The 39th Neil Luke Kneeboard Classic went down in Classic Woolamai conditions, with young gun Owen Fairweather taking the win in 2024.

The Fairweather dynasty was the highlight of the competition, with father and son ripping the lefts and rights on offer to pieces.


Mick Devall



A mostly Victorian event in 2024, the surfing was exceptional throughout, with 14 point + heat scores in every round, Dean Bould setting the highest heat total of the event with an 8.17 and 8.33 for a total heat score of 14.50 in the Quarterfinals

Explore all the scores from the day here.



The final was an all Victorian affair (and nearly all Rye!), with Owen taking on Dean, Tim Kadwell and Stan Koefed. Sets were slow to roll through, but when they did, there were four waves in them, allowing each competitor an opportunity and making great viewing for the spectators.

Huge thank you to everyone who helped run the event, and to ReefRat, Mick Devall and Brewdy for allowing the use of their photography.

Bruce Sherlock


(Photo of Brewdy by Mick Devall)