Clint Kimmins surfed a perfect 10-point-ride to win the 15th Annual Chiko Alley Classic, in perfect two-metre waves at the famed Currumbin Alley. The Snapper Rocks surfer combined two-wave heat total of 16.16 to beat rivals Matt Jones, Corey Ziems, and Chris Bennetts.
"After I had a bit of shocker at the MP Classic, to come back and win today when we’ve had an epic weekend of waves, I’m absolutely stoked," Kimmins said.
"I’ve got to give a big wrap to all the judges as well, they were scoring some of the highest standard of surfing I’ve been involved in for a while and they didn’t miss a beat across a challenging weekend," he said.
"To bounce back into contention for one of the spots in next year’s Quiksilver Pro Trials is what dreams are made of and being a Snapper Boardrider and having an opportunity to compete against the world’s best surfers at my home break would be amazing," he said.
The famed Currumbin Alley delivered epic 1.5-2m waves for the second stop of Australia’s premier state-based surfing series – The AUD$32,000 Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC).
A notable mention to local Brendan Leckie who reached the quarter-finals and secured himself the prestigious Brett Hodge Cup for the best placed Alley Boardriders club member.
The QCC series will now move to Burleigh Heads in two weeks time (May 14-15) for the third stop of the four-event 2011 Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit.
Based on competitors’ best three-of-four results, the series’ top two athletes will also get the chance to compete against the world’s best surfers at the 2012 ASP World Tour Quiksilver Pro Trials.