Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW
NSW Longboard Titles
North Boomerang Beach, New South Whales, Australia
18 - 21 June, 2014
Jack Entwistle into tomorrow's Open Mens semi-final
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 June, 2014 - For the third day in a row, fun and punchy waves greeted competitors at the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF at North Boomerang Beach. Some of NSW’s best longboarders tore into the playful peaks as they attempted to qualify for the upcoming Australian Surf Festival in Coffs Harbour in August.
Jack Entwistle (Manly) made his mark on the Open Mens division, performing a mix of nose-rides and deep forehand carves. The goofy-footer locked in a heat total of 15.17 (out of a possible 20 points) to cement his position in tomorrows semi-finals where he will face off with Kai Ellice-Flint (Ettalong Beach), Ruben Roxburgh (Evans Head) and Hugh Daugaard (Green Point).
Continuing on from the form he showed on day two of competition, 2009 World Champion Harley Ingleby (Emerald Beach) continued to amaze the judges and spectators with an impressive display of innovative and traditional rail manoeuvres. Harley was duly rewarded with a 9.93 (out of a possible ten points), one of the highest single wave scores of the event. As a result, Harley booked his spot into tomorrow’s semi-finals. Fellow standout surfer Nick Farago finished the heat in the runner-up spot.
Seven-time Australian Champion Richard Smith (Sawtell) proved he was the man to beat when he posted heat totals in excess of 17 points in both his quarterfinal and semi-final of the Over-50 Men. The goofy footer will meet Gary Burden (Suffolk Park), Barney Fenasse (Warriewood) and Phil Mansfield (Ocean Shores) in tomorrows final.
Jaya Guy (Valla Beach) engaged in an exciting battle with Jayden McDonald (Dee Why), Jeremy Drewitt (Lake Cathie) and Tom Bennett (Northern Beaches) in the first Requalification heat of the Under-18 Boys division with all surfers locking in a handful of respectable scores, however when the final hooter sounded it was Guy who got the nod over his opposition and earned his spot into tomorrows semi-final.
Sienna Coulter (Balgowlah) took a narrow win in the first final of the Under-16 Girls locking in a heat total of 10.67 to pip Sarah Whilock (Port Macquarie) and Madie Cunico (Collaroy) for the top position. All aforementioned surfers will face each other in tomorrows second final.
Tomorrows event is expected to kick off at 7.30am. 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.