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NSW Longboard Titles crowns 16 new champs

Nick Farago © Surfing NSW




NSW Longboard Titles

NSW Longboard Titles
Great Lakes, North Boomerang Beach, New South Whales
18th - 21st June, 2014 

Australian Skin Cancer Clinics Titles end at North Boomerang

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 June, 2014 - Great Lakes, Boomerang Beach: The 2014 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF saw 16 NSW champions crowned today when the prestigious titles wrapped up in two-foot waves at North Boomerang Beach. 

Despite narrowly escaping elimination in his Open Mens semi-final, 2009 World Champion Harley Ingleby (Emerald Beach) was able to post a 16.30 total in the final to get the win ahead of fellow Coffs Harbour local Paul Scholten, Kai Ellice-Flint (Ettalong) and Jack Entwistle (Manly).

The talented natural-footer proved he was one of the standout performers of the event, not scoring less than 14.00 in any of his heats. All finalists earned there spot on Team NSW for the upcoming Australian Surf Festival in August.

“This is such a consistent part of the east coast and it’s been amazing to have an event here. I’m stoked to win it,” said Ingleby. “It’s been a few years since I’ve done this event, but I definitely wanted to get down here this year because of this location and the fact the Aussie Titles are in my hometown [Coffs Harbour]. All the boys surfed great over the course of the final and it was awesome to share a heat with them.”
After claiming a runner-up finish and a win in the Open Womens finals, Lara Murphy (North Bondi) was able to pip Roisin Carolan (Binna Burra) for the overall Open Womens title. Both surfers locked in heat scores in the 13 point range over both respective finals, however Lara managed to get the win due to her holding a higher heat score. Both surfers booked their spot into the Australian Surf Festival in August.
Five men battled it out for the win in the second Over-35 Mens final, however after the halfway mark of the second final it became apparent it was a two horse race between Craig Munro and Steve Mills. Despite taking out the first final, Mills was unable to post the heat total required to take the overall lead from Munro and had to settle for the runner-up spot.
Brother and sister, Samson and Sienna Coulter (North Balgowlah) claimed the Under-16 Boys and Girls championships. Both surfers locked in wins across both their respective finals to nab the victory. Know primarily for their prowess on shortboards, the Coulters managed to lock in heat totals in excess 15 points and as a result cemented their position as junior NSW Longboard Champions.
Kirrah Cook continued her impressive run through the Under-18 Girls final. The North Coast surfer successfully took a clean sweep in both her finals to edge in front of Lily Ellis (Wooloweyah), Sarah Whilock (Port Macquarie), Madie Cunico (Collaroy) and Madi Daugaard (Green Point).
Joel Skinner (Yamba Waters) took two wins across the Under-18 Boys and Under-18 Boys Loggers. The talented goofy-footer notched up a 16.83 to take out the highly competitive Under-18 Boys division and 14.33 to claim the Loggers.
In the Open Loggers, Nick Farago (Corrimal) left his opposition fighting an uphill battle when he locked in his second perfect ten-point ride of the event as well as posting a near perfect 9.17 ride. Jared Eason (Burraneer) put up a commendable effort, but unfortunately had to settle for the runner-up position with a heat total of 14.66.
Debbie Allan (Noraville) added another NSW Title to her mantelpiece when she took out the Over-35 Womens. Despite scoring an interference in the final, Allan was able to notch up a heat total of 11.29 and still reign supreme over Vivienne Cresswell (Collaroy Plateau), Elizabeth Murray (Smiths Lake) and Kelsey Guy (Valla Beach) who finished in second, third and fourth respectively.
Richard Smith (Sawtell) was able to claim victory across the Over-50 and Over-45 Mens Longboard finals. The six-times Australian Champion locked in multiple scores in the eight and nine point range to get the nod ahead of Gary Burden (Suffolk Park) in the Over-50 Mens and John Schmidenberg (Emerald Beach) in the Over-45 Men.

As a result Smith, booked his spot into the Australian Surf Festival in Coffs Harbour in August where he will battle for a seventh title. The 2014 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF ran from the 18th - 21st June – just after the HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat – and prior to the Australian Kneeboard Titles on June 22nd.

Due to the eclectic variety of waves in the Great Lakes area, the event was fully mobile and could be held anywhere between the Pacific Palms region and Tuncurry. Event sponsor Australian Skin Cancer Clinics were be on site over the course of the event and offered competitors, families, staff and spectators free bulk-billed skin cancer checks.
Moby's Beachside Retreat was the official event venue for accommodation. Deals and packages were available for competitors in all events. Check out or call (02) 6591 0000.
The Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF were proudly supported by HIF, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Be the Influence, Moby's Beachside Retreat, Great Lakes Council, Great Lakes Tourism, Coastalwatch Plus, Carve, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.

Open Men
1 – Harley Ingleby (Emerald Beach)
2 – Paul Scholten (Coffs Harbour)
3 – Kai Ellice-Flint (Ettalong)
4 – Jack Entwistle (Manly)
Open Women
1 – Lara Murphy (North Bondi)
2 – Roisin Carolan (Binna Burra)
3 – Jennifer Arnold (Port Macqaurie)
4 – Debbie Allan (Noraville)
5 – Kirra Perry (Scotts Head)
6 – Lily Ellis (Wooloweyah)
Open Loggers
1 – Nick Farago (Corrimal)
2 – Jared Eason (Burraneer)
3 – Ruben Roxburgh (Evans Head)
4 – Steve Mills (Byron Bay)

Over-35 Men
1 – Craig Munro (Lake Cathie)
2 – Steve Mills (Byron Bay)
3 – Ryan Chelman (Lake Cathie)
4 – Jay Mulherin (Evans Head)
5 – Trevor Skinner (Yamba Waters)
Over- 40 Men
1 – Jason Livingston (Curl Curl)
2 – John Schmidenberg (Emerald Beach)
3 – Steve Mills (Byron Bay)
4 – Craig Munro (Lake Cathie)
Over-45 Men
1 – Richard Smith (Sawtell)
2 – John Schmidenberg (Emerald Beach)
3 – Jason Livingston (Curl Curl)
4 – Steve Mills (Byron Bay)
Over-50 Men
1 – Richard Smith (Sawtell)
2 – Gary Burden (Suffolk Park)
3 – Barney Fenasse (Warriewood)
4 – Phil Mansfield (Ocean Shores)
Over-55 Men
1 – Allan Brown (Bonny Hills)
2 – Mike Pimm (Casuarina)
3 – Glenn Mahoney (Emerald Beach)
4 – Michael Thompson (Evans Head)
Over-60 Men
1 – Garry Taylor (Bonny Hills)
2 – Peter Becker (Palmvale)
3 – Alan Atkins (Suffolk Park)
4 – George Watt (Bonny Hills)
Over-35 Women
1 – Debbie Allan (Noraville)
2 – Vivenne Cresswell (Collaroy Plateau)
3 – Elizabeth Murray (Smiths Lake)
4 – Kelsey Guy (Valla Beach)
Under-18 Boys
1 – Joel Skinner (Yamba Waters)
2 – Declan Wyton (Annandale)
3 – Kurt Wilson  (Port Macquarie)
4 – Jayden Ray (Long Jetty)
Under-18 Girls
1 – Kirrah Cook (Evans Head)
2 – Lily Ellis (Wooloweyah)
3 – Sarah Whilock (Port Macquarie)
4 – Madie Cunico (Collaroy)
5 – Madi Daugaard (Green Point)
Under-16 Boys
1 – Samson Coulter (Balgowlah)
2 – Frank Murphy (Yamba)
3 – Jayden Mcdonald (Dee Why)
4 – Chase Choma (Hallidays Point)
Under-16 Girls
1 – Sienna Coulter (Balgowlah)
2 – Sarah Whilock (Port Macqaurie)
3 – Madie Cunico (Collaroy)
Under-18 Logger
1 – Joel Skinner (Yamba Waters)
2 – Tom Bennett (Brookvale)
3 – Jaya Guy (Valla Beach)
4 – Mitch Hayes (Terrigal)
5 – Jayden Ray (Long Jetty)
6 – Jeremy Drewitt (Lake Cathie)
Over-40 Logger
1 – Richard Smith (Sawtell)
2 – Steve Mills (Byron Bay)
3 – Terry Day (Bondi)
4 – Tony Abood (Kingscliff)

Ethan Smith

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