the best surfer in Brisbane will be in 2016??
All details of prizes, contest information including location and contest draw will be made available on our website, enews and social media platforms closer to the date of the event.
BRETT EDWARDS GOES BACK TO BACK…
The swell was always going to be ok but the wind forecast had us a little bit on edge. As usual everyone was worried about it….especially me. Then the day before it looked like the system had moved away and the winds could be lighter than expected, and then on the way up I checked the wind and yes it was 12 Knots from the South and that made for an awesome sight when we got to end of the track to the beach. Both the Rutter boys were already in their wetsuits and frothing…”waves look good Reesy!”. Yeah, game on.
Round 1 of the Opens was on in good 3-4 foot glassy waves and the scores were going big with the Endenburg brothers, Wadey, Hugo, Mitch Lau, Kiel, Marshy, Nathan Cronan and Robb Dodd all ripping and throwing down great scores including 8’s and 9’s. After the Quarters we were left with top 8 which had Brett Edwards, Marshy, Doddy and Kiel Weinert in Semi 1 and Mitch, Hugo, Pete Bramley and Nathan in Semi #2. Doddy was on a tear and won the first one with Brett having a bit of a stumble but just making it through to the final. Nathan and Hugo were on fire in semi 2 and made into another final each, many they have now surfed together. Half way through the final Hugo was still to get a wave, then 2014 winner Brett Edwards paddled into an amazing looking left down the beach, he drove off the bottom and did a turn the CT would be proud of…backed it up with 2 more turns and the crowd first went silent and the went mad…..2 judges said 10 and the other 9.8. Definitely one of the best waves I have seen in PCC history and with a solid backup it was all over. Hugo got a really good one at the end to jump into 2nd with Doddy 3rd and Nathan 4th. So after winning a trip to Samoa last year now Brett is off to Tupira resort in PNG care of World Surfaris. Massive thanks to Shaun, Jon and the crew at World Surfaris for the continued support…the surfers love the prize and the surfing standard each year steps up when it’s on the line. Hugo receives a custom Primitive Surfboard from myself.
Cribb Island Boardriders President Peter Stone was on fire all day and went away with a win in both the Over 35’s and Over 45’s. Both finals were close with Ben Arnell and Paul Cook really close behind in the 45’s and Peter McPherson nearly tied in the 35’s. Gregg Mathews ended up 3rd in the over 35’s after also surfing well in the opens and also holding the wipeout award for a period of the day. A 7S surfboard from Global Surf Industries was a part of the prizes cleaned up by Stoney this year. In the Over 55’s Mick Spencer went to town and we all know now why his nickname is “speedy”. Fast surfing and linking turns gave him nod over Tim Butcher with Peter Vos in 3rd place. Vossy did this with only one wave to his name as he was caught inside for the rest of the heat and needed a taxi back from Coolum after the heat. Vossy also ended up with wipeout award (beautiful backwards over the falls crowd pleaser) after Cooky held it for a part of the day.
Midge Dixon won the women’s with a nice right hander half way through the heat and leaving Rebecca Schubert in 2nd spot. In the juniors there was a mix of ages in the final ranging from Liam O’Hara at 11years old through to Harry Hemmings at 17. Harry was looking the goods until Nathan Winders got a nice right and did a great top turn that the judges loved and scored the same. Little Windy got the win over Harry with Jack Lowrie 3rd and Liam 4th. Great work guys and girls and massive thanks again to the locals for lending us the beach for the day and the judges for nailing a huge day for everyone. See you all next year and get training…. Reesy and the Primo crew.