The Nomad Shark Island Challenge will be webcasted 

Limited Edition Fins website www.limited-edition.net.au is proud to announce its official hosting of the Webcast for the Nomad Shark Island Challenge.

The broadcasting of the event will include webcasts of both the Emerald Surf City Brett Young Memorial Trials, being held July 4th & 5th  at Cronulla Point, and the Nomad Shark Island Challenge to be held on the best day of surf between the 7th & 28th of july.

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Soldiers Beach Pro

The Wyong Shire council has cleared the way for the second round of the Soldiers Beach Pro on July 16th - 19th.

Once again the NSW State titles (R2) will be run in conjunction with the event with the Pro's surfing Thursday, the State on Friday and then mixed divisions on the weekend.

Pro Men (3 Star) Pro Women (1 Star) & Pro DK (1 Star) rating is confirmed.

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Port Macquarie Bodyboarding wins the 2009 Teams Challenge 

The 2009 Teams Challenge, sponsored by No Clones and Aussie Home Loans Port Macquarie, played out Saturday and Sunday in small but tidy conditions at Lighthouse Beach. Day one saw small but neat 3 foot waves that still offered plenty of options for competitive action. Day two, although slightly smaller, still provided the useful little lefts and rights that resulted in some impressive wave scores. It was another impressive win by the Port Macquarie “Aussies”, led by Jon Capilli and Damian King, over a strong team from the Gold Coast.

At the halfway point of the Challenge however, the Solid Team from Newcastle held a two point lead on 44 over Port Stephens on equal 42 with the Port Macquarie “Aussies”. Solid’s John Cruickshank was a stand-out performer taking multiple barrels in one heat and scoring 19 out of a possible 20. Cruickshank is a real journeyman of the sport it was great to see him in such great form.

Port Stephens’ Nathan Graham was virtually unstoppable in the Drop Knee division but it was a strong effort from Nathan Pope and the other Gold Coast competitors that really put them in with a big chance for taking the title right up until the final heat. 

It was great to see long time Team Challenger Dean O’Neil back in the fray after being called out of semi retirement. In the small conditions O’Neil really performed well. The Teams Challenge really does give the older competitors the chance to show the young guns how it’s done.

Ultimately it was the Port Macquarie “Aussies” consistency that got them home. While not winning all their heats they usually scored second and eventually accumulated the points to win the event by two points over the Gold Coast.

Blake McKenzie and Beau Nutley were real surprise packages for the Port “Aussies” scoring well and winning heats. Liam McLennan also surfed strongly and along with Jesi Robinson firmed the “Aussies” final results.

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