15.08.17, 5:21pm – I took this last week at the end of a run of days with warm temperatures that reached into the teens. On the day I took this, It was already 10 degrees by 7am in the morning, which for Dunedin in August is pretty pleasant.
The annual Boardmasters Festival finished recently in Cornwall, England. Held over four days through August, the event is a combination of live music, surfing and skateboarding competitions in and around the town of Newquay on the Cornish coast.
The Quiksilver Men’s Open was won by Austalian Lliam Mortensen while to New Zealand’s Ella Williams took out the Roxy Women’s Open for 2017
Video courtesy of the World Surfing League
Highlights: QS World Surfing League
Whangamata surfer Ella Williams has won the Roxy Pro QS1000 at the Boardmasters in England. The current New Zealand Women’s Champion won the title over the Australian pair of Mikaela Greene and Claire Bevilacqua while Argentinan Josefina Ane was fourth. Ella Williams is competing in the World Surf League qualifying tour where she has placed consistently in the Top 30.
Elliot Paerata-Reid of Piha has finished fifth at the Hello Pacitan Pro (QS1000) held in Java last week. Elliot made it through the quarter finals before being beaten by eventual winner Rio Waida from Indonesia. In their quarter final Paerata-Reid’s s two best waves recorded him a score of 4.65 while Waida finished with a total of 13.50.