Port Surfers Take Wins At Tradies Event

Fern Bay’s Jamie Doran carving his way to winning the single fin division. Photo by Ethan Smith Surfing NSW.

 

IT was the battle of the tradies in the surf over the weekend and Port Stephens surfers were well represented at Cronulla Beach.

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The surfing was action-packed in shifty beachbreak conditions as surfers competed in the Volkswagen Tradies Surfmasters event.

Soldiers Point surfer Kelvin Hawkins took out the win in the Over-55 Men’s division while Anna Bay surfer Jamie Doran was also placed first in the Single Fin division.

Hawkins beat fellow Port Stephens surfer Michael Hoysted of Fern Bay who took second place in the Over-55 division.

Both surfers negotiated the bumps and chop that plagued the line up over the duration of the final to claim top honours and head back to Port Stephens with their head held high.

Ethan Smith of Surfing NSW told News Of The Area, “Jamie Doran dominated the single fin competition, he certainly delivered a dominating performance.

“Michael Hoysted has been performing well, he is just like good wine, he just keeps getting better – he has also done well in the Surf Masters every year.”

Also from Port Stephens, Kelvin Hawkins delivered a great performance in hotly contested heat.

“When the guys in this category get the opportunity to compete they go hard.”

On the horizon for Port Stephens, Surfing NSW are going to be doing a roadshow with programs over next few weeks and some of these surf programs will be held here at venues like Birubi Beach and One Mile Beach.

The 2020 Volkswagen Tradies Surfmasters was proudly supported by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia, Tradies, Highland Property Group, Beach Burrito, Rydges Cronulla, FCS, Sutherland Shire Council and Surfing NSW.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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