Great day for King of the Kowie


AMPED: The U20 boys who took part in the
first King of the Kowie competition of the year took full advantage of the
waves last Saturday. From left are Cameron Reeder, Brad Labuschagne, Cuan
Macgregor, Wade Labuschagne and MJ Neave Picture: CANDICE BRADFIELD

THE first King of the Kowie 2013
competition took place in hot weather on Sunday with more than 30 adults and
children taking part.

According to Kowie Boardriders Club (KBC)
chairman Mickey Witthuhn, it was one of the best organised contests in the past
five years.

“Everyone paid on time, the t-shirts were
ready, the waves were very contestable and the weather played its part,” he

He said there were also many people on the
beach who had come to show support.

“It was a real family event,” he said.

Winning the Open heat was Warwick Heny,
followed by Nick Donaghy in second place and Shane Minot in third.

First in the U20 division was Cuan Macgregor,
with Wade Labuschagne second and Brad Labuschagne third.

Ed Donaghy was first in the Over 30 heat,
followed by Noel Maddocks in second and Mike Hayes in third place.

Justin Maddocks was the top point scorer in
the Over 40 division, with Richard Heny in second and Richard Legg in third position.

Top of the board for the Over 50s was
Jannie du Preez followed by Mickey Witthuhn. Jerome Boulle came third.

Anton Wiersma won the “kneelo” or kneeling
board division, with Steve Palmer in second place and Brad Labuschagne taking
another third.

First place in the longboard division was David Macgregor followed by his son Cuan. In third
place was Justin Maddocks.

In the “boogers” or bodyboarder’s division,
Dave le Roux came first, followed by Melissa Bowles in second place and Craig
Keevers who came third.

The “groms” or younger surfers were divided
into girls and boys. Kate Heny was first out of the girls, followed by Cady
Wales and Hayley Legg. Out of the boys, Kye Macgregor came first with Matthew
Sinclair in second place and Kaine Heny in third position.

Those with the highest wave score were Kye
Macgregor with nine out of 10 and Warwick Heny with 9.5 out of 10.

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