Wild Women on Water 2018


Wild Women on Water 2018

We had cracking conditions yesterday morning for the 9th annual Wild Women on Water. There was a delay in starting due to low lying fog but once it lifted we were in for a treat with beautiful clean waves and some decent sized sets that the short boarders relished in as they were first to hit the water.

A fantastic turnout with 25 women competing in the short board division, 21 in the Open Longboard, 15 women in O/35s and two heats of Under 18 Longboarders. The sun shone and the waves pumped all morning. We knew a change was on the way and the conditions did decline once the wind swung and strengthened but it didn’t dampen spirits.

A colourful bunch of ladies expressed themselves with amazing style in the Expression Session. We had a Crouching Tiger, Fancy Fairy, Rubber Duck Wave Dancer and Cat Woman to name a few. With a belly full of laughs the finalists paddled out to complete the contest, doing their best in the high tide chop to still find some high scoring rides. A short presentation wrapped it all up for the tired, salty, smiley Wild Women.

Huge thanks to Heidi Aktins, Lissy Doyle, Sam Suendermann, Kim Byrne our Head Judge from Surfing Victoria, all the members of The Surfcoast Longboarders Club who helped with this event and showed up to help on the day (including the blokes, we couldn’t have run this without you).

Thanks to our amazing sponsors who also made this happen and donated funds and prizes on the day: Innerstrength Physiotherapy Grovedale, Be Centered Yoga, RipCurl Torquay, Sequence Osteopathy, Yoke Yoga, Akua Oceanwear, U&I Label, South Coast Surfboards, Patagonia Torquay, Ashtanga Yoga Surf Coast, Calm Sea Creatives, Beacon Ecological and Third Reef Coffee.

Results as follows;

Shortboard Division

1st Sam Suendermann
2nd Janelle Droomer
3rd Boo Laylor
4th Jessi Muir
5th Kim Byrne
6th Elena Bravo Jimenez

U/ 18 Longboard Final

1st Hannah Lace
2nd Katie Rau
3rd Whitney
4th Kayla
5th Anna Thompson
6th Nadia McCristal

Over 35s Longboard Final

1st Heather Peck
2nd Kate Sullivan
3rd Janelle Droomer
4th Heidi Atkins
5th Lissie Doyle
6th Anita Stewart-Toi

Open Longboard Final

1st Sam Suendermann
2nd Megan Kruger
3rd Laura Spencer
4th Emily Brandimarti
5th Madelaine Mejak
6th Anita Stewart-Toi