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Wilko keeps the lead after the great waves of J-Bay

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Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

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Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

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Matt Wilkinson on the wall at J-Bay. Photo WSL

The Corona J-Bay Open in South Africa was blessed with amazing waves and groundbreaking performances with Filipe Toledo taking the win and setting new standards of performance on the legendary walls of Jeffreys Bay.

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson has retained the Jeep Leaders Yellow jersey with a quarterfinal finish that sees him keep his slender 250- point lead over his rivals.

As if the day hadn’t been crazy enough, the opening quarterfinal between Mick Fanning and Gabriel Medina had to be paused as a large Great White shark invited himself into the lineup.

When the surfers returned to the water, 1977 World Champion surfer Shaun Tomson predicted there would be four ten-point rides for the day.

He was right.

The day boasted some of the best waves ever seen in competition, and it also had a very good claim to be one of the standout days in professional surfing history.

Local groms

Our local junior and grommet surfers continue to shine with excellent performances and some great results at the NSW Junior Surfing Titles incorporating the NSW School Surfing Titles and the NSW Grommet Titles.

Nyxie Ryan won the U/16 Girls Allstars competition representing Byron Bay High School and also came fourth in the U/16 Girls NSW State Junior Surfing Titles then teamed up with Kobi Curtis to win the U/16 Girls NSW State High School Mark Richards Shield representing Byron Bay High School.

Touma Cameron and Duke Wrencher claimed third in the U/16 Boys Mark Richards Shield for Byron Bay High School.

The event was run in good waves at Bonny Hills and determined the qualifiers for the NSW Junior Team for the 2017 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Titles.


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