Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Moretti Brothers dominate event one of the 2010 Northland Scholastic Surfing Series
The first event of the Northland Scholastics Surfing Series kicked off in fun 1.0m waves at Mukerau Beach in Ahipara on Sunday 18th April. Perfect offshore conditions and clean waves breaking around the point offered the perfect setting for the 30 strong field of competitors and there was some great surfing action through out the day.
The Under 18 Boys division was another eye opener for the crew watching on. As the finalists hit the water the tide had backed off and the points seemed to pulse. Louie Smith (Rodney College), fresh from a year at the Raglan Surfing Academy, started strong in the final linking a couple of the bigger waves in the heat all the way to the beach. But it was Seventhwave rider Joe Moretti (Mimiwhangata) who nailed a couple of massive turns and stylish cut backs to take out the final.
2010 Northland Scholastic Surfing Series
Event One - Ahipara - Sunday 18th April 2010
Event Two - Sandy Bay - Sunday 23rd May 2010
Event Three - Mangawhai Heads - Sunday 20th June 2010