Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW
NSW Longboard Titles
North Boomerang Beach, New South Whales, Australia
18 - 21 June, 2014
Solid scores locked in on day two of Australian Skin Cancer Clinics
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 June, 2014 - Great Lakes, Boomerang Beach : Competitors revelled in near perfect two-to-three foot waves on day two of The Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF at North Boomerang Beach today. Some of NSW’s best longboarders tore into the playful peaks as they attempted to qualify for the upcoming Australian Surf Festival in Coffs Harbour in August.
The first round of the Open Men kicked the morning off with a handful of competitors trading blows in the punchy conditions. Harley Ingleby (Emerald Beach) showed why he was a former World Champion when he performed a series of clinical and technical power turns to lock in a near perfect heat total of 19.43 (out of a possible 20 points) in the Open Mens division. As a result, the 2009 World Champion booked his spot straight into the second round, where he is set to face Nick Farago and Joel Skinner.
Other Open Men winners included Jarod Eason (Burraneer), Steve Mills (Byron Bay), Kai Ellice-Flint (Ettalong Beach) and Ruben Roxburgh (Evans Head).
Picking up where Harley left off, Nick Farago (Corrimal) tore apart the opening round of the Loggers division locking in three scores in the excellent range. Farago came out all guns blazing and was able to lock in a 7.83 (out of a possible ten points), an 8.83 and the events only perfect ten-point ride. Consequently, Farago had his fellow opponents chasing an 18.84 two-wave combination to knock him from the winning spot. Farago also managed to notch up a runner-up finish in the opening round of the Open Mens Longboard.
“I didn’t think I would get scores like that,” said Farago. “I think that scoreline is one of the best I’ve ever had. The waves have been really fun here at Boomerang and everyone seems to be pretty happy with this years location. My goal is to hopefully make the final by the Sunday, but I’m just taking it one step at a time at the moment.”
Surfing across a handful of different divisions, Steve Mills made his intentions clear, claiming wins in the opening rounds of the Open Loggers, Over-40 Loggers, Over-35 Men, Open Mens and the Over-40 Men.
2013 Australian Over-35 Womens champion Debbie Allan (Noraville) showed similar form to that she showed last year at the Australian Surf Festival when she locked in a heat total of 16.04. The natural-footer performed an eclectic mix of manoeuvres which put her in a solid position ahead of the second Over-35 Womens final.
The 2014 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF runs from the 18th - 21st June – just after the HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat – and prior to the Australian Kneeboard Titles on June 22nd.
Due to the eclectic variety of waves in the Great Lakes area, the event is fully mobile and can be held anywhere between the Pacific Palms region and Tuncurry. Surfing NSW intends to mix up locations for the event depending on conditions and will seek the most appropriate waves for the discipline.