DAVE Reardon Smith took out the top prize in the 25th annual Yaroomba Classic last weekend.
The Yaroomba surfer won the open title from last year's winner Trevor Tripcony.
Tripcony gained some consolation with a win over Scott Mitchell in the senior men's division.
The Classic, organised by Coolum Boardriders, ran at Coolum on Saturday to allow for a strong southerly wind.
The surf, although messy, was contestable and as usual some serious ripping went down.
When Sunday dawned with lighter easterly winds the contest moved back to Yaroomba.
With the surf a punchy two to three feet, the surfers attacked the waves with gusto.
Conditions improved all day with the sun coming out and the surf actually getting cleaner as the contest went on.
Jake "Eight-pack" Vincent took out the junior men's title from Kirra Green in an action-packed final.
The Vincent family also took home the junior girls title, with Jaleesa Vincent winning, after inspired surfing all weekend.
The grommet final came down to a count back, with Connor Lyons just edging out Roarke Alberts. In the 16 and under boys division, Kirra Green emerged the victor, with Taj Conaghan second.
Tara Hellar showed maturity and great surf skills to take out the open women's division from Jaleesa Vincent.
The heavily contested masters' division came down to the wire, with Dean Parkinson taking it out over Paddy Lynch.
In the over-50s legends division, perennial competitor Peter McNamara won ahead of Mick Grace.
In the Open Men's B, Nick Boyd beat Mitch Adams and took out manoeuvre of the comp, slipping into Yaroomba folklore after accepting and accomplishing the task of catching a wave in his final and sculling a can of beer while surfing a wave - and getting a couple of good turns in as well.
Kara Peterson, who placed in two finals in her first year at the Classic, won the Rookie of The Year.
Boardriders president Daryl Maudsley thanked his members and judges for their hard work and the competitors "for giving the comp such a great vibe all weekend".
He also thanked Yaroomba residents for the use of their beach and sponsors Gas Fins, Banana Wax, Wallys Water Gallery, Hive Swimwear, Leaked Media, The Mudjimba Boardstore, Elite Surf Coaching, The Coolum and North Shore News, Millennium Screenprinting and the Christian Surfers.
Villa Prestige Properties 16/U girls:
1. Jalessa Vincent 2. Phoebe King 3. Kara Peterson 4. Cayle Hemphill.
Alternative Surf, Street and Skate 14/U boys: 1. Connor Lyons 2. Roarke Alberts 3. Davey Wallace 4. Jack Veale
Ram Automotive 16/U boys: 1. Kirra Green 2. Taj Conaghan 3. James Harrison 4. Luke Philp
Red Zoo Women's: 1. Tara Hellar 2. Jaleesa Vincent 3. Kara Peterson 4. Phoebe King.
RAM Automotive Masters: 1. Dean Parkinson 2. Patrick Lynch 3. Greg Reynolds 4. Trevor Metcalf
Zee Wetsuits 18 boys: 1. Jake Vincent 2. Kirra Green 3. Lolox Mardiana 4. Jimi Wallace.
Coastal Modern Living Constructions Senior Mens: 1. Trevor Tripcony 2. Scott Mitchell 3. Dave Reardon Smith 4. Duane Avenell.
Cool Comfort Aircon Legends: 1. Peter McNamarra 2. Mick Grace 3. Trevor Metcalf 4. Rob Fleming 5. S Barton.
Coolum Surf Open Men: 1. Dave Reardon Smith 2. Trevor Tripcony 3. Matt Williams 4. Tom Ferguson.
Coolum Boardriders open mens B: 1. Nick Boyd 2. Mitch Adams3. Chris McWilliams 4. Matt Hill.
Free Time Surf Best Tube: Connor Lyons
Free Time Surf Best Wipeout: Matt Williams, Tye Conaghan
Free Time Surf Best Air: Jake Vincent
Free Time Surf Maneuver: Nick Boyd
Mt Coolum IGA Contest Spirit Awards: Peter McNamara, Mick Grace, Craig Masters, Erika Henderson
Coolum Hotel Emerging Grommett Award: Zane Assink
Coolum Hotel Emerging Junior girl Award: Kara Peterson
Coolum Hotel Emerging Junior: Jackson Lynch
Coolum Hotel Emerging Cadet: James Harrison
47th Battalion Rod Marshall Perpetual Rookie of the Contest Award: Kara Peterson
Crumbed Sausage awards: Jaleesa, Kara Zane and Jacki
Paparazzi Award: Hayley Green.
Alternative Surf Grommet Surfboard: Jack Veale
Coolum Surf School/ Shotgun surfboard: Luke Philp
Freetime Surf Airshow winner: Jake Vincent
Mick Grace Trophy Awards: Col Hartnell, Daryl Maudsley.
In a complex of this size location and position is a must! This unit offers ocean views off the third floor North facing balcony combined with views of...
Immaculately positioned just one street back from the beach, this stunning 2 bedroom apartment is a must see. Marvellous features throughout including stainless...
Stunning unit in the forever in demand resort style 'St.Kitts' complex. Offering a great lifestyle right on the river. This lovely modern North facing unit...
This immaculately presented three bedroomed brick lowset under Colourbond roof is conveniently situated close to Woombye village centre and is without a doubt one...
Ever dreamt of walking out of your backyard, 100 steps down a pathway leading to the idyllic Castaways Beach? Set on a 944m2 North facing block, this stunning...
- Great business or Development opportunity exists - Original family home in central Caloundra Location - Solid property with potential to makeover for business ...
These properties are truly hard to find: a triplex in a central location and within minutes of the Maroochy River and Maroochydore shopping precinct. Located in...
Perfectly positioned in one of Pelican Waters most convenient and desirable locations. Offered to the market is this brand new luxury single level home located on...
Perfectly positioned in one of Pelican Waters most convenient and desirable locations, The Passage. Offered to the market is this brand new luxury waterfront home...
This architecturally designed and constructed by one of the coast finest and distinctive builders, Planet Homes. Positioned on the block which makes the most out...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.