Inclement weather spelt an early end to the opening day of competition for the Far South Coast Open pres. by Mental Health 360, but that didn’t stop some of Australia’s best from making their mark on competition as they head into finals day tomorrow.
Jordy Lawler (Narrabeen, NSW) showed why he was one of Australia’s best surfers, nailing a gigantic 18.17 two-wave heat total in his opening heat. The northern beaches goofy-footer threw away a handful of excellent scoring waves (eight and above) over the course of the opening exchange and as result sealed himself a spot into the upcoming rounds.
Eager to hang onto his Australian Open of Surfing series ratings lead, Dylan Moffat (Narrabeen, NSW) shone in his second-round heat, prior to the event being called off for the day due to inclement wind and weather. Moffat sent a warning shot over the head of his fellow competitors posting a massive 17.43 two-wave heat total for a series of exciting snaps and carves to claim the second-round win and earn a spot into the quarterfinals.
Kasey Hargreaves (Stanwell Park) and Shyla Short (Austinmer) both flew the flag for the Illawarra surfing contingent, posting respectable heat totals to cement themselves a spot into the second round of competition that will be contested tomorrow.
The key location for the Far South Coast Pro is Dalmeny Point with backup locations of Narooma, Kianga, Mummuga Point, Yabbara Point, Duesburys and Carter Beach.
All competitors are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.
Each event in NSW will see a total $7000 prize purse with $1500 going to the winner of the Men’s and Women’s divisions.
In addition to a larger prize purse, all events on the series will be webcast live through surfingnsw.com.au and the Surfing NSW Facebook.
This event in the far South Coast will be the first Surfing NSW event hosted here in close to a decade.
The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing Tour will see events in:
Sunshine Coast, Qld – 19th – 20th September 2020
Gold Coast, Qld – 31st October – 1st November 2020
Cronulla – 8th – 9th November 2020
Port Macquarie – 14th – 15th November 2020
Kiama – 22nd – 23rd November 2020
Coffs Harbour – 29th – 30th November 2020
Far South Coast Open – 5th – 6th December 2020
Northern Beaches – 13th – 14th December 2020
All events will adhere to strict COVID-19 policies and regulations outlined by the Australian Government and council protocols.
For more information, check out Surfing NSW webpage over the course of the event.
The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing NSW Series is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also supported by Destination Kiama, Coffs Harbour City Council, Sutherland Shire Council, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council and Northern Beaches Council.
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