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NSW Cadet Cup kicks off at Soldiers Beach in tricky conditions

Kyuss King snapping away in his round one heat © SNSW/Smith



HIF NSW Open State Titles & Cadet Cup

Surfing NSW
Soldiers Beach, Central Coast, Australia
11 - 13 April, 2014

Cadets power through tricky surf at HIF NSW Caded Cup

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 April, 2014 - The HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup kicked off today with the Cadets making light work of the tricky one-foot Soldiers Beach peaks.

The Cadet component has attracted over 60 boys and girls in the Under-14 and Under-16 divisions.

Wade Clemens (Bateau Bay), Kurtis Vaughan (Bateau Bay) and Sandon Whittaker (Avoca) flew the flag for the local surfing contingent, with all surfers locking in substantial scores to move through to tomorrow’s semi-finals.

Clemens locked in the highest heat score of the Under-16 Boys (17.33 out of a possible 20 points) in his round 2 heat; for a combination of forehand hooks and cutbacks. As a result, the Bateau Bay goofy-footer took the first place from event favourite, Kyuss King (Byron Bay).

Both Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads) and Macy Callaghan (Avoca) set themselves up for a finals berth tomorrow after both surfers claimed solid victories in their round one heats. Both Callaghan and Lock will meet Bella Wilton (Manly) and Kiara Meredith (Barrack Heights) in tomorrow’s Under-16 Girls final.

Lennox Chell (Avoca), Jay Brown (Lilli Pilli), Zac Paterson (Avoca) and Keanu Miller (Bulli) all impressed the judges when they effortlessly managed to link together chains of turns in their round one Under-14 Boys heats.

Avalon sisters Cedar and Bodhi Leigh-Jones set themselves up for a sisterly battle in their semi-finals when they both claimed their respective round one heats. The two talented sisters will meet Newcastle’s Sockie Norris when the heat kicks off.

A group of students from the Central Coast Health Youth Services participated in Surfing NSW’s Indigenous Surfing Program (ISP) under the expert guidance of former Australian Champion and local Indigenous surfer Russell Molony, renowned local surfer and coach Sandra English and the Terry McDermott Surf School.

Results of the HIF NSW Open State Titles will determine the Open Male and Open Female NSW team for the 2014 Australian Surf Festival in August at Coffs Harbour.

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.

Ethan Smith

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