2013 NSW Bodyboard State Titles: the magic of Soldier Beach

Scott Breheny and Nicole Fleming have captured the 2013 NSW Bodyboard State Titles, at Soldiers Beach, New South Wales, Australia.


With near-perfect conditions invading the iconic Soldiers Beach, the fun three-to-four foot of swell on offer allowed competitors to get the most out of the punchy and hollow A-frame beach breaks.

Adam Cheers never looked like slowing down in the final of the Drop-Knee division, after he successfully dissected a handful of punchy right-handers. Adam took the win with Dilan Carestia finishing in the runner-up spot.

Glen Sullivan was victorious in the Senior Men's final. Glen locked in a heat total of 9.67, to narrowly snatch victory from Mitch Oates and Andrew Turnbridge, who finished in second and third respectively.

Contestants in the Masters final showed no sign of age, when they attacked the Soldiers Beach waves. Danny Kaurinovic threw down big turns on a handful of waves to take the win.

Nathan Wilson secured the win in the Groms division based on his performance in all of his heats. Nathan won two heats and finished runner-up in one heat and, as a result, was crowned the overall winner.

Current Australian Junior champion Robert Keogh continued to impress the fans and spectators when he locked in a win in the Junior Men's final. The Bulli surfer scored a heat total of 13.00 to steal the win.

Darcy Bourke, Adrian Waldron, Shayden Schrader and Issac Williams fought tooth and nail throughout the duration of the Cadets final. With punchy low-tide walls on offer, all surfers performed a series of technical maneuvers, but when the heat wrapped up it was Darcy who claimed victory.

Nine-times Australian Grand Masters champion Greg Chalmers stole the show in the aforementioned division when he took the win from Bruce Collins and Andrew Miller.

Based on the collective results of two Open Women heats, Nicole Fleming was deemed winner by count back, which relegated Lauren Frost into the runner-up position.

Scott Breheny never looked like slowing down in the Open Men's final. From start to finish, Scott dominated the rampy waves to claim victory with a two-wave total of 13.94. Dane Woods finished in runner-up with Billy Vercoe in third and Blake Tabone in fourth.