C2C Scottish Lowland Longboard Championship

The weekend saw sunshine and small contestable waves for the longboard competition at Belhaven! 

What was surprising this year was the standard of both the ladies and gents longboarding with both reaching an exceptionally high standard! The heats of the men proved competitive from the start, with the likes of Max Hook (3rd in the Scottish champs recently) being knocked out in the first round. The semi finals standards upped again with multiple tricks needed and the top two in each semi combining fluent cross stepping and new school tricks and a big element of luck to get through to the final! 

The ladies final was similar with all 5 ladies, combining good wave judgement and a range of tricks that was really entertaining to watch and amongst the best we've seen in Scotland (given the conditions)! Eventual winner Edinburghs Phoebe Strachan combined excellent wave choice and a wide range of tricks to out score Angie Fraser (from Peterheads) fluent cross stepping just....with Dunbar's Diane king coming third only a point behind. 

In the mens final it was a brothers affair with Josh, Tim and Sam (two of the previous winners) reaching the final with Rinaldo Kutterink from Peterhead. After a fine display of great wave judgement and fluent cross stepping Rinaldo he was given the nod, taking the trophy away from Dunbar for the first time since its creation in 2011. In an incredible close finals with less than 2 points seperation 1st from 4th, Josh took 2nd, Tim third and Sam (who had recently finished 2nd at the Scottish champs in Thurso) having to settle for fourth. 

In the Juniors 12&U Dunbars Clover Christopherson gained 1st in a very tight final (seperated only by a point) and Phoebe won the 18&U title to go with her ladies win. 

Thanks to all judges, Alder Sportswear for the prizes, the Scottish Surf Federation for the support and everyone that attended and made it such a fun event! Thanks also to Clive for the photos!

Results 

Mens Longboard
1 Rinaldo Kutterink (Peterhead)
2 Josh Christopherson (Dunbar)
3 Tim Christopherson (Edinburgh)
4 Sam Christopherson (Dunbar)
5 = Jamie Marshall (Dunbar)
5= Adam Rusbridge (Edinburgh)
6= Jamie Glencross (Edinburgh)
6= Angus MacDonald (Edinburgh)
7= Russell Henderson (Glasgow)
7= Jake Kennedy (Edinburgh)
7= Graham Ferris (Edinburgh)
7= Max Hook (North Berwick)
7= Ross Laird (Edinburgh)

Ladies Longboard
1 Phoebe Strachan (Edinburgh)
2 Angie Fraser (Peterhead)
3 Diane King (Dunbar)
4 Sarah Morrison (Glasgow)
5 Anna BadenHorst (Edinburgh)

U18 Longboard
1 Phoebe Strachan (Edinburgh)
2 Oisin Strachan (Dunbar)
3 Jake Kennedy (Dunbar)

U12 Longboard
1 Clover Christopherson (Dunbar)
2 Cameron Thomson (Longniddry)

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