The 2023 NSW Surfmasters State Titles at Boomerang Beach was unable to be completed as planned this weekend.
On Sunday morning, sharks were spotted by the Surf Life Saving NSW UAV and jetski operators. As per Surfing NSW event safety protocol, once a shark is spotted the event is immediately put on hold.
The Surfing NSW team consulted with Surf Life Saving NSW UAV and water safety teams as well as held discussions with the competitors and it was decided that due to time limitations, the full schedule was unable to be completed with the option of running remaining heats in the coming months.
The safety and well-being of competitors and event staff is paramount, and Surfing NSW prioritise safety above all else.
Surfing NSW thanks all competitors for their understanding and will continue to communicate with all remaining competitors in the coming weeks to finalise heats and complete the event ahead of the Australian Surfing Titles.
Over 45 Men
Over 40 Men
Over 35 Men
Over 35 Women
Surfing NSW congratulates the winners of the completed divisions:
Over 65 Men – Peter Chapman (Bronte Boardriders)
Over 60 Men – Rod Baldwin (Elouera Boardriders)
Over 50 & 60 Women – Belinda Koorey (North Steyne Boardriders)
Over 55 Men – Mark Tickle (Queenscliff Boardriders)
Over 50 Men – Brett Bannister (North Narrabeen Boardriders)