Forget the ASP, the real world champions for 2012 have already been determined, and will be officially crowned at a lavish presentation event on Saturday 1 December.
The Shoes Showdown for supremacy on the reef was a head-spinning, bone jarring, take no prisoners, give ’em heaps, take a walk on the wildside affair over 10 gruelling months.
So what that the Wave Gods didn’t cooperate fully during the season – it was still a season of madcap wave obliteration that will go down in the annals of surfing history!
Like it’s poor relation the ASP World Tour, the Shoes Global Title Rampage produced a down to the wire scenario of scintillating jostling for the top six positions in four divisions.
You had to be there with your 3D glasses on to believe that a set of world skirmishes for No 1 slot could be so tantalisingly brilliant.
So close were the pointscores at the end that Club mathematician Greg Jack Horner had to reach out to Silicon Valley to have the final numbers verified by the world’s super computer.
At one stage, the experts thought they might have to dig up Einstein to facilitate the final count. In the end, Shoes Accountant extraordinaire Mark Campbell, who also masquarades as Club Marketing Manager, simply put two and two together to arrives at the following results:
Jesse Horner – 101
Jarrod Horner – 92
Drew Kelly – 76
Matt Cook – 67
Rhys Moffat – 65
Jacob Boylan – 56
Nathan Hatheier – 40
Harrison Martin – 35
Andrew Petoumenos – 33
Ben Boylan – 26
Jedd Felice – 26
Nathan Martin – 24
Travis Heaps – 108.5
Lachlan Hickey – 96.5
Xavier Izzard – 85
Dion Earle – 83.85
Ethan Jackson – 69.5
Shannon Hatheier – 66.5
Greg Ferrow – 48
Pete Rackemann – 47
Cameron Timewell – 40
Greg Horner – 38
Mark Campbell – 32
John Murray – 30
So now that the dyes have been cast, the Bookies have paid out, and Santa Claus is getting ready to roll, the final chapter is the Night of Nights at the South Cronulla Bowling Club – when every Shoes member and their families and friends salute the Best of the Best in 2012.
Blast-off from 6pm. The Club is again subsidising the dinner and drinks. Adults only $10 and Kids (16 and under) $5.
And don’t forget our wonderful Sponsors
Best dental care (Dr John Murray)
Gorgeous organic foods(Only Organic)
Super financial support and tax return advice (WJ Partners)
Delicious food and drinking (Northies)
Unreal surf tours(Tengirri Surf Charters)
Top notch Construction work (Lipman Construction)
Ace surfboards (PCC Surfboards)
Awesome surfgear (Puresea Surf Shop)
Switched on property sales (Belle Property)
Terrific board shorts, legropes (STC)
Great signage (Gando Signs)
Excellent surfwear and boards (Cronulla Surf Design)
Dreamy yoga classes (Hot Yogi Australia)
Best snags in the world (Leo Payne the Sausage King)