Richard Christie: very good, despite jet lag

The opening day of the Ferrolterra Movistar Pantin Classic Presented by Billabong saw several excellent performances from the strong international field in Round One of competition which was completed late this afternoon at the main event site of Pantin.

Consistent 3-4ft (1m) waves were on offer and improved during the day with the higher tide. Early cloud cover cleared producing hot summer weather with long rippable lefts and rights peeling off the main peak allowing all athletes to show their full array of manoeuvres.

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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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