Australian Longboard Open

Honolua Blomfield

 

Last week the Australian Longboard Open was held at Kingscliff. This was also an LQS event for our Australian surfers to gain a few more QS points towards their campaign. With very small conditions making this a challenge, all competitors were able to put on a fantastic display of surfing in all divisions throughout the week.

Huge congratulations to our team riders competing, with Honolua Blomfield taking out the Women’s Pro LQS event in a hotly contested final against Tory Gilkerson. Nic Jones taking third in the Men’s Pro division, Kathryn Hughes making it to the Semi’s and Kirra Molnar into round 2 all to pick up a few QS points for their rankings.

Nic Jones also took 1st in the Logger and Kirra 3rd in the Open Women’s 9ft. Check out the website for more details and action shots from the week.

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Top Left, Right and Bottom Left Images by Andrew Carruthers
Bottom Right Image by Gary McEvoy

MORE VOLUME LESS WEIGHT – SURFBOARDS

Bouyant Noserider Longboard EPS

After a bigger board, more volume or something that just floats better, but not too heavy? Especially with the flat spell we’ve had all down the East coast so far this summer.

Classic Malibu has been working on a few boards with more buoyancy and less weight, just in case you want to carry it round to Tea Tree. The latest, a 10’2″ Nosrider model with the signature squid tail. This board is made with an EPS foam that has more air inside, creating better flotation. Glassed with a 4 ounce on the bottom and a 6 with Soric on the deck for a lighter weight yet stronger construction.

We can custom make these in any size and shape whether it be PU or EPS blanks.

Give us a call to discuss your next board.

Check it out!
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SMART PUPS RAFFLE

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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

  • Battlecruiser Gunslinger Longboard – Valued at – $249.99
  • Lovin’ Summer Beach Tent – Valued at $179
  • Rhythm Towel – Valued at $59.99

This Saturday 16 December we are having a raffle for Smart Pups with the money going towards providing Smart Pup Assistance dogs for those kids with special needs.

Smart Pups was one of the first organisations to train assistance dogs for people under 18 years of age and in 2015 were instrumental in changing legislation to allow these children to have their very own assistance dog with an alternative handler.

They specialise in providing task specific trained assistance dogs to work with children with special needs. Their goal, to improve the quality of life of children with autism, epilepsy, mobility challenges, vision impairment and diabetes, through training their dogs in ‘task specific’ skills. Smart Pups reduce stress levels in children and have a profound effect on the day-to-day lives of the child and family. These positive changes continue as the bond and relationship between child and Smart Pup grows over time.

Raffle tickets 1 for $3 or 2 for $5

Donate to a great cause this Christmas and be in the draw to win one of these awesome prizes with our major prize very generously donated by Gunslinger Longboards.

Winners to be drawn on Saturday 16 December! See you there!

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NEW LADIES ESCAPE LUX REEF SANDALS

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Latest styles of sandals with comfort and a conscious construction. The latest women’s Escape collection feature arch support, cushion rubber and superior strap strength and are made 100% PVC free. For a simple rubber sandal, they are so much more, with a wide range of colours and designs available too.

A contoured footbed means unparalleled arch support while being water friendly. There is even comfort between the toes with an oval toe post.

Check out our stock online
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HEAD SHAPER – PETER WHITE

PW SHAPING BOARD

Classic Malibu is an iconic local business made up of a small number of key team members, dedicated to manufacturing and suppling our customers with their magic board. From style and shape design right down to the colour patterns we can custom make almost anything your heart desires. With that we thought it would be nice to introduce you to our valuable team members that in fact “make the magic happen”.

Our head shaper and Classic Malibu business owner Peter White is the innovative craftsman behind our surfboard designs and templates. Now having shaped boards for over 50 years, and with a wealth of experience and knowledge is always searching for new innovations in surfboard design. From the latest templates to creative artwork “style is everything” and when it comes to the board for you Peter custom shapes everything from high performance shortboards to 10ft old school logs.

Peter White shaped his first surfboard in 1965 in the garage of his parents house. He has made surfboards ever since, having travelled the world sharing his craft throughout England Spain, Japan, Taiwan and now China. Mainly shaping short-boards during the first 20 years, it wasn’t until he moved to Queensland in 1987, that he concentrated on long-boards and fun-boards.

As well as being a world class shaper Peter has also surfed for most of his life. Some of his favourite hobbies amongst shaping surfboards and surfing include reading and …

With a quality sense of humour Peter is one of the best shapers today,

 

 

ATHLETE PROFILE: Huang Wei (JJ)

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A Little Info About Our Team Rider

We would like to welcome our newest member to the team, Huang Wei, who is one of our team members from China. After only having surfed for 4 years he has made many surfing achievements, with the hope of achieving more as a pro surfer and playing an incremental role in growing China’s surfing industry at the same time.

Lives: Hainan, China

DOB: March 18, 1996

Rides:
9’1″ Performer Model
9’1″ Classic Californian Model

Results:
2016 China Tour Championship, Open Mens, 1st
2016 Jalenboo Surfing Hainan Open, Open Mens, 2nd
2015 Tribord Surfing Hainan Open, Open Mens, 1st
2015 The First Jile Traditional Longboard Contest, Open Mens, 1st
2015 The First Jile Costume Surf Contest,1st
2014 Surfing Hainan Open, Open Mens, 4th
2014 Blue Hawaii Charity Surf Event, Open Mens, 2nd
2013 O’neil Surfing Longboard Open, Open Mens, 4th

About:
Huang Wei was born in Wanning city of Hainan province, China. With a warm personality and talent for sport he is now one of the first generation pioneers of China’s pro surfers.

Over his surfing career Huang Wei has won China’s wild card to the World Longboard Championship event in 2014, competing against some of the worlds top Longboarders. In is own time he is devoted to promoting surfing in China by encouraging people to experience surfing in a number of ways.

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OUR NEW T DESIGNS BY KATHRYN HUGHES

Check out our newly designed T’shirts and Longsleeves. Designed by artist and team rider Kathryn Hughes. A picture perfect view of Noosa’s famous points through the pandanus trees.

Available in a number of different colours.

Longsleeves perfect for the coming winter.

100% cotton, 200gsm, preshrunk.

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Hotdogger Competition Log

Hotdogger Log

 

For those of you looking for a competition log, check out the Log that Peter White rides…

Meets the new logging criteria. Minimum weight, soft round rails nose to tail, more lively but flows like a dream.
Peter states, “my board of choice in our log range”.

Typical Dimensions

Length: 9’3″ – 9’8″
Width: 22 1/2″- 23″
Thickness: 2 3/4″- 3 1/4″
Glassing: 6/ 6+6
Fins: Single 10″-11″ Fin

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PROFILE: Honolua Blomfield

A Little Info About Our Team Rider

Lives: Haleiwa, Hawaii

DOB: Feb 05, 1999

Rides:
9’0″ Powerhouse Model
9’4″ Classic Californian

Results:

2016 Taiwan Open of Surfing 1st
2016 Duke’s Waikiki Wahine Longboard Pro 1st
2016 Noosa Festival of Surfing Women’s Pro 1st
2016 U18 Longboard division at the MSA Classic
2015 U18 Longboard division at the MSA Classic 1st
2014 U18 Longboard division at the MSA Classic 1st
2013  Duke Ocean Fest Waikiki 1st
2013 ISA Longboard Champion in Peru 1st

About:

Honolua started surfing at the age of 2 and is now a great long boarder and short boarder. She has truly excelled in Longboard competition, competing on the WSL longboard tour and finishing up ranked 7th in the world at the end of 2016.

With a progressive yet graceful style she surfs the world, travelling from competition to competition and also enjoys hiking, skateboarding, music and SUPing. We hope to see her again next year at in Noosa for the Noosa Festival of Surfing.