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January 29, 2023

Locals outperform at Surfmasters Titles

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Neil ‘Freddo’ Cameron 2018 O-60 NSW champion. Photo Ethan Smith/SNSW

Byron Bay’s Neil ‘Freddo’ Cameron and Lennox Head surfers Sandro Neto, Michael Crisp and Max Perrot competed at the 2018 HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles held at Boomerang Beach on the mid-north coast. 

The swell magnet at North Boomerang provided good waves over the four days of competition.

The event attracts the best 35-years-and-over shortboard surfers from all over NSW and acts as a qualifier for the NSW team to compete at the Australian Titles.

Cameron added yet another NSW title to his portfolio, taking out the Over-60 Men and booking his spot in the NSW team.

Cameron played to his strengths, catching an array of punchy lefthand peaks, allowing him to perform a chain of powerful carves and snaps and as a result, post an impressive 15.83 two-wave heat total. 

Crisp finished runner-up in the Over-35 single-fin division and had a quarter final finish in the Over-35 division.

Perrot finished with a third place in the Over-35 single-fin division, a semifinal finish in the Over-55 division and a quarterfinal finish in the Over-50s.

Neto finished with a semifinal finish in the Over-35 and a quarterfinal finish in the Over-45 division.

Neto’s efforts earned him a spot in the NSW team for the 2018 Australian Surfmasters Titles to be held in August on the Tweed Coast. 


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