Victoria’s top longboard surfers to get soulful

June 27, 2024 BY

From left, Lachy Fletcher, Sarah Quinney, Melanie Renton-Wright, Jaclyn Goddard and Phil Morgan. Photo: NATHAN RIVALLAND

VICTORIA’s top longboarders will surf at Point Impossible this weekend in the 15th anniversary of the Victorian Old Mal and Logger Titles.

The Southern Ocean Union of Longboarders (SOUL) event will showcase progressive and traditional longboarding in a fun competitive setting.

Surfers will compete on both pre-1968 old malibu surfboards and newer model single fin longboards over the 9ft cut off limit.

Four divisions will feature on the day, including Over 45 Old Mal, Under 45 Old Mal, Men’s Logger and Women’s Logger.

SOUL committee member Sarah Quinney said the day promised to be filled with camaraderie and skilful surfing.

“We are super excited for the 15-year anniversary of the event.

“It’s one of our biggest events and we love its ability to bring everyone from the region together to celebrate the soul of surfing.

“While it’s competitive in the sense of everyone wanting to have at crack at taking it out, it’s still all about fun. We welcome everyone down.”

Ms Quinney said event organisers were expecting the most female competitors in recent memory.

“The numbers are looking really strong across the board, particularly in the women’s division, which is just absolutely fantastic.

“With four divisions for surfers to compete in and the forecast looking really good and offshore, it’s sure to be an epic day.”

Heat draws can be found by heading to the SOUL Longboarders Club page on Facebook.

All the action begins at 7am.

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