Competition director Grant Ryan, Ballina competitor Jan Webster and Lennox Longboarders secretary Wayne Booth are ready to go.
Competition director Grant Ryan, Ballina competitor Jan Webster and Lennox Longboarders secretary Wayne Booth are ready to go. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Longboard locals like it

FORMER Australian longboard champion Eric Walker is among the locals expected to perform well at the 15th annual Lennox Longboard Classic this weekend.

Lennox Head surfer Ben Dickens will look to take out the open nine-foot division for the third consecutive year.

About 100 surfers will compete in the two-day event that covers 10 divisions, from juniors to over-60s, with old mal, loggers and women.

Byron Bay teenager Roisin Carolan is a regular in state and national events and Bundaberg's Glenn Cunningham has figured in a number of finals of the event over the years.

"We're expecting excellent conditions with nice weather and a bit of swell on the way," event organiser Wayne Booth said.

"We have quite a few locals from Lennox and Ballina competing, with a fair few from around Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast as well.

"It's a fun event and one that a lot of people come back to."

The mobile event will be held at the best Lennox Head Main Beach breaks.

Heats, raffles and give-aways are all on the program for this afternoon.

Finals are expected to begin at 10am tomorrow with presentation at the Lennox Hotel at 3pm.

Raffles will go towards fund-raising for the Disabled Surfing Association and the NSW Cancer Council.

The Old Guys Rule organisation has the naming rights of the competition for the third consecutive year.



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