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The NRMA NSW Schools Titles of surfing got underway yesterday in clean and punchy three-foot peaks at Middle Rock Beach, Lake Cathie.

Ben Hucker (Long Jetty – Entrance High School) and Fraser Dovell (Avalon – Knox Grammar) were dual standouts in Senior Boys (Under-19) posting heat totals in excess of 16.5 points (out of a possible 20 points). As a result, both surfers will bypass the requalification rounds and move straight into the quarterfinals tomorrow.

Other Senior Boys heat winners included: Zac Condon (Lennox Head – Woodlawn), Marlon Newling (Avalon – Barranjoey High), Luke Condon (Lennox Head – Woodlawn) and Zac Wightman (Lennox Head – Xavier College).

Kirra-Belle Olsson (Avoca – Kincumber High) picked up where she left off yesterday, posting a massive 9.17 wave score (out of a possible ten points) in the Junior Girls (Under-16). The 2015 NRMA NSW State Title Under-16 Champion took the win ahead of Tru Starling (Collaroy – The Pittwater House), Charli Allport (Long Jetty – St. Peters Catholic College) and Summer Simon (Holy Spirit College) who took out second, third and fourth respectively.

Other Junior Girls winners included: Macy Callaghan (Avoca – Kincumber High), Sophia Fulton (Cabarita – SXDE), Bodhi Leigh-Jones (Avalon – Mater Maria Catholic College), Sienna Coulter (Balgowlah – Queenwood) and Kiara Meredith (Barrack Heights – Warilla High School).

2015 NRMA NSW Under-18 Girls Champion Rubie Reents (Narrawallee – Ulladulla High School) got within arms reach of a perfect ten-point ride, posting a 9.93 wave score. Consequently, all other heat surfers were left chasing two-wave combinations of scores to topple Reents from the lead.

Jacinta Greenup (Cabarita – Kingscliff High School), Danielle Hancock (Nords Wharf – Swansea High School), Chelsea Green (Taree – St. Clares High School), and Billie Melinz (Coalcliff – Bulli High School) all posted heat wins in the Senior Girls.

The NRMA NSW Schools Titles will continue today. 2015 is the fifth year Surfing NSW will combine the NSW School Surfing Titles into the event.

 


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