NOOSA HEADS, Australia (Tuesday, March 17, 2009) – Finalists have been decided for the ASP Professional Men’s and Women’s divisions at the GSI Noosa Festival of Surfing for 2009, and while they were expected to have announced the winners today, conditions became so small that organizers decided to hold off until later in the week when an excellent swell if forecast to arrive.
Golden Breed Pro Men’s Semifinals enjoyed the fun clean small 0.5m surf at Noosa this morning and with such perfectly peeling waves, high scores were common despite the tiny size. Long noserides and plenty of performance onface manoeuvres featured in both semis.
International surfers Taylor Jensen and Christian Wach (both USA/Cal) dominated Semifinal 1 to advance to the Final defeating Queensland pair Jackson Close (Currumbin) and Seb Wilson (Coolum) while Semifinal 2 saw local Noosa pair Harrison Roach and Josh Constable get the better of USA’s Darren Udaley and Gold Coast’s Dylan Holland.
The Banana Boat Women’s Pro Semifinals were dominated by the Australian girls and in Semifinal 1 Melissa Combo (NSW) and Chelsea Williams (NSW) advanced while in Semifinal 2 Queensland’s Selby Riddle won through with Isabelle Braley (NSW) also advancing.
All Dinalists were supportive of the decision to hold off with the good forecast at this stage indicating excellent waves at what is one of Longboarding’s classic point locations!
The GSI Noosa Festival of Surfing for 2009 continues tomorrow and right through the week with a huge array of Amateur, Pro Noseriding and Tandem divisions with the two ASP Pro finals on standby and ready to go when the waves really arrive! (ASPWORLDTOUR:12228)