The May event scored a top day of sun, surf and sensation, with a big turn-out of competitors.
The battle for the Open title is really hotting up, with Matt Cook, Jack Irvin and Jarrod Hormer booking a place in the final to improve their position on the leader board.
But giving the males a real run for their money was Mel Withers, who turned on the fireworks in her heat, semi-final and final appearances to nail an overall third placing.
“That’s my best result in four years at Shoes, so I was pretty happy,” said Mel. “The waves were on and off all day, so there was a big luck of the draw aspect, but it was good to get quite a lot of manoeuvres in.”
Cookie was consistent and radical throughout to claim first place, just ahead of Jarrod, who had his big bottom turns and slashes on display at critical times.
Jack Irvin, who reportedly has had a world record 17 boards snap on him in the past six months, rode well in sections to land a fourth.
Meanwhile, Peter Greig pulled off a major upset to win through to the final and claim 5th overall to pitchfork him into the Top 10.
Jack still has a two point break from Matt Holman on the championship ladder, followed by Jarrod, Cookie, Drew Kelly and Marty Shipley.
JESSE GOES TWO FOR TWO
Jesse Horner made the most of the tricky, clean conditions to clinch his second straight win in the Junior final to give him a seven point lead on the 2009 championship.
Horner the Younger had his three manoeuvre combos going off to get the better of a fast improving Reece Moffat (2nd), Jacob Boylan (3rd) and Tyler Barnes (5th).
BEN IS BOILING
Ben Boylan has opened up a commanding lead on the Super Groms title race, with a total of 32 points after three events.
Benny Boy improved his position with a third placing in the May showdown, pipped by Eathen Jackson and Spencer Barnes, and just ahead of Ned Coleman.
Four riders are locked on 17 points and coming up fast – Jae Withers, Ned Coleman, Nathan Martin and Andrew Petoumenos.
PLEASE NOTE THE JUNE DATES ARE: Sunday 7th and Saturday 27th and 28th.