Champions Crowned at the Ryde Central Coast Pro

Published on 08/03/2024

Macy Callaghan (North Shelly, NSW) and Jarvis Earle (Cronulla, NSW) have claimed victory at the second stop of the NSW Pro Surf Series 2024, the Ryde Central Coast Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 at Copacabana Beach. Both surfers prevailed over a massive field in fun surf as Copacabana delivered another day of clean waves in the two foot range. 

Men’s winner Jarvis Earle (AUS) had to pull on all of his experience to clinch with some incredible progressive maneuvers to take the win over previous event winner Jordy Lawler (Narrabeen, NSW) with the pair going turn-for-turn in their 30-minute match-up. 

Jarvis dominated the heat from the first buzzer, but it wasn’t until he scored dropped an 8.9 that left Jordy with his back against the wall needing a combination of scores to reclaim the lead. Jarvis secured his second QS 3,000 this season with an impressive heat total of 15.90 (out of a possible 20).

“I’m stoked to get the win in another QS Final,” said Jarvis. “Thanks Jordy for a sick final and my mum for coming down, just thanks everyone for watching and all my sponsors.”

The women’s Final saw former Championship Tour (CT) surfer and Shelly Beach local Macy Callaghan (AUS) take top honours over Western Australia’s finest 17 year-old Willow Hardy (Gnarabup, WA) in a tight fought battle for the trophy.

Both women surfed great but unfortunately for Willow, Macy was able to utilise her local knowledge and took an early lead with a mid range 7 that Willow was unable to chase after. 

Macy now leaves with an extra 3000 points and nudges closer to qualifying for the Challenger Series where she hopes to earn her spot back on the Championship Tour.

The dynamic of having an ex-tour surfer come up against a new young up-and-comer left the beach-goers wanting more! This will be Willow’s best result to date and first final finish in a QS competition. As for Macy, the former Central Coast Pro Champion has reclaimed top honours.

“Thanks everyone, I’m so stoked to get the win today on International Women’s Day it means a lot,” said Macy. “It was great to share a final with Willow, she has a great future ahead. Thanks to my support crew for the weekend!”

Runners-up Willow Hardy and Jordy Lawler both fell agonisingly short of winning at Copacabana but leave in better positions on the rankings than when they arrived. For Macy Callaghan and Jarvis Earle, it’s time to keep that winning streak going and keep accumulating points to hopefully qualify for the Challenger Series beginning on the Gold Coast in April.

NSW Pro Surf Series Event Schedule
Event 1:  Camplify Port Stephens Pro (Mens and Womens) QS1000 – Thursday 22nd Feb:  Friday 23rd Feb
Event 2:  Ryde Central Coast Pro (Mens and Womens) QS3000 – Monday 4th March: Friday 8th March

The Ryde Central Coast Pro as part of the 2024 NSW Pro Surf Series is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event will also be proudly supported by  Central Coast CouncilRydeURBNSURFCamplifySurfers Rescue 24/7,  WSL and Surfing NSW.

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