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Ocea Curtis takes third place at national qualifier in Merewether

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Ocea took on a solid, but at times messy swell, to claim third place at Merewether, Newcastle. Photo Patrick Bond

Lennox Head surfer, Ocea Curtis, has finished third in the U/16 girls division of the Grom Search National Qualifier held at Merewether Beach over the weekend.

Ocea had a good quarter-final but snuck through in her semi-final, only beating her closest rival, Lani Cairncross, by a mere 0.03. Ocea’s best waves scored 6.0 and 5.13, surpassing Lani’s 5.0 and 6.1.

In the final, Ocea’s best wave was a 5.67, not enough to topple Natalie Fensom who scored a 6.83 and a 7.07.


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