Successful Duke Festival provided challenging conditions

New Brighton's Hugh Ritchie won the Duke Cup as overall men's champion. Photo: Jan Everitt
New Brighton's Hugh Ritchie won the Duke Cup as overall men's champion. Photo: Jan Everitt
Canterbury surfers Hugh Ritchie and Tegen Bishop took out the two major titles at the Duke Festival of Surfing in Christchurch at the weekend.

Conditions were challenging at the three-day event on New Brighton beach for all of the 140 surfers who competed in age-groups from under-12s to over-70s.

“It was a really successful weekend but conditions were challenging all weekend,” organiser Mark O’Malley said.

“In spite of the challenges, there were still some really good scores as the cream always rises to the top.”

New Brighton's Ron Carter won the over-70s section. Photo: Jan Everitt
New Brighton's Ron Carter won the over-70s section. Photo: Jan Everitt
Winners: Hugh Ritchie (open men), Tegen Bishop (open women), Kathryn Eddyv (over 40s women), Mike Pimm (over 45s men), Mike Pimm (over 60s men), Ron Carter (over 70s men).

Grom winners: Estella Hungerford (under-18 girls), Luis Southerwood (under-18 boys), Leah Wilson (under-16 girls), James Miller (under-16 boys), Leia Miller (under-14 girls), Tao Mouldrey (under-14 boys), Chole Groub (under-12 girls), Benji Lowen (under-12 boys)

 

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