Festival. photo : Michael Tyrpenou/Surfing NSW
Josh Constable (Noosa, QLD) today backed up his Australian Longboard Title, by recently claiming the first ever Australian Stand Up Paddle Title at the Country Energy Australian Surf Titles.
Port Macquarie, NSW – Sunday, 23 August 2009: Josh Constable (Noosa, QLD) created a piece of Australian surfing history at the Country Energy Australian Surf Festival after being crowned the first ever Australian Stand-Up Paddle champion. Constable proved his unbridled talent to all at Town Beach, and Constable was in great touch, showing no signs of fatigue after winning his fifth Ausrralian Longboard Title. “I’m over the moon,” he said after defeating Matt Lumley (Torquay, VIC), Keahi De Aboitiz (SunshineBeach, QLD) and Tully St John (Noosa, QLD), who finished second, third and fourth respectively, in a high-scoring, action packed final, “To be the first ever Australian Champion is such an amazing feeling”, he added. .
“Today was the first time I have ridden a stand-up paddleboard in two years,” he admitted The hybrid discipline, which takes inspiration from surfing, skiing, wakeboarding and skateboarding, continues to rapidly evolve and grow in popularity, something which Constable is happy to be a part of.
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