HIF NSW Open State Titles
Surfing New South Wales
Shelly Beach, Central Coast New South Wales
12 - 13 April 2014
Cadet Champs Crowned at HIF NSW Open State Titles
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 April, 2014 - Shelly Beach, Central Coast - A drastic increase in swell saw day two of the NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup relocate from Soldiers Beach to North Shelly Beach. Surfers in the Cadet Cup component of the event battled it out in the wild five-to-six foot waves as they attempted to claim victory in the inaugural Cadet divisions.
Jack Murray (Lennox Head) made his journey south worthwhile when he took down an in-form field to claim the Under-16 Boys Cadet Cup final. The Lennox Head natural-footer found several diamonds in the rough and managed to notch up a respectable heat total of 10.2 (out of a possible 20 points). Despite leading the battle for the majority of the heat, local surfer Kurtis Vaughan (Bateau Bay) was forced to settle for second position when Murray posted a 7.83 wave score (out of a possible 10 points) in the closing minutes of the final.
Fellow North Coast surfer Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads) successfully claimed the Under-16 Girls final after a tight battle with local surfer Macy Callaghan (Avoca). The North Coast goofy-footer locked in a 12.03 heat total for a combination of powerful and free-flowing forehand cutbacks.
Jay Brown’s (Lilli Pilli) powerful forehand carves proved to be his deadly weapon in the Under-14 Boys final. The goofy-footer managed to negotiate the tricky lineup with relative ease and as a result was awarded a 9.57 heat total. Despite moments of brilliance Keanu Miller (Bulli) had to settle for second place with a heat total of 7.37.
After an impressive performance in yesterday’s event, Avalon sisters Bodhi and Cedar Leigh-Jones continued to carry their momentum through today’s Under-14 Girls final and as a result managed to nab first and second respectively.
Local surfer Shane Holmes (North Entrance) blew away his competition in the Opens division successfully bagging himself a 14.33 heat total; the highest of the Open division so far. The talented natural footer linked together a series of technical and stylish turns to post the score and book his spot into round two tomorrow.
Dayyan Neve (Manly) showed why he was a former World Championship Tour surfer successfully executing a series of powerful turns and hooks on tricky waves. The Manly surfer will face Jesse Adam (Merewether), Blake Levett (Manly) and Liam Sandman (Forresters Beach) in round two tomorrow.
Other heat winners in the Open division included Nic Squires (Corrimal), Jamai Evans (Narrabeen), Jesse Adam (Merewether), Jonnie Keith (Blue Bay), Sam Jones (Manly), Pama Davies (Bondi), Dane Atcheson (Avoca), Shannon Brown (Anna Bay), Riley Cadman (Mona Vale), Dean Bowen (Gerroa) and Paul Snow (Bar Beach).
The HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup is a straight knock out format with 50 percent progression across all event divisions.
The HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup is proudly sponsored by Wyong Shire Council and Greater Toukley Vision, both of who are excited to see an elite state-level surfing event return to the idyllic region.
The main base for the HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup is Soldiers Beach, however the event also has the capability to run at Shelly Beach, North Shelly Beach, Lakes Beach and North Entrance. Coastalwatch Plus is the official forecast partner for the event, ensuring all competitors get the best waves possible.
The HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup are sponsored by HIF, Greater Toukley Vision, Wyong Shire Council, Be the Influence, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Coastalwatch Plus, Carve, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.
1 – Jack Murray (Lennox Head)
2 – Kurtis Vaughan (Bateau Bay)
3 – Wade Clemens (Bateau Bay)
4 – Sandon Whittaker (Avoca)
1 – Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads)
2 – Macy Callaghan (Avoca)
3 – Kiara Meredith (Barrack Heights)
4 – Bella Wilton (Manly)
1 – Jay Brown (Lilli Pilli)
2 – Keanu Miller (Bulli)
3 – Sam Stead (Narrabeen)
4 – Lennox Chell (Avoca)
1 – Bodhi Leigh-Jones (Avalon)
2 - Cedar Leigh-Jones (Avalon)
3 – Sabre Norris (Thornton)
4 – Bella Grainger (Collaroy)