Hi I'm new here, although I can't ride anymore due to hip injury (not surf related) I still body surf and swim & cycle...(I learn't on my dad's old longboard)... Seem to have taken up photography to fill the hole...anyhow, I was at my local (Soldier's Beach, NSW) this past week photographing the Hot Tuna Central Coast Pro WQS contest. (not specifically longboards, but thought I'd post it anyhow...)
Hot Tuna Central Coast Pro -held throughout this last week...Sponsored by Hot Tuna the event is a 4 Star rated World Qualifying Series (WQS) event for men and a 2 Star rated WQS event for women held at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Sam Cornish (Aus) took out 1st in the Womens
Tais Almeida Brazil - 2nd
Paige Hareb NZ - 4th
Neco Padaratz - Brazil won the 7th round to eliminate the highly touted Dane Reynolds (USA)
anyhoo thought you might be interested, I'm still posting larger pics on my lj velvetink over the next couple of days...drop by and say hi.
We get a lot of competitions around here, surf and conditions usually perfect. (also a local longboard assoc..
You can also find out more about the hot tuna event, (incl. videos & pics) at
ps hope this post isn't too long, let me know if pics should be behind a cut....also is anyone on here around this area? NSW Australia?
btw;longboarding australia; http://www.australianlongboarding.com/homepage.htm