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Surfing - 15. May 2007.

Chelsea Williams wins again in Queensland

24th Annual Malfunction Surf Festival 2007
8th - 13th May
Final Day of Competition - Sunday, 13th May
Contest Location: Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, Queensland

In pumping 1 to 2 metre waves at Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta the Surftech Open Womens Professional Title was won by Chelsea Williams, 21 years old, from Tweed Heads has had an unbeaten run in 2007 and this continued with a sensational display of outstanding backhand tube rides and big backhand re-entries to win her fifth professional title in a row for 2007 and her second final in the 2007 Malfunction Surf Festival, having won the Bic One Board Challenge (Wednesday). Defending champion, Kirsty Webster (Tweed Heads), surfed a great final but was unable to score as highly as Chelsea. Crystal Gersback (Gold Coast) finished third, and Byron Bay's Tessa Davidson finished fourth.

Other winners at the 2007 Malfunction Surf Festival included:
Chelsea Williams, Bic One Board Challenge Womens
Monique Keane (Moffat Beach, Sunshine Coast) in the Seamaster Fishing Charters Under 18 Girls.
Sally Paxton (Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast), Lipton Ice Tea Womens Amateur

Final Places (Left to Right: 1st to 4th in the Pro's, 1st to 6th in all other finals)

Surftech 1* WLT Professional Open Womens Finals: Chelsea Williams (NSW), Kirsty Webster (NSW), Crystal Gersback (QLD), Tessa Davidson (NSW)

Lipton Ice Tea Womens Amateur: Sally Paxton (QLD), Taylor Miller (NSW), Monique Keane (QLD), Bianca Anstiss (QLD), Hayley Doyle (NSW), Quail (QLD)

Seamaster Fishing Charters Under 18 Girls: Monique Keane (QLD), Bianca Anstiss (QLD), Winship Launa (France), Amiya Doyle (QLD), Jess Roberts (QLD), Brodie Doyle (QLD)

Bic One Board Challenge Womens: Chelsea Williams (NSW), Jodie Barsby (NSW), Lisa Nicholson (NSW), Selby Riddle (QLD)

The final day scored yet again on the "Superbank" at Rainbow Bay for the fifth day in a row some of the best surf seen yet for 24th Annual Malfunction Surf Festival.

The 2007 Malfunction Surf Festival had 260 entries in the 17 different divisions from all over Australia and international competitors from 5 different countries making this the biggest Malfunction for several years.

For more information log onto www.malfunction.com.au or www.theislandstyle.com.

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Andrew McKinnon

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