Video Challenge Finals Update

November 14, 2020
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November 14, 2020 Barton Lynch
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Momentum was building through week 6 and we were starting to reach smaller surf communities around the globe. So we made the decision to extend the submission deadline a week to November 7th.

Week 7 did not disappoint. The videos kept on coming and the standard was the most consistently high of the entire Blast Off window.

Decisions in all categories and divisions were very hard and saw us have to break it down into divisions for 10’s, 12’s and 14’s and even then we had 6 finalists in the Boys 14s.

Here are your winners for week 7, stoke is alive and well.

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNERS

With a visit to the Surf Lakes test facility in Australia up for grabs in the “People’s Choice” award, the competition was fierce. But in the end, there were three surfers who had massive support from their communities.

Only 9 points separated our top two and it was a super close man-on-man duel so we decided to give both the boys the opportunity to surf this man-made phenomenon, Surf Lakes as well as our girls winner.

Congratulations to Rickson Falcao from Brazil – 579 votes, Jorre Claeys from Belgium – 570 votes and in Ruby Stringfellow from Maui – 230 votes.

The public loved you guys and you all rip!

MAJOR PRIZES

Beecraft is a Sydney based building company that has been the presenting sponsor of our Sydney BL Blast Off for the last 10 years. Beecraft created a tradition of awarding our youngest participant in the event with something special and this year is no exception.

Our youngest participant, 3-year-old Wren Mitchell stoked us out in the early stages of the event with a video of her catching her very first wave!

Congratulations Wren, brother Arlo and the family, you guys have won an accommodation package at – Waves At The Boomerang

One of the geographic-specific prizes in this year’s Video Challenge is a 12-month sponsorship from our mates at Mexicano on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. The sponsorship includes $100 worth of food from one of their incredible restaurants every month for 12-months!

Mexicano has been a long-term sponsor of our physical events and has been supplying our crew with the best Mexican feed around. We are stoked to have their continued support in this online adaption and we think this prize is a beauty!

This special award goes to 9-year-old Locana Cullen from Avalon. He showed some great tube riding skills and an aggressive go for it approach. The brief was to select a grom showing massive potential and Locana was just the man, we see big things ahead for this talented kid. What made his video even better is that Locana and his siblings created the original music with the didgeridoo giving it an authentic Aussie taste that we loved. Congratulations Locana and thanks again to Mexicano for the support.

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THE FINALISTS

Talk about judging show / prizes / catagories some finalists some straight winners judges / anything else?

BEST TUBE

Dylan Wilcoxen

Erin Brooks

Kai Hall

Luke Tema

Willow Hardy

BEST AIR

Cruz Dinofa

Erin Brooks

Hans Odriozola

Macklin Flynn

Will Dean

BEST WAVE

We have a straight winner in this category.

EXPERT’S CHOICE

Boy’s 14

Eden Hasson

Jae Wood

Kai Hall

Kai Odriozola

Luke Tema

 

Boy’s 12

Anuar Chiah

Cruz Dinofa

Dylan Wilcoxen

Hans Odriozola

Lukas Skinner

Westen Hirst

 

We have straight winners in all other divisions.

EXPERT’S CHOICE

Girl’s 14

Erin Brooks

Jahly Stokes

Willow Hardy

Zoe Chait

 

Girl’s 12

Ocea Curtis

Ruby Berry

 

We have straight winners in all other divisions.

WORST WIPEOUT

Erin Brooks

Kaisei Adachi

Macklin Flynn

Ned Hart

Noah Hasset

Steve Roberson

THE EXPERT'S CHOICE AWARD

For many years now, I have partnered with the Perfect Wave Travel to bring people the best coaching and surfing holidays available.

This year’s major prize in the BL Blast Off Video Challenge “Experts Choice” is for 2 people to accompany me on one of these trips to the Maldives. I will host and coach them for the entire trip, cruising the high seas together in search of perfect waves. Eating great food, hanging with cool people and surfing our brains out!!

These one of a kind trips are ordinarily the highlights of my year and we will be going again as soon as we possibly can. Massive thanks to the Perfect Wave for these incredible prizes and opportunities. If you’re looking to plan a surf trip, they are the experts to turn to.

Thank you all for your support!

We’d love to hear more from you so please feel free to send us any feedback you have!

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