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North coast surfers excel at NSW longboard titles

Ben Dickens nosed his way to the top of the over-40 Logger division at the NSW Longboard Titles held at Bonny Hills. Photo Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW

Ben Dickens nosed his way to the top of the over-40 Logger division at the NSW Longboard Titles held at Bonny Hills. Photo Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW

Local surfers Jye Whyatt, Alan Atkins and Ben Dickens all featured in the winners’ list at the close of the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics’ NSW Longboard Titles held at Bonny Hills last week.

Jye Whyatt (Suffolk Park) claimed his second title in as many days, taking out the U/18 Boys.

Whyatt posted two excellent heat totals to take out both his respective finals and nab the overall title.

As reigning Australian Champion in the division, Whyatt will get the opportunity to defend his title at the upcoming Australian Surf Festival.

The results of the NSW Longboard Titles help decide the NSW Team for the upcoming Australian Surf Festival in Tweed Heads in August.

Dane Pioli (Tweed Heads) managed to take a clean sweep of victories across the Open Longboard and Logger divisions as he claimed top honours in both divisions.

Ben Dickens (Lennox Head) came fourth in the over-40 Men’s division and backed it up with a win in the over-40 Logger division.

Alan Atkins (Byron Bay) took out second place in the over-65 Mens behind Danny Bond (Blue Bay).

 


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