Dane Mackie surfs to four wins at the Barbados Surfing Association’s first event of 2012

Posted on 02 March 2012   Surfing

The Barbados Surfing Association started their surf calendar last weekend at the Drill Hall (Brandon’s). Expecting a swell to push in for the contest, there was a tremendous turn out of surfers and supporters. The large amount of entries guaranteed the event would be a full two days of action.

Dane Mackie surfs to four wins at the Barbados Surfing Associations first event of 2012 surfing

From left: Dane Mackie, Joshua Burke, Bruce Mackie and Alan Burke

Dane Mackie would excel in every division he surfed. The premiere division – Open Men, he would surf against his older brother Bruce (Mackie), and the father son combination of Alan and Joshua Burke. Dane would stamp his authority on this final as in the others he won, with the most radical and high-risk maneuvers of the day. Second was Joshua Burke with consistent surfing all day, but not finding the waves to complete the big maneuvers. 3rd was Bruce Mackie, who showed his trademark 360’s. Alan Burke showed he could still hack it out with the younger generation finishing a determined 4th.

Under 18 was dominated by the Barbados National Team, with Dane taking his second win. Dane’s wave selection was spot on all day allowing him to get two excellent waves a heat. 2nd place Josh Burke and 3rd place, the 12 year old Ché Allan, would both get excellent waves in this heat, but would struggle to get second waves in this range. 4th place was the exciting Daniel Edghill. These four juniors are the backbone of the National Junior team that will be travelling to Panama in April for the ISA World Junior Games.

Dane (Mackie) would again triumph in the Under 16 division, with Josh Burke 2nd, Ché Allan 3rd and Joshua Galt 4th. Joshua Galt is also hoping to attend the ISA World games, but will be representing his country of birth Trinidad & Tobago.

Dane Mackie surfs to four wins at the Barbados Surfing Associations first event of 2012 surfing

From Left: Giselle Allan, Roma Bellori, Gemma Capaldi and Sydney Mouttet

The BSA has reintroduced the Under 14 Girls to cater to some really keen surfer girls. This division was won by Giselle Allan, dropping on some good size waves to win from Roma Bellorri, Jemma Capaldi and Sydney Mouttee.

The oldest girls division Under 18 was a six girl final with the powerful Chelsea Roett taking the win from Chelsea Tuach who slashed her way into second. These two girls will also be representing Barbados in Panama. 3rd was Gylla Mackenzie, 4th Giselle Allan, 5th Roma Bellorri and 6th Jemma Capaldi.

The Open Women was also won by Chelsea Roett who surfed strongly all day making the Under 21 Open final as well. 2nd in Open Women was Chelsea Tuach, who would have preferred some bigger waves. 3rd was Melanie Pitcher who has been instrumental in getting the younger girls involved in the sport, and 4th was the improving Gylla MacKenzie.

The Under 21 Open again saw Dane Mackie dominating this final, with brother Bruce (Mackie) swapping wave for wave. 3rd was Josh Burke who couldn’t match the Mackie boys in this one. 4th was Chelsea Roett, showing she could compete with these very strong boys.

Dane Mackie surfs to four wins at the Barbados Surfing Associations first event of 2012 surfing

From left: Caleb Rapson, Joshua Tempro and Riley Evelyn

The Under 10 division was also run this weekend to encourage the very young surfers. This was won by charger Caleb Rapson making this his first win, 2nd was Joshua Tempro and 3rd was Riley Evelyn, two very competitive boys.

The Under 12 division attracted many new surfers this year thanks to National coach Nick Donawa, who encouraged his new surf crew to participate. Jacob Burke would emerge as the winner of this very keenly fought division. Zander Venezia, showing his growing repertoire, finished 2nd. Yuri Scutt and Liam Grant, who have both shown tremendous improvement, since last season and will be ones to watch this year finished 3rd & 4th respectively.

The beach was then treated to a show put on by one of Barbados’s best surfers Stewart Stoute. Stewart dominated the older divisions. First winning the Masters from Andrew Rapson 2nd, Louis Venezia 3rd and Brian Gooding 4th.

Stewart then went on to win the Senior Men, with Andrew Rapson coming in another second. Chris Clarke, the national junior team coach for Panama finished 3rd. 4th was again Brian Gooding.

Stewart (Stoute) then finished the day in the Long board division, getting the better of the young Daniel Edghill. The two of them mixed the traditional and short board techniques to entertain the beach. Nick Donawa was 3rd with his own laid back style and Brandon Frazer finished 4th.

Our next event will be held at Brandon’s (Drill Hall) beach on Saturday 24th March. This is our Scholastics event where we invite any students under the age of 18 to come out and represent their school. Hope to see you all then for a fun day at the beach!

 

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OPEN MEN

  • 1st        Dane Mackie
  • 2nd        Joshua Burke
  • 3rd        Bruce Mackie
  • 4th        Alan Burke

 

Dane Mackie surfs to four wins at the Barbados Surfing Associations first event of 2012 surfing

From left: Chelsea Roett, Chelsea Tuach, Melanie Pitcher and Gylla McKenzie

OPEN WOMEN

  • 1st        Chelsea Roett
  • 2nd      Chelsea Tuach
  • 3rd       Melanie Pitcher
  • 4th       Gylla McKenzie

 

UNDER 21 OPEN

  • 1st        Dane Mackie
  • 2nd        Bruce Mackie
  • 3rd        Joshua Burke
  • 4th        Chelsea Roett

 

UNDER 18 BOYS

  • 1st        Dane Mackie
  • 2nd        Joshua Burke
  • 3rd        Ché Allan
  • 4th        Daniel Edghill

UNDER 16 BOYS

  • 1st        Dane Mackie
  • 2nd        Joshua Burke
  • 3rd        Ché Allan
  • 4th        Joshua Galt

 

Dane Mackie surfs to four wins at the Barbados Surfing Associations first event of 2012 surfing

From left: Jacob Burke, Zander Venezia, Yuri Scutt and Liam Grant

UNDER 12 BOYS

  • 1st        Jacob Burke
  • 2nd        Zander Venezia
  • 3rd        Yuri Scutt
  • 4th        Liam Grant

 

UNDER 14 GIRLS

  • 1st        Giselle Allan
  • 2nd        Roma Bellorri
  • 3rd        Gemma Capaldi
  • 4th        Sydney Mouttee

 

UNDER 18 GIRLS

  • 1st        Chelsea Roett
  • 2nd        Chelsea Tuach
  • 3rd        Gylla McKenzie
  • 4th        Giselle Allan
  • 5th        Roam Bellorri
  • 6th        Gemma Capaldi

 

UNDER 10 BOYS

  • 1st        Caleb Rapson
  • 2nd        Joshua Tempro
  • 3rd        Riley Evelyn

 

LONGBOARD

  • 1st       Stewart Stoute
  • 2nd        Daniel Edghill
  • 3rd        Nick Donawa
  • 4th        Brandon Frazier

 

SENIOR MEN

  • 1st        Stewart Stoute
  • 2nd        Andrew Rapson
  • 3rd        Chris Clarke
  • 4th        Brian Gooding

 

MASTERS

  • 1st        Stewart Stoute
  • 2nd        Andrew Rapson
  • 3rd        Louis Venezia
  • 4th        Brian Gooding