Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles
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    UPDATED: 28/05/17
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Women’s and Longboard Champions Crowned at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

Women’s and Longboard Champions Crowned at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

Women’s and Longboard Champions Crowned at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

Bells Beach, VIC/AUS (Sunday 22nd May, 2016): Summer Simon (Port Kembla, NSW) has taken out her second consecutive Open Women’s title and Tom Avery (Lismore, NSW) has taken the inaugural Longboard division at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles today at Bells Beach.   The 14 year old, took out the Open Women’s final with a heat total of 11.33 points over Leilani Smith (Kincumber, NSW) who amassed a total of 8.50 points.   “I feel super stoked. I was just happy to be out there at Bells with all of the girls, winning was just a bonus,” said Simon.   “All of the culture and the history of the event and the area makes this event so special. I’m looking forward to coming back next year and having even more girls compete!”   Placing in third and fourth were Jasmin McCroquodale (Bateau Bay, NSW) and Jalaan Slabb (Fingal Head, NSW).   The Inaugural Longboard Division saw Tom Avery take out the win in the small conditions.   “I’m really happy to win the Longboard division down here on the land of the Bunjil. It has been a long few days with a lot of heats!”   “Everyone here is connected by the salt water,” continued Avery.  “It provides health and healing and allows us all to come together to have a good time.”   Placing in second was Robbie Page (Kempsy, NSW) with Rhys Collins (Red Hill South, VIC) and Ash Zunker (Bargara, QLD) in third and fourth respectively.   The HeadSox Expression Session winners were also awarded with Best Move going to former event champion Otis Carey (Coffs Harbour, NSW) and Best Moment going to Bohdi Simon (Port Kembla, NSW) who surfed Bells Beach for the first time at the age of Nine years old.   Full results can be followed online at http://indigenous.polarproductions.com.au/   The event is held from May 20th – 22nd at Bells Beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast.   The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles is presented by HeadSox, VicHealth, Play it Safe by the Water, The Victorian Government and supported by Surfing Australia, Surfing Victoria, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, NITV, Telstra, Coastalwatch Plus, ESA, Farm Foods and the Hurley High Performance Center.   Open Women’s Final 1st Summer Simon, 11.33 points 2nd Leilani Smith, 8.50 points 3rd Jasmine McCroquodale, 6.56 points 4th Jalaan Slabb, 1.80 points   Longboard Final 1st Tom Avery, 13.50 points 2nd Robbie Page, 10.00 points 3rd Rhys Collins, 6.73 points 4th Ash Zunker, 4.70 points