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By Crystal Cylinders

The All Girls Surfriders club– round was blessed with early south winds, but the swell was small and the wave selection slim.

It was nice to get most of the surfing done in the clean conditions before the northerly puffed its menace, around lunchtime.

The younger girls kept the members entertained throughout the morning with some skilful and inventive free surfing on the club foam boards.

Next meet is Sunday October 27.


Opens: Juniper Harper, Sarah Morison, Tamika Hudson, Amy Fortescue.

Wahine Masters: Kerene Bienke, Natalie Grono, Danah Besson, Maz Pentecost.

Longboards: Maz Pentecost, Melissa Cook, Kristina Santos, Georgia Laddin.

Junior Beginner: Layla Ross, Tully Fraser.

Junior Intermediate: Poppy Morison, Kahlila Marshall, Mia Baker, Sasha Oxland.

Senior Beginner: Lindsay Vaughan, Marta Blaker, Claudia Curchin, Laura Woolcott.

Touma wins

Byron Bay’s Touma Cameron has won the 16 Boys division at the Rip Curl Gromsearch held in Newcastle.

In a very close contest amongst the top-three finalists Cameron secured the win with the highest scoring ride of the final of 6.67.

Lennox Head’s Nyxie Ryan was runner-up in the 16 Girls with her younger brother Dembe coming fouth in the 14 Boys division. 

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