It just does not get any better than this at First Point
IT MAY go down as the best surfing festival in recent memory thanks to the cranking point waves and Noosa's mostly sunny disposition.
The Cricks Noosa Festival of Surfing has been a real triumph of letting the good times roll. By day seven of the comp the festival website was reporting that "peeling waves" were "leaving commentators and spectators alike speechless in their perfection".
"Surfers counted down the minutes until their heat, frothing at the mouth to get their share of the immaculate offerings of Noosa's First Point."
Lapping up this top shelf surfing experience were legends like Tom Carroll and Layne Beachley who joined local champ Josh Constable in a celebrity surfing exhibition. On shore Mr Endless Summer, Robert August, presented a 50th anniversary screening of the movie that made him a star. Robert answered the curious crowd's queries, including the quizzing of one little girl: "Was that in the olden days?" she asked.
Cricks Noosa Festival of Surfing finals, with the swell down south building, was always was going to be awesome. And it was a sweet victory for Noosa-based Harrison Roach in the $2000 Vans Logger Pro in a break approaching 2m.
Roach also won the Jeep Waterman Challenge.