What a great day last Saturday at the Ohana Classic. Thanks to Ohana and all the organisers and sponsors for another great event. There were heaps of givaways from Boost Mobile and of course Ohana Ocean Athletics. For more specials click on their names and check out their website.
After a tumultuous few years with bad weather and big swell the Classic was on with huge anticipation for the all age cameron which was taken out by Elouera - a bit like every other event.
above is Carmelo Pesce Sutherland Mayor and John Shimooka ex top 20 surfer from Boost Mobile
Elouera smashed the day with 638 points - talk about a home ground advantage, followed by Wanda with 412 points this must have helped with the home ground advantage to be neighbours and Cronulla were on 284 points - cheers to the bate bay clubs.
The day started with a cracking clear sunrise with a 3-4 foot swell which was closing out on the outer bank. As the tide started pushing up the swell rose to 5 foot and the water events were suspended. Stormboy Richardson (event organiser and MD of Ohana) had his heart in his mouth for nearly an hour thinking oh no here we go again with another cancelled contest. But the swell eased at high tide and they ran the all age cameron event with some very exciting board paddling and swimming in the 4foot waves. Elouera capitalised on snagging a few waves to win the event and take home the cash.
If you have time pop down to Cronulla Mall on Saturday the 6th February and check out the balsa board wall and come and buy a raffle ticket to support the Elouera nippers. Just 5 bucks gives you a chance of either winning the first prize of a new Mazda or second prize a custom built balsawood board.