World number one Simon Farrer was lived up to his billing to take home the 2012 Australian Kneeboard Titles at Diggers Beach.
World number one Simon Farrer was lived up to his billing to take home the 2012 Australian Kneeboard Titles at Diggers Beach. Renee Miller / Surfing NSW

Farrer wins kneeboard titles

THE swell arrived at Diggers Beach, bringing with it 6 foot waves for the finals of the Australian Kneeboard Titles.

World number one Simon Farer lived up to his billing to take home top spot in the open mens division.

Drawing competitors from all corners of the globe, surfers had their work cut out in a big day of kneeboarding action.

In a men's open division which was stacked with talent, Farrer consistently surfed his way to the final where he would take on world number two Chayne Simpson, defending event champion Kyle Bryant first time finalist Tom Novakov.

Farrer, Simpson and Bryant proved tough test for Novakov with the trio saving their best for the finals.

Simpson opened up with a few nice maneuvers in the critical sections of the wave and a nice off the top to set the pace.

Taking a huge drop on one of the biggest waves seen in the competition, Farrer claimed the events only ten-point ride and shot to the lead sending the message he was the one to beat.

Farrer's phenomenal surfing continued to wow spectators, backing up with an 8.67 (out of a possible 10) and if that wasn't enough his next wave solidified the win without a doubt.

Paddling into one of the powerful sets that competitors had witnessed all day, Farrer pulled into a barrel and the 9.67 ride gave him the win he deserved.

Consistent rides from Simpson saw him take home silver while Bryant did enough to snatch third from Novakov.



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