While spending time on the Gold Coast I and watched the annual single fin contest at Burleigh Heads, which was great as the waves were pumping. I hadn’t been to Burleigh for a while and had forgotten how good a wave it can be, the waves weren’t big but when they hit the bank they would just spin down the line and a perfect barrel ride was possible. The guys that live at this break have it wired, you just have to hold a good line drag your arm in the wall to slow down and stay the course.
There were a lot of great surfers in the contest and many very impressive ones I hadn’t heard of. The boards had to be single fins pre 1985 and naturally there were mostly Queensland labels being ridden, the eventual winner was Rasta riding a Murray Burton, Pipedream, 6 channel, triple flyer pin tail, now that’s a mouthful.