The annual Burleigh Heads Single Fin Classic
Last weekend marked the 19th annual Burleigh Heads Single Fin Classic, presented by Billabong and held at the iconic Burleigh Point on the Gold Coast. This two day event is a celebration of an epic era of surfing and a super fun event for surfers and spectators alike.
The Surfboard Warehouse was a proud sponsor of the Single Fin Classic, donating one of our Aquatic Social Scene, I’m Single surfboards to auction off at their Annual Charity Luncheon. The ‘I’m Single’ board is a fun, modern take on the classic single fin, with fuller rails and all the bells and whistles for speedy, down the line surfing. It's great if you're looking for a board that has all the traditional qualities with a modern feel and ride.
The weather turned it on for the crowds over the weekend and with small fun waves on offer the surfers put on an awesome show surfing their pre 1985 surfboards. With the calibre of talent competing it was easy to forget that these guys and girls were surfing boards up to 30 years old. It’s really something special to see the old boards in action and all the old surfboards lined up together, showcasing shapes from years gone by and demonstrating how surfing has changed so dramatically over the last 30 years.
The Surfboard Warehouse owner Tim made an appearance in the comp, as did Jarrod, who made an entrance to his heat on Sunday, straight from a fishing boat. A big shout out to TSBW staff member Dan Scott who was ripping and took out some big names to make it through to the semi-finals.
The finals were tough, but in the end Byron Bay free surfer Creed McTaggart took out the open division with his smooth single fin style.
A big thank you to the Burleigh Heads Boardriders for putting on such a great event. If you missed it this year, the annual Burleigh Heads Single Fin Classic will be back in January next year, so make sure you get down to Burleigh point, it’s definitely an event to support and mark in your calendar.
Photos courtesy of local legend photographer, Mark Wilson. Check out his photos on his Instagram page @photowilba