30.3 C
Byron Shire
November 27, 2022

Gilmore wins in California with a perfect 10

Latest News

A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

Other News

Rally against a waste incinerator for Casino

Residents Against the Richmond Valley Incinerator (RAVI) and community members have planned a rally for tomorrow to alert the community about the issues surrounding waste incinerators and the problems they bring.

Bruem pushes Ballina council to debate 4WDs on beaches again

After two years of four-wheel drive [4WD] access restrictions to South Ballina’s beach, the Ballina Shire Council is to debate a review of the system this Thursday.

Be part of the 2023 Tweed Seniors Festival

Tweed Council is inviting organisations across the Tweed to be part of the NSW Seniors Festival 2023 by holding a special events during the annual celebration.

Climate change: It’s here, says Australia’s peak science orgs

Climate change is impacting Australia today and will further impact human lives. That’s the takeaway from the biennial State of the Climate report published by the nation’s leading scientific organisations, the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Cartoon of the week – 23 November 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Ballina council staff call for waste reduction project funding

Ballina Shire Council staff have drafted a new policy allowing for the funding of new projects tackling waste reduction in the shire.

Stephanie Gilmore on her way to winning at Lower Trestles in California, USA. (ASP)
Stephanie Gilmore on her way to winning at Lower Trestles in California, USA. (ASP)

Stephanie Gilmore of Kingscliff, NSW, has taken out the final at Lower Trestles in California with a first-ever perfect 10 for the event.

Five-time world champion Gilmore took the lead early with a 9.50, while Sally Fitzgibbons began with a 7.

After a couple of lead changes, Gilmore got back out front, ripping up a right-hander to score an 8.93.

Her attack continued with the next wave where she put together a series of seamless turns, an elegant layback, quick floater and elegant exit, earning the first perfect 10 of the event.

‘I wanted to get Sally back from Fiji because I had a tough performance there,’ a triumphant Gilmore said.

‘Whoever won that heat there, I thought was a definitive moment for the year.’

Gilmore’s final score for the final was 19.50 while Sally Fitzgibbons from South Coast of NSW scored 14.03.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...