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Clint Loake Shreds to Victory!!

Jersey Bodyboarders 4Season Series 2014 Sunday 15 June 2014 Clint Loake returned to top form to win the first event of the Jersey Bodyboarders 2014 4Season Series, the spring contest, held at La Saline on the weekend. Despite the small waves, conditions were pretty good with clean well-shaped 2ft waves breaking on the large sand banks that have developed at the northern end of St Ouen’s Bay following the big winter big storms. Round 1 saw some good action with the majority of the seasoned riders safely making it through their respective heats. There was a good showing from the junior riders, James Lawrence, Gus Brewer and Gabby Taylor who have all been in training for the forthcoming Junior European’s in the Azores and all put in notable performances in difficult heat draws. For semi-final number 1 the swell started to pulse with perfect a-frame waves breaking on the high-tide bank. All three riders, Loake, James Manners and Eduardo Afonso went wave for wave all posting high scores from the judges after. The fast spin roll combination manoeuvres of Loake and the smooth clean extended rolls of Afonso gave these two riders the edge to advance through to the final just ahead of Manners in 3rd. Semi 2 was also closely fought out with Darreth Morison landing some good rolls to take the win ahead of Simon Watkins and Colin Crowther in 3rd and 4th respectively. [caption id="attachment_3290" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Colin_Crowther Colin Crowther[/caption] The finalist hit the water on the down-tide which saw a deterioration in wave heights; nevertheless conditions for the 20 minute final remained well contestable. Loake put in a dominant performance throughout the heat; incredibly posting the 5 highest scoring rides of the final on all 3 judges score sheets. The last two rides posted scores in the excellent range and included a right-hander in which Loake performed spins on the outside followed by two rolls in very quick succession in the shore-break. The second wave a left-hander included a very fast forward, reverse, forward spin combination followed by a solid roll on the inside. Morison who positioned himself well against the strong La Saline rip current found some of the biggest set waves of the final and scored well with some cleanly executed rolls to take the runner-up spot ahead of Afonso in 3rd and Watkins in 4th. [caption id="attachment_3291" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Eduardo_Afonso Eduard Afonso boosts a roll.[/caption] The drop-knee division was postponed and will be held at a later date when conditions are more favourable. Results 1 Clint Loake 1000 points 2. Darreth Morison 900 3. Eduardo Afonso 810 4. Simon Watkins 729 =5. Colin Crowther 656 =5. James Manners 656 =7. James Lawrence 531 =7. Mike Alfano 531 =7. Steve Pinzari 531 =10. Gabby Taylor 387 =10. Gus Brewer 387
  • June 27, 2014
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