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First batch of champs crowned at Tradies Surfmaters

Tradies Surfmaster, National Roads & Motorists Association
Tradies Surfmasters event site © Ethan Smith / SNSW



Tradies Surfmaters

Tradies Surfmaters
Wanda Beach, Cronulla
1 - 2 November, 2014

Day one of the Tradies Surfmasters presented by NRMA rolls

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 November, 2014 - Wanda Beach, Cronulla: The 2014 Tradies Surfmasters presented by the National Roads & Motorists' Association (NRMA) crowned the champions of the longboard, SUP and kneeboard divisions in clean two-to-three foot waves at Wanda Beach today.

2014 NSW Over-40’s State SUP Champion Andrew Cassidy (Mona Vale) dominated the field in the Over-40s SUP division, successfully posting a 14.83 heat total (out of a possible 20 points). The solid heat total left fellow finalist and runner-up Gareth Grant (Collaroy) chasing a solid 9.84 wave score to take the lead from Cassidy.
2013 Over-45 Tradies Longboard Champion Paul Detmold (Miranda) surfed down a division this year and managed to claim the Over-40s Longboard division with a series of respectable scores. Despite the best efforts of runner-up Rod Aulburn (Fairlight), Detmold’s razor sharp turns proved too much for his opposition as he ran away with the win.
Glenn Moore (Loftus) managed to lock in an impressive win in the Over-45 Mens Longboard. The local natural-footer posted two heat totals in excess of 11.00 points to take respective wins across his dual finals.
Maroubra locals George Haskas and Wayne Dive went neck and neck for victory in the Over-50 Mens longboard with both surfers trading off a series of solid scores. However, when the final heat wrapped up it was Haskas who got the nod by 1.00 point over his fellow Maroubra finalist.
Cronulla Beachfest will continue to see food and wine stalls, nostalgic cars, swimwear parades and live music in Dunningham Park tomorrow. The family friendly festival is thanks to Jumbo events. For more information on the festival check out
The surfing event is fully mobile in the Cronulla area with North Cronulla Beach, Elouera Beach, Wanda Beach, South Cronulla Beach all venue options. The shortboard component of the event will kick off tomorrow at approximately 7.30am. The daily running schedule and contest location will be confirmed on the event hotline (0458 247 212) after 6:45am each day of the event.
The 2014 Tradies Surfmasters presented by the National Roads & Motorists' Association is proudly supported by Tradies, NRMA, Sutherland Shire Council, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, HIF, Carve, Ohana Ocean Athletics, Coastalwatch Plus and Surfing NSW.

1 – Andrew Cassidy (Mona Vale)
2 – Gareth Grant (Collaroy)
3 – Tony Boyd (Cronulla)
4 – John Mingram (Cronulla)
1 – Gavin Colman (Taren Point)
2 – Grant Dennis (Maroubra)
3 – Craig Tinsley (East Maitland)
Over-40 Longboard
1 – Paul Detmold (Miranda)
2 – Rod Aulburn (Fairlight)
3 – Adam Baker (Botany)
4 – Mick Craze (Nowra North)
Over-45 Longboard
1 – Glenn Moore (Loftus)
2 – Tony Boyd (Cronulla)
3 – Tim Hutton (Newport)
4 – Laurie Miller (Matraville)
Over-50 Longboard
1 – George Haskas (Maroubra)
2 – Wayne Dive (Maroubra)
3 – Rob Smith (Caringbah)
4 – Laurie Studdert (Cronulla)
Over-55 Longboard
1 – Jon Lavers (Cronulla)
2 – Wayne McAree (Woolooware)
Over-60 Longboard
1 – Rod Menzies (Cronulla)
2 – John Mingram (Cronulla)
3 – Col Barry (Forestville)
4 – Dave Wilson (Ulladulla)
Tradies is a values based organisation with our main objective to provide each and every visitor with an exceptional experience. At Tradies our core purpose is community support and in 2009 alone, Tradies donated over $400,000 to local community and sporting groups.

Tradies staff are committed to helping those in need and this is illustrated by the Community Service Volunteer Program where staff donate their time and wages to help local community groups.

Ethan Smith

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