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Serena Adams (L) and Jenny Boggis will be celebrating Women’s Day in the surf this year. Photo supplied

Crystal Cylinders

Local professional surfers Matt Wilkinson and Kyuss King (Byron Bay) and Stu Kennedy (Lennox Head) competed at the Vissla Central Coast Pro at Avoca Beach.

The World Surf League Qualifying Series 3000 event is the first of the bigger points events that kick off the 2019 Australian leg of the surfing tour.

Wilkinson and King made it through to the round of 16 where King was pipped at the post by less than a point and Wilkinson scored a priority interference to get eliminated. Kennedy also got to the round of 16.

Waves for Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day this Friday 8 March from 10am at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay. Join Surf Getaways founder Serena Adams and former junior world surfing champion Jenny Boggis for a surf to celebrate the achievements of women in surfing. It will be a celebration of each other, love of the ocean, the beach and the mutual passion for surfing on this International Women’s Day. Meet on the grass at the front of the Clarkes Beach cafe. This is a free event for all women with gift packs for the first 10 to attend.

Olympic boost for surfing

Australian surfers will receive a timely financial boost in their Tokyo 2020 Olympic preparations as part of the Australian Olympic Committee’s Medal Incentive Funding program.

The AOC program provides support directly to athletes based on medal results at international benchmark events, such as world championships.

Surfing has also been included on the list of proposed new sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in five year’s time, which ultimately is taking the sport one step closer to long-term Olympic inclusion.


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