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Byron Bay surfer Soli Bailey opened his Newscastle Surfest campaign well by progressing through his opening Round 1 Heat 9. Photo ASP/Will H-S.
Byron Bay surfer Soli Bailey opened his Newscastle Surfest campaign well by progressing through his opening Round 1 Heat 9.
Photo ASP/Will H-S.

Soli Bailey from Byron Bay opened his Newcastle Surfest campaign well yesterday by progressing through his opening Round 1 Heat 9.

Bailey finished his 4-man heat in second place behind Hawaii’s Torrey Meister with both surfers moving through to round 2, which should run tomorrow.

Headlining Newcastle Surfest are Gold Coast duo Joel Parkinson (Gold Coast), 2012 ASP world champion and reigning Burton Toyota Pro champion and five-times ASP women’s world champion Stephanie Gilmore (Gold Coast).

The international field of competitors also features Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Granger Larson (HAW), Dane Reynolds (USA), Marc Lacomare (FRA), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) and many more of the top surfers in the world who are looking to get off to an early lead on the 2014 ASP Qualifying Series.

 

 


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