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May 10, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

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Blast Off champion Leihani Zoric. Photo Jack Barripp

Our local super groms had outstanding success down in Sydney at the 14th annual BL’s Blast Off with Byron Bay’s Leihani Zoric and Lennox Head’s Keke Brain winning their six-girls and eight-girls divisions respectively.

Byron Bay’s Henley Smith was runner-up to Brain in the eight-girls.

Ocea Curtis of Lennox Head was runner-up in the 10-girls.

The competition was held over four days with early rounds at Avalon Beach and finals day at Whale beach. 


Stu Kennedy from Lennox Head has turned his season around with a huge result in Portugal and has now leaped up the WSL QS ratings ladder after his runner-up finish at the QS10,000 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira.

Kennedy was back to his best with fast, smooth and electric performances over the event.

The runner-up result and 8,000 points could turn his year around as he jumped 35 spots into 15th place on the rankings, with a good shot at cracking the top 10 with a big finish in Hawaii.

‘I can’t give up now if I’m making finals,’ Kennedy said.


Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart has struck gold again with a win at the US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships held at Oceanside Pier in California.

Stewart has won the event three years in a row. 

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