Our Noosa Surf Festival Champions
Its not often in life you can have your cake and eat it too, but this Deus trip to Noosa was one of those special times. Now, as much as we love to tell a good story and lay things out nice a slow, this time around we are jumping straight into the deep end, before our excitement and happiness boil over.
Deus family members and team riders Sierra Lerback and Matt Cuddihy ripped through the weeks competition at this years Noosa Festival Of Surfing to emerge champions of the Deus Old Mal and the Logger Pro respectively, and we could not be more stoked!!
In a final stacked full of men, some of whom are previous Old Mal champions & some of whom are current wsl longboard competitors, Sierra rode her vintage Keyo to perfection, sliding to victory and marking her place in the history books as the first woman to defeat a field of professional male surfers in such a prestigious event.
Her final comprised of well respected long boarding legends such as Jared Mell, Jack Norton, Byron Chadwick, Matt Chojnacki and Harrison Roach, and being apart of the party watching Sierra make history, in front of family, friends and hundred of spectators, was simply electrifying. It was a moment which had the entire beach smiling ear to ear, with voices hoarse in happiness.
But still, despite everyones elation about Sierra’s graceful performance on the waves, the scores being with held for the last five minutes of the final did have us all a bit nervous. Had she done enough? Was Harrison’s juicy hang ten enough to dethrone the our queen of the slide?