Boomerang Beach, NSW (22nd February): Day two of the Camplify Great Lakes Pro commenced with another stellar day and cleaner 2 foot conditions compared to day one. By lunchtime, the weather had another idea and a strong southerly blew through the south end of Boomerang Beach which brought today’s competition to a grinding halt.
Before the wind picked up and the clouds rolled over, the women’s round one was up first offering spectators on the beach and via webcast to witness some of the best surfing of the event so far. Mid morning saw the men’s round of 64 hit the water where the conditions on offer ramped up fierce battles in each heat.
With more than a few key standout competitors today, Sarah Baum representing South Africa, ripped through her first heat, showcasing her talent and confidence off the back of her Tweed Coast Pro win. Sarah’s impressive performance secured her spot in the women’s round 48 on Thursday. Northern Beaches Milla Brown also progressed to the next round after securing the highest wave of the round with a 6.67.
The stand out athlete in the men’s division was Sunshine Coast’s Reef Heazlewood with his 9.40 and 7.67 combination. Meanwhile, former World Championship Tour surfer and North Narabeen local Nathan Hedge put on a sharp performance, also securing a spot in the next round.
Reef Heazlewood explained his strategy and his stoke on being amongst the action as the WSL QS action continues.
“The waves are super fun here today at Boomerang. I was excited to get out there and stoked to have the opportunity to surf amongst some awesome surfers. My strategy for my heat was just to score as many waves as I could and have fun. I’m honestly just stoked to be competing in the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series this year.” said Heazlewood.
Due to the impending southerly, day two of the Camplify Great Lakes Pro concluded earlier than expected. Which means that tomorrow’s action will be action packed as the event moves in closer to the finals.
About the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Australian surfers to gain ranking points and prize money in the WSL Qualifying Series. The series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series 2023 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series 2023 Event Schedule
Event 1: Camplify Great Lakes Pro QS3000: Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th Feb
Event 2: Surfers Rescue 24/7 Port Stephens Pro QS1000 – Monday 27th Feb: Wednesday 1st March
Event 3: Mad Mex Maroubra Pro QS1000: Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th March
Event 4: Men’s Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Mad Mex QS3000, Women’s Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro presented by Mad Mex: Monday 13th – Saturday 18th March
The 2023 Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The series will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Sisstrevolution, Destination Sydney Surrounds, Randwick City Council, Central Coast Council, Mid Coast Council, Port Stephens Council, Barrington Coast, Mad Mex, Camplify, Storage King, Avoca Beach Hotel, Southend Hotel, PRD Real Estate, Surfers Rescue 24/7, #NoTxtNoWrecks, WSL and Surfing NSW.