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Grommets perform in challenging conditions at the Far North Coast regional titles 

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Far North Coast Regional Titles U/18 Boys finalists. L – R , 4th Jhamil Coorey 3rd Chris Zaffis 2nd Sheldon Simpkis 1st Jeames Young


Surfers from all over the north coast travelled to Cabarita on the weekend to compete in this year’s Surfing Far North Coast regional titles.

Faced with challenging conditions whipped up by strong winds the young crew did themselves proud with some high performance ripping and were rewarded with high scores from the judging panel.

As the spray settled on Sunday afternoon we were left with a strong team to represent the region at the state titles in late July at Maroubra in Sydney.

Placings and team members are as follows:

U/18 Boys
1 Jeames Young, Yamba
2 Sheldon Simpkis, Tweed Heads
3 Chris Zaffis, Angourie
4 Jhamil Coorey, Byron Bay
=5 Will Harbison, Byron Bay
=5 Jake Snellgrove, Lennox Head.

U/16 Boys
1 Shane Dennis, Yamba
2 Joe Brooker, Pottsville
3 Zac Wightman, Lennox Head
4 Kian Shahar, Suffolk Park
=5 Luke Condon, Lennox Head
=5 Nathan Still, Kingscliff.

U/14 Boys
1 Joel Paxton, Ewingsdale
2 Kyuss King, Byron Bay
3 Mikey McDonagh, Lennox Head
4 George Mountjoy, Byron Bay.

U/12 Boys
1 Dane Pullinger, Cabarita
2 Jayke Mellows, Cabarita.

U/18 Girls
1 Cali McDonagh, Lennox Head
2 Ashlee Spence, Kingscliff
3 Holly Mountjoy, Byron Bay.

U/16 Girls
1 Kobie Enright, Tweed Heads
2 Jacinta Greenup, Cabarita
3 Kirra-lee Conner, Kingscliff.

U/14 Girls
1 Alyssa Lock, Tweed Heads.

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