Dubai Shamaal – Hello Australia! (** Results AND Video **)

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The Aussies are back with a vengeance, taking three of the top five spots in today's US$130,000 Dubai Shamaal Surfski race.

Tim Jacobs

Tim Jacobs wins the 2008 Dubai Shamaal (Pic: Alain Jaques)

Hot & Flat

The day started with an encouraging wind from the WNW but it died as the fleet arrived at the windward buoy and the race became a hard, hot slog back to the mainland.

The start of the race was problematic as the paddlers kept false starting - but the starter eventually got the fleet away and Aussie Jeremy Cotter charged immediately with Hank McGregor in close pursuit. 

Thule Gates

Jeremy was first past the Thule gates, earning product and $1,000 in the process. The two men were leading by about 50m at the turn but things fell apart for the number one seed, Hank McGregor, at that point when he took a line too close to shore, leaving the rest of the field to benefit from the cleaner waves further out to sea.

Dubai Shamaal 2008

Tim Jacobs and a delighted Clint Pretorius at the finish (Pic: Alain Jaques)

Taking the Right Line

As Cotter tired, Tim Jacobs came through to lead the race.  South African Clint "Lightee" Pretorius, meanwhile, taking the advice of local paddlers, headed out to sea on the extreme left of the fleet.  As the race approached the harbor, Clint moved to within 30m of Tim Jacobs, but he just couldn't overtake the big Australian.

As Jacobs crossed the line he launched his paddle like a javelin and lifted his arms in triumph...

In the women's race, Australian Kirsty Holmes took the women's Thule Gate, but wasn't strong enough over the distance to hold off the South African duo of Michelle Eray and Alexa Cole.

Michelle Eray

Michelle Eray won the women's race. (Pic: Alain Jaques)

The first junior across the line was Grant van der Walt.

Grant van der Walt

Grant vd Walt - Juniors winner (Pic Alain Jaques)


Race Video

 

 


Results:

Men

  1. Tim Jacobs (Aus)
  2. Clint Pretorius (SA)
  3. Jeremy Cotter (Aus)
  4. Caine Eckstein (Aus)
  5. Dawid Mocke (SA)

Women

  1. Michelle Eray (SA)
  2. Alexa Cole (SA)
  3. Kirsty Holmes (Aus)

Juniors

  1. Grant vd Walt (SA)
  2. Jayden Alford-Loots (SA)
  3. Luke Chalupsky (SA)

Gallery images below by Wouter Kingma - http://www.orangeexpressions.com/

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Official Results

 

# Lastname Firstname Club Country Finish Diff
1. Jacobs Tim Male Australia 1:42:39.71  
2. Pretorius Clint Male South Africa 1:43:03.98 +24.27
3. Cotter Jeremy Male Australia 1:43:46.49 +1:06.78
4. Eckstien Caine Male Australia 1:44:05.67 +1:25.96
5. Mocke Dawid Male South Africa 1:46:26.70 +3:46.99
6. Stewart Murray Male Australia 1:46:41.64 +4:01.93
7. Jarrott Kirk Male Australia 1:47:24.75 +4:45.04
8. Bouman Matt Male South Africa 1:47:38.90 +4:59.19
9. Bartho Daryl Male South Africa 1:48:02.11 +5:22.40
10. Chalupsky Herman Male South Africa 1:48:27.93 +5:48.22
11. McGregor Hank Male South Africa 1:48:45.15 +6:05.44
12. Schilperoort Thomas Male South Africa 1:48:56.65 +6:16.94
13. Chalupsky Oscar Male South Africa 1:49:11.59 +6:31.88
14. Sarson Brendon Male Australia 1:49:13.96 +6:34.25
15. Lewin Barry Male South Africa 1:49:35.25 +6:55.54
16. Nesbit Ashley Male Australia 1:49:47.96 +7:08.25
17. Anderson Mark Male Australia 1:50:06.64 +7:26.93
18. Wallace Kenny Male Australia 1:51:05.25 +8:25.54
19. Crowe Jonathan Male UAE  1:51:26.74 +8:47.03
20. Wildemann Richard Male South Africa 1:52:26.96 +9:47.25
21. Dolan Patrick Male Hawaii 1:52:43.78 +10:04.07
22. Woods Steve Male South Africa 1:52:44.17 +10:04.46
23. Szadovszki Zsolt Male US 1:53:04.29 +10:24.58
24. Fouhy Ben Male New Zealand 1:53:11.23 +10:31.52
25. Brockhurst Marcus Male Australia 1:54:02.40 +11:22.69
26. Walt Grant Male South Africa 1:54:12.65 +11:32.94
27. Gardiner Dean Male Australia 1:54:17.72 +11:38.01
28. Bertran Albert Male Spain 1:54:43.53 +12:03.82
29. Louw Greg Male South Africa 1:54:57.04 +12:17.33
30. Larsen Eirik Male Norway 1:55:23.22 +12:43.51
31. Fernandez Manuel Male Spain 1:57:14.30 +14:34.59
32. Loots Jayden Male South Africa 1:58:14.01 +15:34.30
33. Jaka Jazbec Male Italy 1:59:30.02 +16:50.31
34. Fifils Franck Male Guadeloupe 1:59:47.06 +17:07.35
35. Lawler Ivan Male UK 2:01:46.39 +19:06.68
36. Carlisle Mat Male South Africa 2:01:47.90 +19:08.19
37. Greben Gleb Male UAE  2:02:11.90 +19:32.19
38. Eray Michele Female South Africa 2:02:22.28 +19:42.57
39. Naert Vincent Male Belgium 2:02:42.50 +20:02.79
40. Brabants Tim Male UK 2:02:54.28 +20:14.57
41. Chalupsky Luke Male South Africa 2:03:53.15 +21:13.44
42. Campbell Colin Male UAE  2:04:04.16 +21:24.45
43. Klok Robert Male UAE  2:04:47.76 +22:08.05
44. Fenton Graeme Male UAE  2:05:19.26 +22:39.55
45. Glickman Joe Male US 2:06:03.00 +23:23.29
46. Lombard Alexa Female South Africa 2:06:04.70 +23:24.99
47. Holmes Kirsty Female Australia 2:06:33.48 +23:53.77
48. Gomes Jorge Male Portugal 2:07:02.52 +24:22.81
49. Hawkey Jenna Female UK 2:07:17.93 +24:38.22
50. Nel Gerhard Male UAE  2:07:33.80 +24:54.09
51. O'Higgins Peter Male UAE  2:07:54.35 +25:14.64
52. Dunstan Andrew Male UAE  2:08:11.25 +25:31.54
53. Irvine Brett Male UK 2:08:53.77 +26:14.06
54. Sistiaga Ekaitz Male Spain 2:09:13.29 +26:33.58
55. Spalding Lauren Female Hawaii 2:09:21.59 +26:41.88
56. Burn Oliver Male South Africa 2:09:37.06 +26:57.35
57. Beuster Warren Male South Africa 2:09:38.80 +26:59.09
58. Lee William Male UAE  2:09:58.15 +27:18.44
59. Holliday Brad Male Oman 2:10:28.09 +27:48.38
60. Johnson Carter Male US 2:10:40.42 +28:00.71
61. Eder Michelle Female South Africa 2:10:54.58 +28:14.87
62. Howes Richard Male UAE  2:11:17.89 +28:38.18
63. Dingley Jon Male Hong Kong 2:11:26.41 +28:46.70
64. Clephane Ross Male UAE  2:11:51.51 +29:11.80
65. Wiseman Mike Male UAE  2:12:05.23 +29:25.52
66. Norton Alan Male UAE  2:12:59.05 +30:19.34
67. D'Aubrey Andrew Male UAE  2:13:02.82 +30:23.11
68. Farrell Ben Male UK 2:14:08.40 +31:28.69
69. Fitzgibbons Corry Male US 2:14:35.65 +31:55.94
70. Liebenberg Rudi Male UAE  2:15:31.04 +32:51.33
71. Simpson Alexander Male UAE  2:16:09.66 +33:29.95
72. Zlatarev Boyan Male Bulgaria 2:16:29.25 +33:49.54
73. Rosenquist Paul Male Sweden 2:16:31.53 +33:51.82
74. Bestic Rory Male UAE  2:16:42.72 +34:03.01
75. Veckranges Natalie Female South Africa 2:17:40.88 +35:01.17
76. Leeck Bernd Male Germany 2:18:55.78 +36:16.07
77. Johnston Brett Male UAE  2:19:15.54 +36:35.83
78. Holmes Haydn Male UAE  2:19:27.07 +36:47.36
79. Winter Donna Female South Africa 2:19:43.34 +37:03.63
80. Clephane Scott Male UAE  2:20:18.23 +37:38.52
81. Manfroni Antje Female South Africa 2:20:24.89 +37:45.18
82. Cottino Carlo Male UAE  2:20:25.56 +37:45.85
83. Kingon Ian Male UAE  2:20:32.52 +37:52.81
84. Swart Ben Male UAE  2:20:46.29 +38:06.58
85. Gordon Stuart Male UAE  2:22:03.44 +39:23.73
86. Croft Michael Male UAE  2:22:46.80 +40:07.09
87. Aguiar Rui Male Spain 2:23:32.28 +40:52.57
88. Lacock Roland Male UAE  2:23:48.30 +41:08.59
89. Harvey Nigel Male UAE  2:24:16.58 +41:36.87
90. Henry Dominic Male Mauritius 2:24:31.65 +41:51.94
91. Johnston Brayton Male UAE  2:25:51.67 +43:11.96
92. Botha Johann Male UAE  2:26:08.66 +43:28.95
93. Priyankara Asanka Male UAE 2:26:52.22 +44:12.51
94. Hague Ian Male UK 2:27:28.19 +44:48.48
95. Brand Charles Male South Africa 2:27:29.99 +44:50.28
96. Randall Wayne Male UAE  2:28:14.53 +45:34.82
97. Wallis Darren Male UAE  2:29:12.31 +46:32.60
98. Currey Jason Male UAE  2:29:37.50 +46:57.79
99. Lewis Barry Male South Africa 2:29:56.71 +47:17.00
100. Mumberson Gaven Male UAE  2:30:08.03  

 


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