Longboard duo reach finals

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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Great Southern pair Tony Harrison and Mike Nuenuebel both made the finals of their respective divisions in the second and final round of the WA Longboard Titles held at Avalon Bay, Mandurah at the weekend.

Harrison, who hails from Albany, made the final of the over-65 super dukes’ category, in which he finished second behind Bob Monkman from Yallingup in classic longboard waves.

Monkman was able to claim the over-65 State title with 4000 points after also winning round 1 in Yallingup, defeating Harrison (3440 points) in the standings.

Denmark competitor Nuenuebel enjoyed a strong weekend in the two divisions he contested, making his way to the four-man final in the over-55 kahunas and the over-50 legends.

In the over-50 final, Nuenuebel finished third behind Brett Merifield and Frank Gray, while he also scored third place in the over-55s after Gray and Glenn Solomon scored better than he did.

Nuenuebel finished third overall on points in the over-55 category, his 2800 points not enough to surpass Gray (3220) and State champion Solomon (3440), while he was seventh on points in the over-50 division.

Both local surfers, however, missed out on a spot in the WA State team for the upcoming national titles at the Australian Surf Fes-tival to be held in NSW in Aug-ust.

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