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2015 Round 3 Presented By Forster Surf & Sport and The Bellevue Hotel

Posted on 1st May, 2015 in Latest News, Past Events

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Perfect conditions for Round 3

Lest We Forget.

Forster Tuncurry Bodyboarders held their third round of the year on the 26th of April, making the most of some very nice waves and offshore winds all day.

50+ riders turned up at the comp venue to find some long 4ft lefts peeling down the beach. The Groms were first in the water, followed by the Juniors.

The Dunn brothers, Jake and Flynn throwing down early letting everyone know they are serious contenders. Jake Dunn scoring 7's & 8's from the judges, finding a nice set wave and landing two clean rolls with a spin combo. His younger brother Flynn followed in the next heat and boosting into a very clean roll, which the judges were calling roll of the day.

The Masters took to the water a bit earlier than usual as some of the more experienced riders wanted to make the most of the good conditions. Will Kennedy definitely enjoyed himself, surfing like a man possessed, finding barrels and wedging sections to catapult himself off. Ben Fletcher sat himself further out than most, picking off the largest waves he could find.

The Open riders took to the water next with Central Coast's Josh Selmes (last year's champion) taking advantage of the long lefts and spinning himself through his heat; a record 7 spins on the one wave followed by a clean roll!

Kallan Bragg left Newcastle, post ANZAC celebrations early but got stuck in traffic jam. He turned up just as his heat was entering the water and surfed straight through to the next round.

Jumanne Fredricks showing his talent to the judges with wave of the day in the Juniors Semi. Jumanne found a small section which he boosted off into a very clean and high, full rotation ARS.

With a few Senior club members away this round, it was up to more of our Juniors to step up and take on a few extra responsibilities. Josh Aurisch, Jaxon Oakley, Rory Hill, Dan Vercoe and Jake Vercoe worked hard all day at whatever needed doing, even taking on the all-important BBQ duties to keep everyone fed. Well done boys!

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Donz floating on his backhand

The DK final was one of the heats of the year!

The boys making the most of some very fast sections impressing the crowd with some massive forehand and backhand hacks and big off the lip punts. Josh Smith and Kallan Bragg showed just how flawless and fast they can spin, forward or reverse, on the knee, while Tom Donnelly throwing buckets on his backhand and his excellent wave selection finding him some clean barrels.

Flynn Dunn was too strong for the other finalists in the Juniors division. This young man is in fine form and should do very well in round 2 of the state titles in Kiama.

The offshore was howling by the time the Opens riders hit the water for their final, and it was a nail biter. Kallan Bragg showing his prone game is as strong as his DK, taking out 1st. There was only 0.1 between second and third, a very excited Ben Fletcher, in his first Opens final, nudging out Josh Selmes.

FTBA wishes all our riders who are heading to state round 2 in Kiama the best of luck!

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Results For The Day

Dk Final

  • 1st Thomas Donnelly
  • 2nd Kallan Bragg
  • 3rd Josh Smith
  • 4th Josh Aurisch

Groms Final

  • 1st Mitch Welstead
  • 2nd Jake Vercoe
  • 3rd Rory Hill
  • 4th Jaxon Oakley

Juniors

  • 1st Flynn Dunn
  • 2nd Jumanne Fredericks
  • 3rd Grant Gardner
  • 4th Jeremy Coombes

Open Men

  • 1st Kallan Bragg
  • 2nd Ben Fletcher
  • 3rd Josh Selmes
  • 4th Josh Smith

Masters

  • 1st William Kennedy
  • 2nd Ben Fletcher
  • 3rd Simon Patterson
  • 4th Daniel Smith

Massive thank you to all 2015 sponsors:

  • Forster Surf & Sport
  • The Bellevue Hotel
  • Hogs Breath Forster
  • Golden Age Media
  • OtterBox
  • Grand Flavour
  • Anthony Murphy Photography
  • Sam Elbourne Photo
  • Unite Clothing
  • Raw Edge Photography
  • Matilda Blue
  • Da Boogie Man
  • Colleen's Bakery
  • Caught By Eve
  • Primary Screen Printing
  • Salty Threads
  • ‎Riptide Bodyboard Magazine
  • Great Lakes Advocate

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