Wooloweyah surfers Phoenix Talbot (L) and Madora Barton. Image: Hayley Talbot

Phoenix and Madora dominate Barney Miller Classic

Wooloweyah surfers Phoenix Talbot and Madora Barton have put in outstanding performances securing a win and second place respectively in The Barney Miller Classic at Sawtell over the weekend.

The event is one of the most well-loved events on the east coast surfing calendar and has been running for 24 years.

Every year it raises money for a person and their family who has suffered a debilitating injury.

This year was a Minnie Water family of 8, whose daughter Tamsyn McConnell suffered a severe motor vehicle accident in 2022.

Tamsyn was involved in a life changing motor vehicle accident in September 2022 in which she was ejected from the car and now has severe spinal cord injury and also a brain injury.

The contest was held in excellent waves but extremely challenging conditions at Sawtell Main Beach over three days.

The two Angourie Boardriders surfers competed in the hotly contested event and came away with excellent results.

Phoenix Talbot won the Under 12 boys division in the final, and Madora Barton earned 2nd place in the Under 16 girls final.

“Angourie Boardriders is proud of these passionate young surfers and our burgeoning club of new young members welcomes all local surfers and families to compete on our monthly competition days.” Said Angourie Boardriders President Mick Talbot.

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