Australian Hobie Stand Up Team rider Justin Holland won the 2011 Australian Standup Paddleboard Title at Port Macquarie, NSW, in a solid 6 foot swell that tested Australia's best.
The icy winds and challenging conditions, put the best in Australia to the test, big scores opened up the early morning heats before the finals got under way in the afternoon
Justin found himself in a tough final against current Australian Longboard champion Jackson Close and young Keahi de Aboitiz who displayed an array of futuristic aerial maneuvers the renowned kite boarder is known for, and Michael Davies
"I had a pretty good surf the first heat, but I felt like I had more to come, so I swapped boards from my 7’11 CM Ultimate to my 8’3 CM Ultimate for the final and it paid off", said Holland who won with a combined heat total of 15.50 (out of a possible 20).
"I've been stand up paddling for two years now, I had a good result in Tahiti in the world Standup tour and now to be crowned Australian champion, I'm looking forward to the rest of the year" said Holland.