Deus Old Mal

The Deus Customs Old Mal is sure to be one of the events to watch at the 2022 Noosa Festival of Surfing.

The term ‘Old Mal’ articulates that surfers will compete on boards shaped pre-1968 and is the one every surfer wants to win!

Many of these surfboards were shaped by household names like McTavish, Keyo, Hayden, Bill Wallace and Dick Brewer just to name a few. They all feature as part of the gloss around this prestigious event and seeing the boards lined up on the beach bring a sense of nostalgia and excitement to the shores of Noosa for competition honouring those before us.

This event is for the surfboard enthusiast or anyone new to the sport. Get a surfing history lesson while watching some world-class surfers go at it on perfect First Point runners.

Some of the surfers we think stand a very big chance at winning this coveted event in 2022 include Harrison Roach, who is a multiple Old Mal winner, Matt Chojnaki who is the current back to back champion, local ripper Zye Norris, his wife Sierra Norris and our two dark horses Jack Norton & Deus team rider Jared Mell.

2022 Competitors:

  1. Matt Chojnacki
  2. Harrison Roach
  3. Matt Cuddihy
  4. Bowie Pollard
  5. Alex Bullpitt
  6. Jack Norton
  7. Zye Norris
  8. Clinton Guest
  9. Jared Mell
  10. Ambrose McNeill
  11. Thomas Bexon
  12. Tom Payne
  13. Dylan Macleod
  14. Tom Morat
  15. Riley Thomson
  16. Archie Doble
  17. Dallas Rogers
  18. Lachie Meakes
  19. Sierra Lerback
  20. Jude Bell
  21. Mason Schremmer
  22. Fraser Biden
  23. Jonah Couper
  24. Kaiden Smales
  25. Stuey Jeays
  26. Lennix Currie
  27. Kirra Molnar
  28. Duncan Herbert
  29. Johan Jarvi
  30. Andrew Tyler
  31. JP Willis
  32. Reid Johnson
  33. Paul Black


  • Old Mal - R1 & Requalifiers Friday 11th March
    Old Mal - QF & SF Saturday 12th March
    Old Mal - FINAL Sunday 13th March

One to Watch

Harrison Roach

Harrison was the winner of the 2020 Old Mal division and will be looking at winning back the title off Matt Chojnacki who won the event in 2021. Skillful on any surfboard from hybrid shortboards to logs from the 60's! He is the one to watch not only in this division but all the others he enters year in year out.

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