Surfers chalk up successes

01:21, May 02 2012

Kaikoura's surfers were well-represented at the South Island surf championships over Easter weekend, and things are looking good for some impressive local results at the end of the circuit.

The three-day event was held in good clean conditions at St Clair in Dunedin, with waves ranging from one metre on day one to 2.5m with a south-east swell for the following two days.

Dunedin university student JC Susan won the open men's with a score of 13.5. Kaikoura's Sam Dunfoy came in second place with a score of 8.3, going one better than his third placing last year.

Dunedin's Hayley Coakes with a score of 11.67 won the open women's final for the third year, while Pip de Lacey from Kaikoura securing second place with a total wave score of 10.57. Christchurch surfer Brooke Money came third, while another Kaikoura surfer, Leilani Morgan-Brain, came fourth in the open women's final.

Kaikoura surfers on the South Island surfing circuit:

Sam Dunfoy is leading the open men's with Hayden Brain in second; Leilani Morgan-Brain is leading the open women's with Pip de Lacey in third; Matt McCrory is second in the Master's division (+35's).

The South Island circuit final results will be decided at the last event, the Kaikoura Coldwater Classic at Queen's Birthday weekend.

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