TassieSUP "Winter" Classic 2020
The Winter Classic kicked off with free surf Friday, Dave & Hamish scored a shed full of empty clean head high pre comp waves at Roaring Beach. Saturday wasn't looking quite so good with not even a ripple at Pirates Bay, so the call was made to move the surfing to the home of SUP/The SUPer Bank/Carlton River as it was looking like the only option for any sort of contestable wave. Entrants were greeted with an ordinary waist high wave, but the as the day went on the and the heats were surfed it grew to a clean chest high wave with rides over 150m in length giving SUPers plenty of opportunity to impress the judges. It was very hard to seperate the scores with some very close surfing and everyone getting plenty of waves with it coming down to the wire with many split decisions deciding the winners.
James Davies took the triple crown taking out the Open, 0/40 & 10' divisions.
Sunday saw Mick Hawes take out the tech race at pirates bay, with the marathon canceled due to adverse conditions.
Big thanks to the beach crew and also Lufra Hotel & Appartments for their hospitality.
SUNDAY 27/09 Flatwater Paddle
Soft Downwinder this Sunday
5 Mile Beach to Dodges Ferry, forecast 20kmh Westerly, start 11.00 at 5 Mile beach rec area, if you need to car shuffle meet at Dodges Ferry School and be ready to leave at 10.30.
Bring a wing if you have one, but too shallow for foils.