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NSW Bodyboard State Titles pumps through round two

Anthony Thurlow (Nelson Bay) © Ethan Smith/SNSW



NSW Bodyboard State Titles

Surfing NSW
Crowdy Head, NSW, Australia
11 - 13 July, 2014

Crowdy Head delivers for first day of NSW Bodyboard Titles

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 July, 2014 - Solid four-to-five foot waves rolled into the southern side of Crowdy Head for the first day of the second event of the NSW Bodyboard State Titles.

Bodyboarders in the Junior Men kicked the morning off in style with a handful of participants trading blows in the throaty conditions.

NSW Bodyboard State Titles event one Open Men champion, Joe Bourke (Copacabana) was able to lock in a round one win in the Junior Boys division, which allowed him to bypass any requalification heats. Joe was awarded a respectable heat total of 13.00 points (out of a possible 20 points) to lock in his spot in the next round.

Other winners in the first round of the Junior Boys included: Hugh Mcphail (Mona Vale), Pascoe Jennings (Mona Vale), Keiran Riches (Coffs Harbour), Shayden Shrader (Port Macquarie) and Darcy Bourke (Copacabana).

Anthony Thurlow (Nelson Bay) locked in the highest heat score of the morning in the Cadets division. The talented bodyboarder threw down an eclectic mix of technical manoeuvres to post a 13.76 heat total. As a result, Thurlow booked his position in the upcoming quarterfinals.

Liam Lucas (Clovelly), Nathan Wilson (Kiama Downs), Isacc Evans (Port Macquarie) and Jordan Lickley (Port Macquarie) all joined Thurlow in the winners circle when they claimed victory in the first round of the Cadets division.

On Thursday 10 July, Surfing NSW coordinated a free coaching day with professional bodyboarder and IBA World Tour competitor David Winchester.

Winchester - who is a multiple World Tour event champion - offered a wealth of knowledge to the grassroots bodyboarding community through the coaching and development clinic.

Total points from the previous round in Kiama and this event in Harrington will be tallied and used to select the team to represent NSW at the 2014 national titles, which will take place at the Australian Surf Festival in Coffs Harbour in August.

Surfing NSW will implement a free club challenge at the second State Title round with the winning club from the round claiming $250.00 and the overall winner from both rounds claiming $500.00. The second club challenge will take place on Saturday, 12 July.

Competition will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.

Ethan Smith

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