December 2 - 8, 2018: Issue 386


2018 Tradies Surfmasters At Cronulla: Local Champions Crowned 

AirAsia Wave Of The Day - David Hammond (Avalon). Photo sequence by Terry Day/ Surfing NSW

Monday 26 November 2018

The 2018 Tradies Surfmasters saw an exciting day of surfing yesterday as elder surfers restoked their competitive flame in playful Cronulla waves. 

The day was dominated by out-of-town surfers with visiting surfers claiming five out of the six divisions ahead of Sutherland Shire locals. 

Paul Snow (Newcastle) bought his ability to perform powerful forehand snaps to Cronulla beachbreaks, posting a decent an 11.64 two-wave heat total to get the win ahead of former World Championship Tour surfer and Cronulla local John Shimooka. 

John Shimooka at Cronulla in 2018 Tradies Surfmasters

Making an impressive return to the Tradies Surfmasters was Wayne Morrison (Port Macquarie) who posted an impressive 11.50 two-wave total to get the edge ahead of Cronulla local Jackson McKenzie (Cronulla) who finished in the runner-up position.

All results can be found below. 

All heat totals can be found here

Over-40 Men

1 - Paul Snow (Newcastle)
2 - John Shimooka (Cronulla)
3 - Michael Crisp (Ballina)
4 - Karl Lavis (Bulli)

2018 Tradies Surfmasters Finalists

Over-45 Men
1 - Wayne Morrison (Port Macquarie)
2 - Jackson McKenzie (Cronulla)
3 - John Shimooka (Cronulla)
4 - Ricky Marshall (Cronulla)

2018 Tradies Surfmasters Over 45 Finalists

Over-50 Men
1 - David Hammond (Avalon)
2 - Mark Tickle (Newport)
3 - Brett Daintry (Cronulla)
4 - Andrew Christensen (Helensburgh)

2018 Tradies Surfmasters Over 50 Finalists

Over-55 Men
1 - Mark Gobbe (Mona Vale)
2 - Richard Sargeson (Thirroul)
3 - Peter Helmrich

2018 Tradies Surfmasters Over 55 Finalists

Over-60 Men
1 - John Lavers (Cronulla)
2 - Bruce Flint (Kiama)
3 - Kevin Hall (Sylvania)
4 - Col Barry (Forestville)

2018 Tradies Surfmasters Over 60 Finalists

Single Fin
1 - Jamie Doran (Anna Bay)
2 - Michael Crisp (Ballina)
3 - Glenn Pringle (Cronulla)
4 - Carl Musker (Collaroy)
5 - John Shimooka (Cronulla)

2018 Tradies Surfmasters Single Fin Finalists

AirAsia Wave Of The Day
David Hammond (Avalon)

About Tradies: 

Tradies is a values-based organisation with our main objective to provide each and every visitor with an exceptional experience. They're committed to bringing people together, enriching peoples’ lives and supporting organisations that help our community to grow and develop.

As part of this commitment, we donate well over half a million dollars to community groups, charities and junior sporting clubs every year. In 2016/2017, our donations totalled over $800,000 and our employees volunteered almost 4,000 hours of their time to worthy causes.

From its very beginnings, Tradies has been known as a community club and whilst we continue to grow, these core values along with many others are still held by the Board, Management and Staff at Tradies.

Visit for all functions and happenings!!!!

The 2018 Tradies Surfmasters is also proudly supported by Tradies Caringbah, Sutherland Shire Council, Toyota, Surfing NSW, H2Coco, Air Asia, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Mothernest, Vissla, Havaiana's.

Report by Surfing NSW - photos by Terry Day / Surfing NSW

2018 Tradies Surfmasters Action

Mark Gobbe

Carl Musker

David Hammond, Keiichi Suzuki, Richard Sargeson

Maris Luidmanis 

Mark Tickle, Brett Daintry.

Matt Whyte

Michael Crisp 

Wayne Morrison

 Paul Snow

Richard Sargeson

Ricky Marshall

Jamie Doran