Indigenous surfing: so much fun

Indigenous children from across NSW were today treated to day not to soon be forgotten, learning to surf and rubbing shoulders with one of Australia’s greatest ever sportsman.

Run as part of the Country Energy Australian Surf Festival, the Surfing NSW Indigenous Surf Day, saw 55 Indigenous children from Tamworth, Kempsey, Nambucca Heads, Bowraville, Taree and Port Macquarie learning vital skills about water safety and experiencing the art of surfing.

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Hairil Anwar: the first always deserves a major celebration

Indonesia’s, Gold Coast/Palm Beach based Hairil “Oney” Anwar sent out a loud and clear message to the surfing world that the Indonesian’s will be a power in professional surfing by becoming the first ever Indonesian surfer to win a major Association of Surfing Professionals Pro Junior surfing event when he won the Dripping Wet Pro Junior at South Curl Curl Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches today.

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Wiggolly Dantas: a Brazilian taking over Europe

Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) today claimed the Sooruz Lacanau Pro title downing fellow countryman Alejo Muniz in the 35-minute final to achieve his best result of the year and his second ASP Men’s Star-Series title in a closely fought final on a day which saw epic conditions for the grand finale to the 31st edition of the Sooruz Lacanau Pro an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event.

Excellent surfing conditions continued for the final day of action at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Sooruz Lacanau Pro with clean off-shore winds and peaks in the 4-5ft (1.2m) range pumping in with the incoming tide. Event officials waited for the optimum swell window for the running of today’s heats resulting in an action packed display of futuristic power surfing for the large crowds lining the shores.

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