The sun shone on Snapper Rocks for the start of day two of the Usher Cup World Club Challenge with waist high grindy cross shore conditions, not ideal but highly contestable and wave selection was key to the day.

The Men’s heats saw competitive battles all day with Snapper Rock’s own Joel Parkinson showing his local knowledge dominating his heat along with locals Jagger Bartholemew and wild card Jay Occhilupo.

The day commenced with Round One, Heat 11 saw Creed Smart from Coffs Harbour dominating with 13.23 over Snapper Rock’s Korbin Hutchings on 9.94 and Chris Salisbury 9.43 and Maui’s Eric Roberson 8.63.

Heat 12 was a close battle with Noah Stocca 13.33 from Noosa narrowly defeating Huntington Beach USA’s Luke Guinaldo on 13.27 with Cam Macdougall on 11.14 from Windandsea and Billly Zietz 4.06 from Kauai.

Heat 13 saw Merewether’s Jackson Baker take the heat on13.40 from Dbah’s Nathan Cook on 12.17 then Tao Mouldey New Zealand scored 8.33 and Joau Jacques from MNM on 7.96

Heat 14 was tight battle with Luke Brumby from North Shore narrowly winning by by 0,1 with a 12.70 over Jay Occhilupo 12.60 surfing as a wildcard with Nate Yeomans San Clemente on 8.70 and Juraki’s Jarulah Slabb on 8.13.

Point Lookout’s Lincoln Taylor dominated Heat 15 with 13.16 from I Made Darma Yas from Padma 11.90, Nathan Hedge from North Narrabeen on 10.50 and Braxon Holmstrom from Sunshine Coast. Kawana on 9.16.

Heat 16 saw, Nathan Snapper Rocks very own Joel Parkinson 14.20 take out the heat from Mannix Squiers 13.70 knocking out Ethan Stocks from Coffs Harbour on 11.03 and Monnojo Yahagi from Japan 10.33

On to Round two and heat 1 Brent Dorrington from Dbah dominated on 14.20 from Thoman Carvalho on 11.26, Kalani Ball Scarborough 8.84 and Tim Bain from Noosa on 8.26.

It was a tight international battle for the top two places in Heat 2 with I Made Joi Satriawan from Padma 14.93 from Sage Guinaldo from Huntington Beach USA on 14.23 going through with Curtis Ewing from Point Lookout on 9.00 and Chauncey Robinson from Florida on 3.16.

Heat 3 saw Shane Holmes from North Shelly take an easy win on 13.17 Troy Brooks from Torquay on 10.30 Ian Crane from San Clemente on 9.94 and Fraser Dovell from NASA on 2.90.

Heat 4 saw Snapper once again dominate with Sheldon Simkus 14.37 from Mikey Clayton-Brown from Merewether on 12.77 Dane Bird Kawana 11.76 and Sean Gunning from MNM on 10.84.

New to the Usher Cup, San Diego USA’s Caleb Crozier took Heat 5 on 11.00 from Dylan Moffat North Narrabeen and Bohdi Williams from Le-Ba 9.90 and NIc Squiers from Scarborough on 7.80.

Jayke Sharp from Coffs Harbour took out Heat 6 on 14.90 from Sebastian Zietz from Hawaii’s Kauai Boardriders 11.64 with Willis Droomer from Vic’s Torquay on 10.06 and Arch Whiteman, NASA, 8.33.
Dbah’s Jimmi Hill gave a wave selection masterclass in Heat 7 with 14.73 over Zeb Stokes Kawana on 8.84, with Yuta Iwabutci from Japan on 5.14 and Ash Jenner Point Lookout 5.03.

Heat 8 came down to the last two minutes with Jaggar Bartholomew from Usher Group taking the win on 11.27 from Timothy O’Connor of New Zealand on 10.90, Darren Turner from MNM on 9.50 and USA’s Sam Coffey from Santa Cruz 8.40.

Heat 9 saw North Shore’s Alister Reginato take the win with 13.23 from I Made Darma Putra from Bali’s Padma Club on 11.84, Juraki Surf’s Julung Slabb on 9.74 and Florida USAs Sam Duggan on 8.10.

Heat 10 was incredibly close with Maddy Job from Burleigh Heads on 11.73 narrowly beating Morgan Cibilic from Merewether on 11.56 with Jordy Lawler from North Narrabeen on 11.00 and Harry Obrien from Le-Ba on 8.06.

Noosa’s Cooper Davies with a 11.17 took a narrow lead from Coffs Harbour’s Creed Smart on 10.26 in Heat 11 with USAs Luke Guinaldo from Huntington Beach close on 9.30 and Colin Moran from Newport on 8.13.

Final heat of the day, Heat 12 with Joel Vaughan from North Shelly taking the win on 12.57 over Xavier Huxtable from Torquay on 10.30 knocking our Snapper’s Korbin Hutchings on 10.23 and Noosa’s Noah Stocca with 8.90Due to conditions, the contest called time afte

Tomorrow will see a slight increase in swell with offshore conditions and expected the best surf Usher Cup will see over the four-day contest when the World Club Challenge commences at 7.30am.

Boardriders will compete for the ultimate team glory over eight heats and quarterfinals before the Open Men’s heats recommence.

It is all action on Sunday with the Men’s and Women’s finals and the naming of the overall winning club in the World Club Challenge.

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