March 25, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

[RESULTS] Elite BoP Race @ Australian Longboard Open

Full results are in from the Elite Battle of the Paddle style race at the Australian Longboard Open. The race was held on Sunday 25th at Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia.

The practically-unbeatable Candice Appleby took out the women’s division, while Lincoln Dews took out the men’s. The Sunshine Coast young gun beat home pro paddlers Jake Jensen and Travis Grant (the newly crowned World Champion, as well as Battle of the Paddle Hawaii reigning champion).

This is the second straight victory in BoP style racing for Dews, who took out the Noosa Festival of Surfing BoP race just two weeks ago, against a similarly strong field of paddlers.

It’s all great practice for May’s Waikiki Paddle Festival, which by the looks of things is going to be over-run by Aussies!

Results and race highlights below…


Elite BoP-style 8km Race

  1. Lincoln Dews
  2. Jake Jensen
  3. Travis Grant
  4. Dylan McGee
  5. Anthony Vela
  6. Paul Jones
  7. Ryan Keck
  8. Justin Holland
  9. Dale Chapman
  10. Wayne Johnson
  11. Geoff Breen
  12. Michale Stokes
  13. Noel Graham
  14. Rob Eyre
  1. Candice Appleby
  2. Alison Fullagar
  3. Elyse Commerford

5km River Race


  1. Tatsumi Kawai
  2. Jay Gates
  3. Scott Corriban
  4. Geoff Deans
  5. Mark Rice
  6. Sean Bicknell
  7. Declan Dews
  8. Jon Hui


  1. Elizabeth Ricketts
  2. Minnie Richards
  3. Lyndal Wayman