Bob Frith wins Kev Lee Cup

Bob Frith on his way to winning the Kev Lee Cup for the second successive year.

Bob Frith on his way to winning the Kev Lee Cup for the second successive year.

BOBBY Frith made it back-to-back wins in the Kev Lee Cup run by Saltwater Boardriders Club.

Frith won the inaugural contest run last year and retained the cup following a closely contested six man final.

A field of 38 took part in the competition held at Old Bar. This was slightly down on last year.

“But we weren’t disappointed – we knew there were a few people away,’’ Saltwater spokeswoman Kirby Byrne said.

She said the competition was held in clean two to three foot waves which provided some excellent surfing, particularly in the semi-finals.

Kirby said the finalists ranged from surfers in their teens through to veterans Michael Barbarie and Phil Ruprecht.

“That’s the thing about the single fin competition, it gives all the surfers an equal platform,’’ she said.

The club expects to raise more than $3000 for the Manning Hospital’s oncology unit. Kirby said the contest will be run again next year in conjunction with the Old Bar Festival.

“It was really good – a lot of people came down from the festival to watch the surfing,’’ she explained.

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