Toes on the Nose – Longboard State Champions Crowned at Alex Bluff

Published on 16/05/2024

Photo Credit: Mark Bialek

SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND (Wednesday, 15 May, 2024) – The third day of the Queensland Surf Championships pres. by Travla took place today, with the spotlight on the Longboard divisions. With perfect longboard conditions and plenty of sun, the event took over Alex Bluff on the Sunshine Coast.

The competition was intense and exciting, with surfers from all over the state showcasing their skills in the two foot rolling waves of the right-hand point break. There were multiple divisions, ranging from the Under 18 Juniors to the Over 70’s Legends.

2006 ASP (now known as the World Surf League) Longboard World Champion, Josh Constable claimed victory in both the Longboard Grand Masters Men Over 40 and the prestigious Longboard Open Men.

“I have had four months out of the water with a knee injury, so first things first I have to thank my physio Jess!” said Constable.

“It was a real privilege to surf with these guys. I have coached Landen and Kaiden for quite some time and they’ve turned into exceptional longboarders. I also want to thank Surfing Queensland for putting on such a fun event.”

Kirra Molnar, was the star attraction today, winning the Open Women’s Longboard Division. Molnar recently represented Australia at the 2024 ISA World Longboard Championship in El Salvador, helping the Australian Longboard team achieve sixth place out of 39 competing countries.

“It was great to have such nice longboard waves for the event,” said Molnar.

“I want to thank the girls for such a wonderful heat, they were all ripping and coming up close to my heels! Thank you to all my sponsors and I can’t wait for the Australian Surf Championships.”

The swell is expected to continue for the remainder of the event, with an increase of South-East wind expected tomorrow. The Queensland Surf Championships pres. by Travla is a mobile event on the Sunshine Coast.

2024 Queensland Surf Championships is proudly presented by Travla.

Surfing Queensland have joined forces with Danny Green’s Stop the Coward Punch Campaign who are proudly supporting the 2024 Queensland Surf Championships.

Surfing Queensland is proudly supported by Queensland Government, Suzuki, Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Government, DriTimes, We Are Feel Good Inc, QMS Media, The Point Coolum, Ancestral Nutrition and Travla.


Longboard Open Men: Josh Constable     

Longboard Open Women: Kirra Molnar

Longboard Junior Men U18: Landen Smales

Longboard Junior Women U18: Nyjah Jay Duazo

Longboard Men O40: Josh Constable

Longboard Women O40: Honey Bec

Longboard Men O45: Glen Gower

Longboard Men O50: Robert Petric

Longboard Women O50: Kate Perry

Longboard Men O55: Wally Allan

Longboard Women O60: Kate Perry

Longboard Men O60: Wally Allan

Longboard Men O65: Bruce Dunne

Longboard Men O70: Denis Carberry


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