2023 Quiksilver/Roxy East Coast Classic Champions Crowned After Perfect Winter Weekend of Waves

Published on 26/06/2023

Scamander/Tasmania( Monday, June 26th/2023): The Quiksilver/Roxy East Coast Classic has enjoyed beautiful winter conditions today as Champions were crowned at the final stop on the Surfing Tasmania Calendar for the season. 

Saturday saw solid conditions at South Shelly Beach with well overhead sets providing competitors with clean walls for the entire day. 

A forecast decrease in swell came to fruition Sunday morning with South Shelly again providing a great bank for finals day as two feet of swell A-framed on a consistent sand bank with a light offshore keeping the surface clean. 

In the Open Women’s Final it was the Queen of Tasmanian Surfing, Dara Penfold, once again proving why she’s the most decorated surfer in the state’s history. Penfold held off her much younger competition in the form of Rhi Hamilton (2nd), Ava Charlton (3rd) and Sienna Lawrence (4th) to take out the win. 

Local lad Benn Richardson used all his knowledge to get the Open Men’s win in rapidly decreasing conditions, outdoing Jy Johannesen (2nd), Henry Hutchins (3rd) and Matt Gaby (4th). Richardson’s ability to milk a tiny yet long left-hand wall proved the difference in the end as he completed a series of snaps before nailing a nice finish almost on dry sand. 



1st Dara Penfold
2nd Rhi Hamilton
3rd Ava Charlton
4th Sienna Lawrence 


1st Benn Richardson
2nd Jy Johannesen
3rd Henry Hutchins 
4th Matt Gaby 


1st Jy Johannesen
2nd Benn Richardon
3rd Andrew Hoult
4th Matt Kennedy 


1st Dustin Hollick
2nd Jake Woodberry
3rd Jason Thomas 
4th Richard Ramsden


1st Jules Farmery
2nd Mark Flemming
3rd Jim Gale 
4th Brian Charlton  

Thanks to our fantastic event partners Quiksilver, Roxy, Bay of Fires Bush Retreat, Globe, Harvey Vin and The Surfside Beaumaris.


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