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Villager wins surfing competition

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CUVU villager Aca Ravulo took out the Craig McElrath Memorial Surfing competition at the Namotu Island Resort last weekend.

The Pacific Games gold medallist was taken to the wire in the third edition of the annual tournament in the longboard event by Namotu Island Resort owner Scotty O'Connor.

Fiji Surfing Association secretary Edward Lovell said more than 20 participants took part in the event.

"Cuvu competitor Aca Ravulo won a narrow victory over Scotty O'Connor," he said.

"Paul Chongsu of Kulukulu and Ulai Niutonga of Nambila took third and fourth spot respectively."

The Doig family dominated the junior shortboard event to claim the first three places.

"Reef Doig is a professional surfer within the Indonesian circuit and showed his winning standard, capturing first place.

"His sister Asia and brother Hunter took second and third spot respectively and Mark Wakeham of Pacific Harbour took fourth place."

Lovell hailed the competition as a huge success saying consistent waves with good shape allowed the competitions to show their talents.

"The Craig McElrath Memorial Surfing competition at the Namotu Island Resort was a great success for competitors and spectators alike with sunny weather and ideal glassy surfing conditions.

"Many thanks to McDonald's for sponsoring the event with certificates and cash prizes," he said.