Former surfing world champion, Quiksilver?s Tom Carroll (left), presents $10,000 to the Lennox Head All Above Board surfing tea
Former surfing world champion, Quiksilver?s Tom Carroll (left), presents $10,000 to the Lennox Head All Above Board surfing tea

Top shop in waves



THE team at All Above Board surf shop at Lennox Head really know their stuff.

Not only do the crew work in the shop, but they can mix it up in the waves as well, with the All Above Board team winning Quiksilver's second annual Core Store Surf Challenge held at Snapper Rocks, Queensland, early this month.

The Quiksilver Core Store Surf Challenge criteria is unique, requiring teams to consist of a total of four surfers, including at least one female surfer and the option of one store-sponsored surfer. All participating surfers must be surf store employees.

The store's owner, Noel Graham, teamed up with Dan Thomson, Carly Smith and sponsored-surfer James Wood to beat six other teams from around Australia and New Zealand to claim bragging rights as the num- ber one Core Store team and walk away with the $10,000 prize, which the team shared.

In the 45-minute tag-team style final, each team member rode just two waves with all scores counting towards a combined total.

"What can we say, we're just overwhelmed, the competition has been just great," Noel said.

"Everyone in the team surfed really well."


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