The Surfing NSW regional titles for Mid North Coast/Newcastle were contested at Mereweather over the weekend.
The region includes competitors from Port Macquarie down to Catherine Hill Bay.
More than 100 of the region’s best junior surfers 18 and under battled it out for a qualifying spot at the NSW State titles, to be held in July.
Boomerang Beach Boardriders once again had a strong contingent of local Great Lakes juniors vying for the prestigious regional championship and a chance to compete for a State title later in the year.
Leila Salt gave herself the opportunity to defend the NSW title she claimed last year in the 12 years age group, coming away with second place in the under 14s girls, narrowly giving up first in the dying seconds.
Oscar Salt tried to go back to back after winning last year’s 14 boys regional title and came very close, finishing third in a tightly contested under 16s boys Final.
Ross Cadden went one better than last year’s second place result in the 16 boys and stormed home to take victory in the under 18s boys final, also securing the award for wave of the event in a see sawing thriller.
All three surfers have now qualified for the right to battle it out against the States best for a NSW title.
Other competitors from the club included Jay Pink, Nat Watts and Corey Fletcher.
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