Ingelby warms up for Coolangatta with fourth at Sunshine
EMERALD Beach longboarder and current Australian open men's champion Harley Ingelby finished fourth behind Josh Constable in the Classic Malibu final at Sunshine Beach on Sunday.
Longboard action now moves to the ASP Australasian ALC Pro division for the Hang Ten Malfunction at Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta an event which is certain to be hotly contested.
The Hang Ten Malfunction ALC Pro division is the fourth event of a five part national longboard circuit.
The latest new category in the Hang Ten Malfunction is the Golden Breed Retro boards (surfboards made before the 1981 three fin thruster).
Harley Ingleby and Jackson Close will crossover to a smaller short board for the new event which is attracting a lot of interest and has never been contested before in Longboard comps.
The 2006 Hang Ten Malfunction Longboard event is Australia's premier longboard comp celebrating its 23rd year with 200 competitors contesting the nine categories.
The three day event kicks off on Thursday and features the open women's pro division with number two in the World, Chelsea Williams of Tweed Heads eager to defend her Malfunction title.
The nine finals of the Hang Ten Malfunction will be surfed on Saturday with the blue ribbon event, the Open Pro ALC final being the last final to hit the water at 2pm.
A presentation of all the finals will be held on Saturday night at the Rainbow Bay Surf Club.