Harry Sarin: he wants to be the best in NSW bodyboarding

Harry Sarin and Nicole Flemming have claimed the Round 2 of the Emerald NSW Bodyboard State Titles, held at the Sandshoes reef break.

Sarin opened up the final with an impressive 7.33, setting the tone for the main event. Round 1 winner Liam Glass answered back with a couple of solid scores along with Zach Self (Termeil), who was all over each set that come through.

Home turf advantage spurred Dane Woods on as he pulled out a big ARS half way through the final. Splitting the peak with Harry Sarin, the tension was high as the memory of round 1 and Liam Glass winning, pushed Sarin searching for something more.

Sarin nailed one of the biggest waves of the day, the 8.57 solidified his lead and he carried it through to the final hooter as he won the Open Men’s final. Dane Woods placed 2nd, Liam Glass (3rd) and Zach Self in a close 4th.

Current Australian Women’s champion Nicole Flemming was a dominant force in the Open Womens. Doubling her competitors scores in the early heats the title looked secure, but Nicole Boeree (Pacific Palms) came out of retirement for the event and gave her a run for her money.

The final scores were close and first time competitor Berni Hickey nailed a couple of barrels on her local break but it wasn’t enough to take the title from the defending champion Flemming, who was crowned NSW Open Women's champion 2012 at Sandshoes.

The Emerald NSW Bodyboard State Titles is Round 2 of the NSW titles. Competitors scores are added to Round 1 results and Team NSW will be decided in the coming weeks, for the Nationals, in Kiama, in November.

Open Men

1st: Harry Sarin (Bayview)
2nd: Dane Woods (Cronulla)
3rd: Liam Glass (Ulladulla)
4th: Zach Self (Termeil)

Open Women

1st: Nicole Flemming (Cronulla)
2nd: Nicole Boeree (Pacific Palms)
3rd: Berni Hickey (Cronulla)

Drop Knee

1st: Azza Glossop (Cronulla)
2nd: Bryce Gardner (Bateau Bay)
3rd: Jason McCarthy (Barrack Heights)
4th: Thomas Donnelly (Forster)