Tradies Surfmasters

Event #2 of Surf Retrospect 2016 , The 2016 Tradies Surfmasters presented by HIF, finished in an exciting fashion today with a range of different age champions crowned across a variety of different surfing disciplines.

Perennial local standout and multiple Australian Title holder Glenn Pringle (Cronulla) stamped his authority all over the Over-40 Mens shortboard division posting a 16.67 heat total (out of a possible 20 points) to claim the hotly contested final. Pringle dominated the star-studded affair claiming the win ahead of regular Australian Title surfers Ricky Marshall (Cronulla), John Shimooka (Cronulla) and Mark Tickle (Newport) who claimed second, third and fourth respectively.

Glenn Pringle Over 40 Men’s Winner

Local surfer Paul Detmold (Miranda) claimed the Over-45 Mens Longboard division, taking a runner-up finish and a win across his dual heats. The local longboarder went neck-and-neck for the overall title with fellow local Scott Young (Cronulla) who accomplished the same track record, however Detmold was able to claim the title thanks to holding on to a 12.66 heat total which gave him the nod and pushed Young into the runner-up position.

Blaire Moore (Woonoona) ensured a title would be heading south to the Illawarra region, taking out the Over-40 Mens SUP division. Moore put on a blistering performance over the duration of the event, continually posting excellent scores for a variety of mammoth turns, which enabled him to claim the title from Andrew Cassidy (Mona Vale) who claimed the runner-up spot.

A list of all results can be seen below.

The 2016 Tradies Surfmasters presented by HIF is proudly supported by Tradies, Sutherland Shire Council, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Toyota, HIF, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.


Over-40 Mens Shortboard
1 – Glenn Pringle (Cronulla)
2 – Ricky Marshall (Cronulla)
3 – John Shimooka (Cronulla)
4 – Mark Tickle (Newport)

Over-45 Mens Shortboard
1 – John Shimooka (Cronulla)
2 – Ian Spencer (Cronulla)
3 – Mark Tickle (Newport)
4 –Mick Beaton (Woonoona)

Over-50 Mens Shortboard
1 – Maris Luidmanis (North Balgowlah)
2 – Brett Daintry (Cronulla)
3 – Alan Purtle (Port Macquarie)
4 – David Gall (Cronulla)

Over-55 Mens Shortboard
1 – Alex Bosansky (Double Bay)
2 – Mark Gobbe (Mona Vale)
3 – John Skinner (Warilla)
4 – Wayne Tyte

Over-60 Mens Shortboard
1 – Jonathon Lavers (Cronulla)
2 – Lloyd Suttor (Erskineville)
3 – Greg Hourigan
4 – Col Barry (Forestville)

Over-45 Mens Longboard
1 – Paul Detmold (Miranda)
2 – Scott Young (Cronulla)
3 – Mark Watson (Corlette)
4 –Tim Hutton (Newport)

Over-50 Mens Longboard
1 – Rob Smith (Caringbah)
2 – Glenn Moore (Engadine)
3 – George Haskas (Eastgardens)
4 – Sean Brown (Gymea)

Over-55 Mens Longboard
1 – John Skinner (Warilla)
2 – Alex Bosansky (Double Bay)
3 – Peter Toby (Lilli Pilli)
4 – Mark Watson (Corlette)

Over-60 Mens Longboard
1 – Michael Cottier (Gymea)
2 – Jeff Livermore (Lake Heights)
3 – Wayne McAree (Woolooware)
4 – John Mingramm (Caringbah)
5 – Col Barry (Forestville)

Over-40 Mens SUP
1 – Blaire Moore (Woonoona)
2 – Andrew Cassidy (Mona Vale)
3 – Steve Rainford (Helensburgh)
4 – Gareth Grant (Collaroy)

Over-40 Mens Single Fin
1 – Jamie Doran (Anna Bay)
2 – Michael Crisp (Ballina)
3 – David Campbell (Cronulla)

About Tradies
For over 50 years, Tradies has been an important pillar in the local Sutherland Shire community, not only providing monetary support for community organisations and sporting groups but also as a venue for members and guests to come together, relax and enjoy themselves.
Tradies is a values-based organisation that strives to achieve best practice in community service, customer service, hospitality and employment across both our venues at Gymea and Caringbah.

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