A WEEK of great breaks has seen some of great efforts in the 2018 ECS Boards SUP State Titles which saw seven new NSW champions crowned at the Port Stephens Surf Festival.
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The Port Stephens Surf Festival comprises of the 2018 ECS Boards SUP State Titles and the 2018 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles presented by HIF and decided the NSW Teams for the upcoming Australian SUP Titles in Currumbin and the Australian Longboard Titles at Tweed Heads.
Despite some horrific weather on the NSW coastline, longboard competitors were greeted with punchy two-foot peaks for the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles at One Mile Beach at the Port Stephens Surf Festival.
The five day event saw Anna Bay’s Josh Stretton aged 16 crowned winner of the NSW Junior Men’s NSW SUP.
Stretton posted two mammoth heat totals in the 17.00 point range to gain the upper hand against the opposition and claim the division convincingly.
Stretton also took out second place in the 10 foot men’s surfing division and shows promise for the future.
The event was held at One Mile Beach where the waves gave competitors an excellent opportunity to show their skills.
Josh Stretton told News Of The Area, “I’m really proud to be representing NSW at the Australian Titles, especially with only one junior from each state.”
“I’ve been surfing for 13 years, I can’t really remember not surfing,” he said.
As a result of the win Josh Stretton will be representing NSW, competing in the Australian SUP Titles in November at Currumbin on the Gold Coast.
Mayor Ryan palmer told News Of The Area, “It is a great result for Josh Stretton our local winner to be competing and winning at the highest level right here in his own backyard.
By Marian SAMPSON