Published on 26/03/2021

The 2021 NSW Bodyboard State Titles kicked off today in clean two-to-three foot surf at Nobbys Beach.

All competitors in the event are competing for their opportunity to qualify for the NSW Team which will compete at the Australian Surf Championships later in 2021.

Local Novocastrian bodyboarder John Cruickshank (Belmont) showed his prowess today across the Open Mens and Dropknee division posting a handful of decent scores for a series of snaps and carves, spins and barrels. Cruickshank managed to take two first round victories in both divisions and as a result cemented his spot into respective quarter and semi-finals.

Liam Lucas (Maroubra) performed an array of aerial manoeuvres in his Open Men’s heat to be rewarded with a 15.20 two-wave heat total. As a result he’ll now meet Cruikshank in the quarters.

Other Open Men’s standouts included Nathan Wilson (Kiama), Josh Kirkman (Tuncurry) and Sam Giddy (Northern Beaches) who also claimed wins in the opening round of competition.

The 2021 NSW Bodyboard State Titles will resume in Newcastle tomorrow and wrap up with all finals on Sunday, 28 March 2021.

All live scores can be found at liveheats.com

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.

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