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Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro Highlights

Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro Highlights

by DHD Surf

Congrats to Isabella Nichols, Luke Hynd, Mitch Crews, Alyssa Lock and India Robinson for a huge weekend at the Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro, with Cabarita beach serving up some pumping waves. Isabella taking the win in the Woman’s QS1,000, Luke finished as runner up for the Men’s QS1,000 and Mitch with a solid Semifinal result.

Looking forward to the next round of QS’s with so much talent in the line-up

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Luke and Isabella victorious over the weekend

 

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“I’m actually really stoked right now — that was my first WSL Final and I was in the water with a really good mate,” Hynd said. “Jacko and I have done a lot of trips together and I’m stoked to see him win. It feels good to start the year with a good result. This event really suited me, with great long right handers on offer, so there wasn’t a lot of strategy or hassling, it was just about surfing.” – Luke Hynd, WSL

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Luke Hynd has been one of the form surfers of the event since Day 1, using his lighting fast backhand attack to consistently post scores in the excellent range.

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Luke Hynd – 3DV 5’10 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4

 

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“It’s been a great event, we have really good waves and the level of surfing has been really high,” Nichols added. “I was starting to feel like I was coming down with the flu yesterday, but luckily for me I’m feeling much better today. Three heats and an event win, not a bad day in the office! I’m really happy to have won — thanks to WSL, Surfing NSW and all the event sponsors for making this event happen.” – Isabella Nichols WSL

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Nichols sealed the victory with a long righthander, delivering precise, top-to-bottom turns to score an 8.75. Nichols booked her spot in the Final after some last-minute heroics in her Semifinal win over India Robinson.

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Isabella Nichols – DNA 5’9 x 18 1/4 x 2 3/16

 

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Mitch Crews –  DX1 5’11 x 19 x 2 3/8

 

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Alyssa Lock – DNA 5’8 x 18 3/16 x 2 3/16

 

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India Robinson – DX1 5’7 x 17 3/4 x 2 3/16

Photos by @swillpics

Jack Freestone 2016 Quiver

Jack Freestone 2016 Quiver

by DHD Surf

“At the start of the year we were trying so much stuff and testing everything until we could find something that fit,” Freestone says. “We’re making good progress. It’s a lot of hit-and-miss, but we’ve got a few now that have clicked. That’s stuff we can incorporate into the old models to give them a new feel, a new touch. It’s a process, but I’m excited about where it’s headed.”

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“My all-time go-to model is the DX1, something Darren brought back that Joel Parkinson used to ride way back in the day,” Freestone says. “Basically, we just widened the tail a bit. It goes really good in all kinds of waves, especially those shitty QS waves I’ve had to surf for the last three years. Now as we’ve moved more into surfing better waves, we’ve narrowed the tail again, and it really fits in well with good waves.”

Jack Freestone Quiver

“The DX1 is the board I’ll surf if the waves are good for my heat. It’s my trusted go-to board,” says Jack. “The outline feels really good, and the way it works together with the rocker, Darren’s a master at blending the two.”

Jack Freestone EpoxiCore

“The Epoxicore (left) is also something we’ve been working on together,” Freestone says. “It’s a really cool concept. I love the fact that Darren’s incorporating the expoy with the normal PU board. Sometimes epoxies are just a little too buoyant and corky, and you can’t really navigate them that well, so I think that intertwining the regular board with the epoxy gives it the regular feel with all the benefits of the epoxy. It’s mental, man.”

Jack Freestone DX1

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Photos – Mikey Mallalieu