21.1 C
Byron Shire
March 6, 2021

Posse of juniors surf into state titles

Latest News

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Other News

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Joel Paxton carved for his crown. Photo Smith/SNSW
Joel Paxton carved for his crown. Photo Smith/SNSW

Crystal Cylinders

Byron Bay surfer Joel Paxton was crowned the 2017 U/18 FNC Regional Junior champion last weekend.

The regional titles were held in good solid waves at Flatrock with the results deciding who will represent the FNC at the NSW Junior titles.

Paxton has had mixed form this year but seems to perform at his best in good surf conditions where his powerful surfing style fits best.

Kyuss King (Byron Bay) finished runner-up to Paxton and both will go to the state titles.

In the U/16 Boys Hunter Weston (Lennox Head) was the winner and Beau Glinderman (Lennox Head) was equal fifth, both go to state.

Nyxie Ryan (Lennox Head) won the U/16 Girls with Kobi Curtis (Lennox Head) runner-up and both go to state.  In the U/12 Girls Ocea Curtis (Lennox Head) and Poppy Morrison (Lennox Head) came first and second respectively and both go to state.

Rasmus King (Byron Bay) won the U/14 Boys with Jai Glinderman (Lennox Head) and Jack O’Brien (Lennox Head) second and third respectively.

Touma Cameron (Byron Bay) and Duke Wrencher (Byron Bay) came fourth and fifth respectively along with a fifth from Masa Lieshman (Lennox Head). All progress to state in the U/14 Boys.

Harry O’Brien (Lennox Head) won the U/12 Boys with Keeenan Crisp (Lennox Head) in fourth; both go to state.

Wilco in top five

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson finished with a semifinal result in clean two-metre conditions at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The result has bumped him up four spots into the top five and back into World Title contention.

‘Wilco’ got off to a slow start in round one and also had narrow wins right through to the quarterfinals when he then came up against good friend Owen Wright and that’s when he kicked into some of his best form of the year with some excellent high speed critical surfing that secured him the top two waves of the heat.

Up against Adrian Buchan in the semi, Wilkinson  couldn’t reproduce the same level of surfing and Buchan took a decisive win.


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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...


Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.