National Scholastic Surfing Championship: Bay of Plenty secures supremacy

Bay of Plenty has defended their title at the National Scholastic Surfing Championship after two of their competitors placed first and fourth in the Under 18 Boys division - the last to be contested at the event this afternoon (Friday 8th October).

The final day of the event played out in clean 1.0m waves at Makorori Beach, Gisborne for the fourth straight day.

The title defence looked under threat when results started to turn on Bay of Plenty during the early stages of the final day but they came back with wins in the Under 18 Boys Division through JC Susan and also the Bodyboard Division through Jamee Smith.

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Nelscott Reef: no jet skis in da house

Nelscott Reef promoters revealed the new web page for the 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic, confirming that this year’s event will indeed be a paddle in only event. The web page launch also coincides with the opening of the 3 month holding period.

As previously announced, the Nelscott Reef contest changed from a tow in event to a paddle in event. This change was brought on from pressure from the competitors after the previous years contests gave them a taste of paddling in to some Nelscott bombs.

“The guys would rather paddle than tow, and they proved it can be done”, said event founder, John Forse.

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Jack Freestone: party time

Australian surfers Jack Freestone (AUS), 18, and Tyler Wright (AUS), 16, have shot to an early ratings lead in the race for the undisputed men’s and women’s ASP World Junior Titles, after claiming respective wins at the Oakley ASP World Pro Junior, event no.1 on the ASP World Junior Tour (WJT), in pumping 4-6ft (1.5-2m) waves in Bali today.

Despite a torrential downpour and onshore winds at the start of play, Keramas turned it on for the world’s best junior surfers, with the quarters, semis and finals of both the men’s and women’s divisions being completed in an absolute tube fest.

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