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Coffs, Byron, Le-Ba and Kingscliff head to nationals

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Coffs Harbour Boardriders surfer Rosie Smart was the in-form surfer of the day. Photo supplied.

It was a busy weekend in the surf at Coff Harbour with Macauleys Beach the scene of the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Northern NSW regional qualifier. After a huge Sunday of action-packed heats in two-foot playful peaks, Coffs Harbour Boardriders took the win for the region.

Clubs that competed included Coffs Harbour, Le-Ba (Lennox / Ballina), Port Macquarie, Kingscliff, Byron Bay, Sawtell, Cabarita, Woolgoolga, Saltwater and Angourie.

The local crew from Coffs Harbour Boardriders was comprised of the AOS Open Women’s winner Rosie Smart, Ethan Stocks, Will Martin, Lee Winkler and Jayke Sharp.

Coffs Harbour Boardriders surfer Rosie Smart was the in-form surfer of the day, with her impressive ability to drop consistent excellent scoring waves. In the final match up Smart was able to drop a 9.5 (out of a possible 10) to help secure the win with her team-mates. 

In the final, four teams, with Coffs Harbour first followed by Byron Bay, Le-Ba and Kingscliff, all qualified for the national final, which will be held on March 9 and 10 next year in Burleigh Heads, Queensland.


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