BL’s Blast Off Wrap Up and Results
This week we have seen some of the most amazing surfing ever in the Hurley BL’s Blast Off presented by beecraft, held on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Kids as young as 4 and up to 14 years old, toughed out waves up to 6 foot at Palm Beach and Whale Beach and displayed some of the most incredible surfing that contest director Barton Lynch says was “well beyond their years.”
Barton says “for years we have been hunting for small waves to ensure the kids can have the best experience and loads of fun in the event, this year the younger divisions showed so much courage and determination to get out there and they were absolutely ripping.”
He says “In the girls younger divisions there isn’t a difference in performance between girls and boys. I dare say that in the future there won’t be a division between them because the performances will be so consistent regardless of gender.”
It gives you a little smile and feeling of great satisfaction to hear and see a sport where performance is level between genders. Let surfing lead the way!
In the girls 14s division there were jaw dropping moments in the heated competition between Bodhi Leigh-Jones and Macy Callaghan who went wave for wave and absolutely tore the 4 foot wedge waves to shreds. The level of surfing was far higher than what you would expect to see from 14 year olds with massive turns and powerful vertical manoeuvres.
In the 10s Girls division you had to pinch yourself when you saw Milli Allport and Cedar Leigh-Jones on a 4 foot face pulling off a perfect roundhouse cutback followed by about 6 mini turns and snaps into the shore.
We are so proud the girls of Blast Off are leading the way and stoked they are pushing the bar higher and higher each year.