Canterbury Womens : 14th March
A fine day with a nice swell and offshore winds greeted the competitors for the Womens Canterbury Champs. Thoughout the heats there was some good surfing put on to match the conditions. But, as so commonly happens, the nor-easter came up at the business end of the competition. This, however, did not seem to deter the competitors as they continued to post solid scores in deteriorating conditions. For the Open final, all the contestants lifted, with a great display of power carves and going vert. In the end it was experience that shone through with Alethea Lock taking it out from Kristie Zarifeh. The young guns Janee Armstrong and Tegan Bishop surfed strongly and showed that they are a force to be reckoned with.