NOOSA, Australia (Sunday, Mar. 9, 2008) - Jennifer Smith (USA/California) won the Banana Boat Women’s Pro in excellent 1m surf at Noosa today!
Reigning Women’s World Longboard Champion Jennifer Smith dominated from start to finish in the Women’s defeating Hawaiian surfer Jana Irons – final scores Smith 17.33 to Irons on 14.87. Third place went to French surfer Justine Dupont.
It was Smith’s second successive win in Australia having won at Phillip Ilsand in Victoria last month – After her win today she said - “ What a fantastic way to finish this amazing event in these perfect point waves – I can’t believe it! – I’ve had an awesome time in Australia competing and free surfing the whole coastline and to win today really caps it off!”
Highest placed Australian in the Banana Boat Women’s was Coolangatta surfer Selby Riddle who placed 4th overall.
Perfect 1m surf greeted Australia and the world’s top longboard surfers for the finals day of the 2008 Noosa Festival of Surfing. With an incredible 18 finals decided it was a massive day which culminated an amazing week of surfing -
Finals Results – 1st to 4th left to right
Banana Boat Women’s Pro – J Smith, J Irons, J Dupont, S Riddle
Under 18 Girls – R Pinsak, K Winter, S Walker, G Roach, M Keane , J Kelly
Am Women – M Keane, S Jackson, J Kelly, K Quirk, B Anstiss, K Nobbs
Tandem – Rico and Sarah (France), Kalani and Ala, Brian and Kathy, Chuck and Tiffany.
Over 35 Womens – S Jackson, S McComb, M Finucane , R Coombes, K Ross-Munro, K Brown.
CEO Challenge – Quiksilver Europe, Quiksilver, Billabong