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Byron Bay make it to NSW Boardriders final

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Dakota on his way to a standout performance at the regional qualifier event. Photo Kurt Pollock Surfing NSW

The Byron Bay Boardriders have taken out the tenth edition of the Australian Boardriders northern NSW regional qualifier in 0.7 metre waves at Diggers Beach last week.

The team included former NSW junior state champion Dakota Walters, former world tour surfer Soli Baliey, Manon Pouget, Mac Brindley and Karl Woolcott.

Dakota Walters was the in-form surfer of the day, with his impressive ability to drop consistent and excellent scoring waves.

In the semi-final Dakota was able to score two nine-point rides (out of a possible ten) to help his team into the final. In this heat he went on to get one of the top-scoring rides.

Other clubs that competed included Coffs Harbour, Le-Ba (Lennox / Ballina), Port Macquarie, Kingscliff, Sawtell, Cabarita and Woolgoolga.

Byron Bay, Kingscliff, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie have now qualified for the national final, which will be held in over February 4-5, 2023

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