Saturday saw the first Rapanui Frostbite Event of 2012. Due to small waves, it was decide that just the Juniors should run. With a clean but small swell the groms took to the water.
Semi-final 1 saw Matt Townsend dominate the heat with a tight battle for the second spot to the final. With some great surfing and long rides Kirra Bell just edged out Jamie King and Toby Green.
Semi-final 2 was another tight affair but Dylan Hamlet styled through in first spot but it came down to a tie and a count back to determine the second place. Dom Arnold in the end just edged out Tom Francis for the final’s berth.
The final saw a dropping tide and swell but the finalist made the most of the conditions. Dom caught some great waves, Kirra contiued to find some really long rides but it in the end despite some great turns by Matt Townsend it was Dylan Hamlet with some really stylish surfing who won through. Island legend commented on how well he thought all the groms were surfing especially Kirra and Dylan.
Great to see the groms getting better all the time. With only one event down the Rapanui Frostbite series is wide open.
1st Dylan Hamlet
2nd Matt Townsend
3rd Kirra Bell
4th Dom Arnold
=5th Tom Francis
=5th Jamie King
7th Toby Green
Great work by Ollie, RDK, Mandy, Bump, Joshy and Dave Gray for his Horn!