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New South Wales crowns 'old guard' champions

2014 HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles, Moby's Beachside Retreat, Surfing New South Wales, Boomerang Beach, New South Wales, Grant Hudson, Nichola Turner
Nichola Turner © Smith/SNSW



2014 HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles
Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat 

Surfing New South Wales
Boomerang Beach, New South Wales
12 - 15 June 2014

Nichola Turner crowned Over-35 women's champion

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 June, 2014 - Solid four-to-five foot waves rolled into South Boomerang for the first day of the HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat, where champions were crowned in the Over-35 Women division, Over-55 Men and the Over-35 Single Fin division.

After locking in a series of solid scores in the first Over-35 Womens final, Nichola Turner never looked like losing the overall battle between herself and Susan Levett. After throwing down a chain of manoeuvres on chunky waves with a series of flair and bravado, Turner was able to take two wins across dual finals and was consequently was crowned the Over-35 NSW Womens Champion.

2013 Australian Single Fin Title runner-up Grant Hudson showed his technical prowess in the Single Fin division when he bagged dual wins across both of his six-men finals. The Port Macquarie surfer was able to milk out multiple turns in the throaty waves to topple a talented field that consisted of Michael Crisp, Carl Musker Rob Hazelwood, Jamie Doran and Barry Drewitt.

“I’m over the moon to win another Single Fin title,” said Hudson. “This is the third year running I’ve managed to get a win in the NSW Single Fin titles, so I’m absolutely wrapped. Plus, the amazing scenery and waves here in Pacific Palms are beautiful. It’s been a great day.”

Mark Phelan added another Over-55 Surfmasters Title to his mantelpiece when he took out the prestigious division for the second year on the trot. The Terrigal natural-footer performed a series of cruisey and fluent turns to nab the win ahead of Wayne Kinerson, Wayne Roach and Colin Carr.

The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat will also run back-to-back with the 2014 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF which kicks off from the 17th - 21st June and the Australian Kneeboard Titles on June 22nd.

Surfing NSW intends to mix up locations for the events depending on conditions and will seek the most appropriate waves for each discipline. 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 will also host two Indigenous Surfing Programs in the Great Lakes area, which will provide surf lessons for indigenous participants on Friday,13th of June and Friday, 20th of June. For more information, contact hayley @

Moby's Beachside Retreat will host a free dinner and movie night for competitors on Friday, 13th June. All competitors are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.

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“Australians spend a lot of time in and around our coastal communities, so it makes sense to us at HIF to support water-based activities,” said HIF Managing Director, Graeme Gibson.  “And surfing is such a fantastic water sport and is synonymous with a healthy lifestyle.”

Moby's Beachside Retreat is the official event venue for accommodation. Deals and packages are available for competitors. 

Over-35 Single Fin
1 – Grant Hudson (Port Macquarie)
2 – Michael Crisp (Cronulla)
3 – Carl Musker (Collaroy Plateau)
4 – Rob Hazelwood (Narrabeen)
5 – Jamie Doran (Anna Bay)
6 – Barry Drewitt (Lake Cathie)

Over-55 Men
1 – Mark Phelan (Terrigal)
2 – Wayne Kinerson (Scotts Head)
3 – Wayne Roach (Mirimbula)
4 – Colin Carr (Port Kembla)

Over-35 Women
1 – Nichola Turner (Cronulla)
2 – Susan Levett (Manly)

The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat, The Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF and Round 2 of the Australian Kneeboard Titles are proudly supported by HIF, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Be the Influence, Moby's Beachside Retreat, Great Lakes Council, Great Lakes Tourism, Be the Influence, Coastalwatch Plus, Carve, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.

Ethan Smith

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