Surfing

Competitors shine in difficult conditions at 2020 NSW Surfmasters

The NSW Surfmasters pres. by Moby’s Beachside Retreat tore through the opening rounds of the younger divisions today with some of the states most talented amateur surfers going nuts in four-to-six foot conditions at Boomerang Beach.
 
Nic Squiers (Corrimal), Matt Hoar (Dalmeny), Mitch Dawkings (Nelson Bay) and Sharpe brothers Cameron and Randall (Shelly Beach) all put on dominant displays of surfing in the opening heats of the Over-35 Mens with all surfers claiming heat wins with a handful of decent wave scores. As a result, all five surfers will bypass the repechage rounds and make their next appearance in the quarterfinals.
 
Over-40s surfer Sean Lancaster (Merewether) found himself at home in the throaty surf, effortlessly nailing turns and snaps in the low-tide conditions. Lancaster was duly rewarded with a solid 7.50 wave score that allowed him to take the win and seal himself a spot in the quarterfinals.
 
Jake Spooner (Bulli), Keiran White (Newport), Andrew Symington (Long Jetty), Brett Bannister (Narrabeen), Wade Lazich (Narrabeen) and Col Bernasconi (Long Jetty) all let their years of experience do the talking in the Over-45 Mens division as all surfers claimed impressive victories. As a result, all five surfers will bypass the repechage rounds and make their next appearance in the quarterfinals
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All heat results can be seen here.  
 
The prominent four-day event will see over 150 competitors – aged 35 and above – battle it out in an attempt to secure an NSW shortboard title and a spot in the national titles at the 2020 Australian Surf Championships.
 
A range of former World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour surfers and Australian Champions will compete in the event including Nathan Hedge (Narrabeen), Rod Baldwin (Copacabana) and Jake Spooner (Bulli).
 
2020 is the ninth year running the NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby’s Beachside Retreat has been held in the Great Lakes region.
 
The competition will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the day’s schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
 
Divisions for the event include Over 35 Men, Over 35 Women, Over 40 Men, Over 45 Men, Over 50 Men, Over 55 Men, Over 60 Men and Over 65 Men.
 
The NSW Surfmasters pres. by Moby’s Beachside Retreat will adhere to strict COVID-19 policies and regulations outlined by the NSW Government.
 
All Surfing NSW events are in line with the current NSW public health order and we work with Sport NSW and NSW Office of Sport on all plans. Surfing NSW have developed a COVID safety plan to ensure the safety of all staff, participants and local stakeholders.
 
Please click here for our regularly updated Surfing NSW events COVID safety plan.
 
For further information on our protocols and guidelines please refer to the https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/public-health-orders.aspx and Office of Sport website here.
 
The NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby’s Beachside Retreat is proudly supported by Mid Coast Council, Great Lakes Tourism, Moby’s Beachside Retreat, Volkswagen, Mothernest and Surfing NSW.

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