Blaze Roberts. All photos by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
Tom Payne. All photos by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
21 June 19
The Logger divisions hit the water for the second day of the Port Stephens Surf Festival as the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles edged closer to tomorrow’s finals.
Tom Payne (Empire Bay) and Darcy Crump (Avalon) both put on dominant performances in the Open Men’s Loggers, with both surfers performing an array of traditional turns and nose-rides to claim their opening wins. Both posted a handful of decent scores in the heat to cement the top spots and earn their spot straight into the second round.
Samantha Walker (Queenscliff) showed she’d be one to watch as the event kept going, posting a decent 12.00 two-wave total in the Open Women’s Logger heat. Walker found a handful of lengthy waves in the heat to claim the win against Erin Judd (Macmasters Beach).
Novocastrian goofy-footer Shane Ross’ (Newcastle) decision to head to the northern tip of contest area proved to pay dividends as he smashed apart his opening Over-40 Men’s Loggers. Ross performed a barrage of powerful carves to notch up a 12.1 two-wave heat total and take the top spot in the heat.
Harrison Stewart (Freshwater) got off to an early start in the Junior Loggers, finding a handful of decent waves in the opening stages of the heat. Stewart finished the heat with a respectable 10.47 two-wave total and the opening heat win.
Over 200 competitors will surf over this six-day Port Stephens Surf Festival, commencing each morn at 7:30am, with schedule and location confirmed via the hotline 0458 247 212.
- REPORT BY ETHAN SMITH / SURFING NSW
The Port Stephens Surf Festival is proudly supported by Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Port Stephens Council, Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach, Carve, H2Coco, Mothernest, Wanderers Retreat, Murrays Brewery, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.