Old Mal Titles deliver at Possos

July 1, 2022 BY

Under 45 Old Mal and Men's Logger champion Matthew Lumley with a smooth forehand turn. Photos: SAM TUCKER

THE best longboard surfers in the state were greeted with pristine conditions at Point Impossible beach over the weekend for the yearly running of the Victorian Old Mal and Logger Titles.

The annual classic hosted by the Southern Ocean Union of Longboarders, saw surfboards from pre-1968 come out of the woodwork, as surfers were crowned winners across four divisions in oily, near-perfect waves.

Men’s Logger finalist Tom Hicks with toes perched on the nose.


Event organiser and Southern Ocean Union Longboarders club president Luke Edwards was rapt with the amazing quality of surfing on show by many of Victoria’s eldest statesmen as well as some of the rising stars of the sport.

“The conditions and surfing on show was absolutely amazing and we can’t thank everyone enough for being a part of the special event,” he said.

“To have surfers enter the event from different areas around the state like the Surf Coast, Bellarine, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and even one from South Australia is a real credit to the strong longboard surfing scene that has been built down here.

“We now can’t wait for the 2023 competition as the event continues to fill up and become more popular every year it runs.”

Torquay style master Matthew Lumley was able to complete the double by winning both the Over 45 Old Mal and Men’s Logger division thanks to some signature crisp and effortless surfing.

The Over 45 Old Mal division was won Grant Price while Sacha Guggenheimer took out the Women’s Logger division.

The committee now turn their attention to the 2023 Victorian Old Mal and Logger Titles with the hopes the event will attract the star-studded field and amazing conditions that it did this year.