Lancelin Ocean Classic Wrap Up

The sun was out, the wind was blowing, the swell was pumping…

Three great signs combined to answer the one question on everyone’s mind- it was a great day for kitesurfing in the waves at the 2017 Lancelin Ocean Classic.

With 50+ kites lined up the beach and a whole heap of keen competitors, heats kicked off at 12pm with knock-out rounds and the all important final lasting til 6pm. Like always in Australia, the Lancelin Wave Competition showcased some great talent locally homegrown and from across the country.

The Ledge to Lancelin ocean race also deserves a mention with hundreds of windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle entrants littering the sky and ocean stretch in an array of rainbow. A fast and exciting race is a thrill to watch whether it was live at the scene or from the beach. The finish line had some thrills and spills but Alty Frisby took out the race on his hyrdofoil!

Definitely an event like no other, where lovers of the wind and water combine forces to create a weekend of sweet ocean Stoke, and an obvious contender for next years calendar: the Lancelin Ocean Classic. You’d be crazy not to give it a go!
Words Peri RobertsPics Ollie Jacobs

 

Dale Stanton won the Ian Young award - Best Overall Performance in waves & marathon. And he has many leather bound books...

Dale Stanton won the Ian Young award – Best Overall Performance in waves & marathon. And he has many leather bound books…

 

Alty Frisbie won the marathon race on his hyrdo foil

Alty Frisby won the marathon race on his hyrdo foil

 

Freedom writer Peri Roberts came 2nd in the womens opens

Freedom writer Peri Roberts came 2nd in the womens opens and was the 5th gal in the marathon well done!

 

Alty Frisby

Alty Frisby beat the windsurfers but hit some hard core weed and went down hard several times – Pic Sean Carew

 

Theresa McKirdy first place for the gals

Theresa McKirdy first place for the gals

 

Jake Gordon coming 3rd in mens was ripping!

Jake Gordon coming 3rd in mens was ripping!

 

Dale Stanton is a nice fellow

Dale Stanton is a nice fellow

 

Charlie Wise came runner up juniors

Charlie Wise came runner up juniors

 

Bottom turning into pole position Richards Sils took out 1st place in the waves

Bottom turning into pole position Richards Sils took out 1st place in the waves

 

Ryland Blakeney chopped into 2nd place

Ryland Blakeney chopped into 2nd place

 

Billie the kid Hampton took out the juniors

Billie the kid Hampton took out the juniors

 

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Peri Roberts

Peri Roberts smackin ze lip

 

Ollie Jacobs - P1380681

 

Jake Gordon

Jake Gordon mid air reverse

 

James Carew was ripping! We got some wicked shots of this fella ;)--- buy the next mag to see ;)

James Carew was ripping! We got some wicked shots of this fella ;)— buy the next mag to see 😉

 

More pics coming soon!

Kitesurfing Wave Event WINNERS!

Open
1st – Richard Sils
2nd – Ryland Blakeney
3rd – Jake Gordon

Junior
1st – Billy Hampton
Runner up – Charlie Wise

Female
1st – Theresa McKirdy
Runner up – Peri Roberts

Amateur “up and comer”
1st – Lester Smith
Runner up – Ben Swart

International
1st – Luca De Prato
Runner up – Benjamin Negraz

Masters
1st – Jason Marshall
Runner up – Andre Cater

Best Move
James Carew

Best Wipeout
Cooper Bates