Pacific Palms surfer, Mel Bartz has taken top honours in the over-35 women's division on day one of this year's Carve NSW Surfmasters Titles.
The event is being held at North Boomerang Beach across the weekend, June 14-16.
Bartz topped the leaderboard over the course of her dual heat to get the titles and take the trophy back home.
Five new NSW champions were crowned yesterday, Thursday, June 13 following a day of challenging one-foot waves.
Rod Baldwin, Copacabana claimed another State title thanks to his performance in the over-55 men.
Baldwin found a handful of playful lefthanders to post a respectable 11.16 two-wave heat total and get the edge over runner-up Ged Cook, Warners Bay who had recently spent two years out of the water due to a back injury.
Both Baldwin and Cook have qualified for the 2019 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships
Neil Cameron from Byron Bay added another NSW title to his long list of accomplishments, taking out the over-60 men's division.
Cameron managed to get a narrow lead in the low-scoring affair thanks for a handful of cutbacks that allowed him to get the opposition against his opposition.
Cameron will earn his spot into the seeded rounds at the upcoming 2019 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships.
Sandra English, Budgewoi took out top honours in the over-50women's division.
Max Perrot, Lennox Head ensured a title would head north taking out the single fin division.
Perrot put on a blinder of a performance in the division posting a handful of scores in the seven and eight-point range to get the win over Jamie Doran, Anna Bay who claimed second position.
The prominent four-day event will see more than 150 competitors - aged 35 and above - battle it out in an attempt to secure an NSW shortboard title and a spot in the national titles at the 2019 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships in Tweed Heads.
A range of former World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour surfers and Australian Champions will compete in the event including Jay Phillips, Fingal, Shane Wehner, Broulee, Rod Baldwin, Copacabana, Jake Spooner, Bulli and Glenn Pringle, Cronulla.
The 2019 event is the eighth successive year the Carve NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat has been held in the Great Lakes region.
The competition will begin daily from 7:30am with the call for the day's schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am.
The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
Divisions for the event include: Over 35 men, over 35 women, over 40 men, over 45 men, over 50 men, over 55 men, over 60 men and open single fin.
Moby's Beachside Retreat will host a free dinner for competitors on Friday, 14th June as well as the Sunday afternoon presentations.
All finalists will receive a range of prizes courtesy of Carve, thanks to them and Surfing NSW sharing a common goal to give back to grassroots competition.
Moby's Beachside Retreat will also be the official event venue for accommodation. Deals and packages are available for competitors.
The Carve NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat is proudly supported by Carve, Mid Coast Council, Great Lakes Tourism, Moby's Beachside Retreat, Volkswagen Commercial, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Ecosol Sunscreen and Surfing NSW.
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