Surfing NSW – New Chair and Deputy Chair (July 2024)

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Kash Brown (Cronulla) and Ruby Trew (Manly) claimed top honours in the Under-14 divisions at the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth, following an action-packed day of surfing in dreamy Sandon Point conditions.

Kash Brown showed that he’d be a name to watch in the upcoming years as he blasted apart the long rights of Sandon Point today. The Sutherland Shire natural footer executed a flurry of beautiful snaps and carves to post two excellent scores: 9.40 and 8.07 (out of a possible 10 points) to amass a giant 17.47 two-wave total. The scoreline allowed him to gain the upper hand against fellow event standout Max Mcgillivray (Evans Head) who finished in second position with a decent 14.63 heat total.

Ruby Trew showed her star was continuing to rise as she claimed the Under-14 Girls final. As a goofy-footer, Trew used her sharp backhand repertoire to muster up a solid 16.56 total to claim the final. Trew gained the title from north coast standout Ocea Curtis (Lennox Head) who put on a valiant performance to finish the final with a 14.00 total.

All other results can be seen below or here.

The event attracted approximately 250 promising junior surfers to the Wollongong region.

Prime locations for the event were Sandon Point and Woonona.

Seeding for each age division was determined by the Surfing NSW State Rankings.

U18’s (Boys & Girls): Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th November 2021
U16’s (Boys & Girls): Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th November 2021
U14’s (Boys & Girls): Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd November 2021

The event ran in a straight knock-out format, under four-person priority rules.

The Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth were proudly supported by Woolworths, Ocean and Earth, Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort, Destination Wollongong and Surfing NSW.

U14 Girls

4th Ava Arghyros (Kingscliff)
3rd Grace Gosby (Cronulla)
2nd Ocean Curtis (Lennox Head)
1st Ruby Trew (Manly)

U14 Boys
4th Ben Zanatta (Manly)
3rd Rene Galloway (Newport)
2nd Max Mcgillivray (Evans Head)
1st Kash Brown (Cronulla)

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