Originally from Barbados, It was Rocheford’s first time surfing the Great Lakes.
Larry Cavero finds a rare barrel in Sunday’s swells. Cavero finished third in the shortboard division.
Antonia Acuna was the big winner on the day: Acuna picked up the win in the Longboard division, second in Shortboard, won Wave of the Day and was awarded an Aloha Spirit Award for his contributions to the Great Lakes surfing community.
Wasaga Beach’s Josh Madryga made the Shortboard final.
New York’s Scott John’s poses for a perfect Canadian postcard: Iconic Kincardine lighthouse complete with Timmy’s cup in the background.
John’s finished second in the longboard division with moves like this.
Acuna prepares for the Shortboard final.
Robin Pacquing was the women’s open champion. On this day, the women competed alongside the men in all divisions.
Ariel Amaral battles it out in the SUP division.
An avid SUP competitor, Amaral also surfed in the Kincardine comp.
A shortboard heat races to the waves
Jeff Lahti gets ready for his heat
The man with the weight of the world on his shoulders this October… Local surfer Josh Kincardine was tasked with making the call based on the forecast for the competition. Gordon went on to win the SUP division.
A sizeable crowd of spectators and supporters came out too. Everyone kept warm in a tent provided by Big Top Tent Rentals. A pumping heater and hot coffee were available inside.
West Shore Lakeside Surf Shop backed the event with some huge prizes.
Great Lakes Surfer’s James Carrick braved the cold to post heat by heat results for online followers.
Kincardine presents a crazy, unique surf opportunity. The pier allows surfers great access to the break and gives spectators a great view. The town and local tourism agencies are supporting the growth of the sport here.
The crowd moved to the Bruce Steakhouse for awards, beer and burgers. The Eastern Surfing Association’s Aurelien Bouche-Pillon speaks to the crowd. The event was sanctioned and supported by the ESA.
Ashley Adams, Josh Gordon and Aurelien Bouche-Pillon with Shortboard winner Matt Rocheford, second place Antonio Acuna and third place Larry Cavero.
Longboard winner Antonia Acuna, second place Scott Johns and third place Ian Kershaw.
SUP division winner Josh Gordon with second place Elliot Woolner and third place Zachary Brajuha.
Women’s Open Division champ Robin Pacquing.
Aloha Spirit Award winners Scott Johns, Josh Gordon, Helene Filion, and Antonio Acuna.
Results from The 2013 West Shore Lake Huron Freshwater Classic:
Shortboard Division1. Matt Rocheford, Barbados
2. Antonia Acuna, Canada
3. Larry Cavero, Canada
Longboard Division1. Antonio Acuna, Canada
2. Scott Johns, U.S.
3. Ian Kershaw, Canada
Women’s Open Champion1. Robin Pacquing
Stand-up Paddleboard Division1. Josh Gordon, Canada
2. Elliot Woolner, Canada
3. Zachary Brajuha, Canada
Aloha Spirit AwardsScott Johns, U.S.
Helene Filion, Canada
Antonio Acuna, Canada
Josh Gordon, Canada
Oldest/Most Influential Surfer:Dana Stringhan, U.S.
Wave of the day:Antonio Acuna, Canada
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