Rob Page in form at NSW Longboard Titles

1988 Pipe Master Rob Page © SNSW/Smith

Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles

Surfing NSW
Port Macquarie, New South Wales
18 - 22 June 2013

Rob Page locks in an 18.30 in his Over-40s Men's heat

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 June, 2013 : - - Fun lefthanders greeted competitors on the second day of the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles. Kicking off the morning were the requalification rounds for the Over-45 and the Over-50 Men.

Over-45 Men’s competitor John Schmidenberg locked in one of the highest heat scores of the event thus far, a 17.84. The Emerald Beach surfer bagged a handful of solid lefts, which included a variety of maneuvers from handstands to barrels. As a result John progressed through to the semi-finals, which will be surfed on Thursday morning.

Schmidenberg recently qualified for the Australian Surf Festival with a solid display of shortboard surfing at the Be the Influence Surfmasters at Great Lakes last week.

Blue Bay’s Daniel Bond took a convincing win in the first Over-65s Men’s final. The talented natural footer threw down an eclectic mix of turns and re-entries to take the lead. Daniel goes into tomorrow’s second final as favourite.

1988 Pipeline Masters Champion and former ISA World Masters competitor, Rob Page showed he was no slouch on a longboard when he dominated his Over-40s Men heat with a combination of speed, power and flow. Robbie managed to snag the highest heat score of the event so far, an 18.30.

“Simply put that’s the best heat I’ve had since 1984,” said Page after his heat. “Three waves – a 9.17, a 7.73 and a 9.13. It’s the best heat I’ve had in 20 years (laughs).”

“I’ve surfed a lot of big Hawaiian boards in the past, so what I did when I went out there was I grabbed my board and thought I’d attack it a similar fashion and fit the board wherever I could put it in on the wave. After I got my first nine-point ride and I realised there was seven minutes to go, I thought, ‘I want to feel another nine.’ I’ve been watching people like Kelly Slater get nines and I wanted to feel that.”

Live scores for the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles are available through Surfing NSW’s Facebook page. Tomorrow’s event will kick off with the Over-35 Men round one. An updated heat draw and running schedule will be available from June 19 at 7.00pm at

Due to the eclectic variety of waves in the Port Macquarie area, the event will be fully mobile and can be held at either: Town Beach, Rainbow Beach, Grants Beach, Flynns Beach, Lighthouse Beach or North Haven. 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.

Event sponsor Australian Skin Cancer Clinics will be giving all competitors, family, staff and spectators a free bulk-billed Skin Cancer check at their Port Macquarie office. Visit Australian Skin Cancer Clinics for more info. For accommodation enquires in Port Macquarie or to see upcoming attractions in the area, contact

All presentations will be held at The Town Green Inn throughout the course of the event. The Town Green Inn is the official event venue and a big supporter of Surfing NSW events in the area. Be sure to check out their lunch and dinner meal specials at

The Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW State Longboard Titles are proudly supported by Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Port Macquarie Council, Port Macquarie Tourism, Town Green Inn, Carve Eyewear, NBN, Port News, 2MC/Star FM and Surfing NSW.

Source: Surfing NSW

Author: Ethan Smith

Tags: State Titles, New South Wales, Skin Cancer Clinics

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