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Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart at the 2018 Adaptive Surfing Titles. Photo Surfing Australia

Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart is once again a winner as the 2018 nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles wrapped up on Saturday at Cabarita .

Clean 1-2ft conditions greeted competitors for the start of competition this morning at the Cabarita SurfClub, allowing the field of more than 20 adaptive surfers to showcase their skills across a multitude of divisions.

Mark, 2018’s AS 2 division nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Champion said, ‘This is the third nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles on the Tweed Coast and it’s great to see company’s like nudie staying on board and supporting the adaptive surfing community. We have grown massively as a sport and in the end, it’s all about the ocean and its ability to heal and equalise. It makes you feel at home and I just love it.’

2018 nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles Division Winners: 

  •        Men’s AS 1 (Stand/Kneel – AS-1UL – Upper Limb, AS-1LL – Lower Limb) –Dale Taylor
  •        Women’s AS 1 (Stand/Kneel – AS-1UL – Upper Limb, AS-1LL – Lower Limb) – Kate Sawford
  • AS 2 (Stand/Kneel) – Mark Stewart
  • AS 3 (Seated) – David Munk
  • AS 4 (Prone) – Gavin Bellis
  • Men’s AS 5 (Non-Standing / Assist) – Barney Miller
  • Women’s AS 5 (Non-Standing / Assist) – Sam Bloom
  • SUP – Dean McSporran
  • AS VI (AS-VIB1, AS-VIB2, AS-VIB3 – Visual Impairment) –  Matt Formston

 Sam Bloom – 2018 Women’s AS 5 division nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Champion, explained how she goes about her business in the water. ‘I starting surfing when I was about five years old in primary school and I just use my weight to get over the inside rail, kind of like skating I guess.’

Winners of Saturday’s nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles divisions have booked themselves a place on the Australian Adaptive Surf Team that will compete at the International Surfing Association (ISA) Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championships later in 2018.

 


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