Day two of the Australian Bodyboard Titles continued today as some of Australia’s most promising bodyboarders fought to avoid elimination and edge closer towards the final rounds.
Rory Nelson (Cape Burney, WA) scored the day’s highest single wave score in the first round of the Open Drop Knee division, posting an impressive 8.75 (out of a possible 10 points). The West Australian native took full advantage of the wedgey lefthand peaks to display his power and smooth transitions and as a result sealed himself a spot straight into the semi-finals.
Also claiming wins in the opening Open Drop Knee exchanges was NSW duo Zachary Armytage (Wombarra, NSW) and local Matt Sullivan (Coffs Harbour, NSW) who both put on impressive displays of textbook Drop Knee turns to cement a position into the semi-finals.
Buzz Van-Der Waal (Kingscliff, NSW) and Patrick Franklyn (Fremantle, WA) both engaged in one of the most exciting battles of the event so far, with both surfers posting excellent scores (eight points and above) in the opening Grommets (Under-14) first round exchange. Both Van-Der-Waal and Franklyn appeared to be men on a mission as they both notched up the previously mentioned scores and finished in first and second respectively. The two surfers will meet again in their second final.
Perennial event standout Adam Keegan (Marcoola, Qld) had another brilliant day in Coffs Harbour, smashing his way to tomorrow’s semi-finals. Keegan put on the sort of performance expected from a former professional bodyboarder, throwing down a combination of massive manoeuvres to claim the win in his opening Masters (Over-35) heat.
The Australian Surf Festival will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am. The event hotline number is 0458 247 212 which will leave a voice recorded message each morning of the event.
Australian Surf Festival – Coffs Harbour, NSW – July 29 – 15 August, 2016
– Opening Ceremony – July 29
– Australian Surfmasters Titles – July 30 – August 3
– NRMA Holiday Parks Australian Longboard Titles – August 3 – 11
– Australian Logger Titles – August 8 – 11
– Australian Bodyboard Titles – August 11 – 15
The 2016 Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly supported by Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Coast Tourism, NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Park, The Hoey Moey, Nikon, Toyota, Pacific Longboarder, NBN, Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.
The Hoey Moey serves as the social hub for the 2016 Australian Surf Festival and hosts a large range of presentations and opening ceremonies.
For more information, please visit: www.australiansurffestival.com
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