The 2018 NSW HIF Bodyboard State Titles saw eight new NSW champions decided today as the event wrapped up in playful two-foot waves at Kiama Surf Beach.
The results of the competition determined the NSW team for the upcoming Australian Bodyboard Titles in Tweed Heads in August.
After finishing in the runner-up position in the Masters division in 2017, Mauricio Abrunhosa (Dee Why) was able to go one step further this year, claiming the Open Men’s division. Abrunhosa was able to overcome an in-form field of competitors to lock in a decent 14.24 two-wave heat total and claim the coveted division.
Perennial Drop Knee division finalist and multiple NSW Title holder Zachary Armytage (Wombarra) added another accomplishment to his mantelpiece, taking out the Drop Knee division again in 2018. Armytage notched up a respectable 13.00 two-wave heat total over the course of the final to get the nod over Greg Arnold (Macmasters Beach) who finished in the runner-up position.
Shauna Gillet (Martinsville) showed why she had claimed multiple Australian and NSW titles taking out the Open Women’s division. Gillet, Millie Chalker (Tuncurry) and Kaylah Pisani (Boat Harbour) all showed moments of brilliance over the course of their final heats, but Gillet was able to seal the deal thanks to posting an impressive 13.5 two-wave heat total in her second heat.
Having finals appearances across the Juniors and Opens, Noah Gillroy (Maroubra) was able to ensure he walked away with one title to his name, taking out top honours in the younger division. Gillroy posted a 13.17 two-wave heat total to take the top spot ahead of Hayden Cruikshank (Belmont) who finished in the second position.
All finals results can be seen below.
The main location was Kiama Surf beach located in the heart of Kiama, with back up locations of Jones Beach, Bombo Beach and Werri Beach.

The NSW HIF Bodyboard State Titles are proudly supported by HIF, Kiama Council, AirAsia, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Toyota, Mothernest, Havaianas and Surfing NSW. 

Open Men
1 – Mauricio Abrunhosa
2 – Hunter Nichols
3 – Aaron Newton
4 – Noah Gillroy
Master Men
1 – Wade Boeree
2 – Mauricio Abrunhosa
3 – Heath Werner
4 – Greg Arnold
Open Women
1 – Shauna Gillet
2 – Millie Chalker
3 – Kaylah Pisani
Open Drop Knee
1 – Zach Armytage
2 – Greg Arnold
3 – Scott Kitchen
4 – Mitchell Ashcroft
1 – Brayden Cruickshank
2 – Jack Jones
3 – Jaxon Cruikshank
1 – Daniel Wilson
2 – Hayden Pisani
3 – Sam Giddy
4 – Jasper Giddy
1 – Noah Gillroy
2 – Hayden Cruikshank
3 – Hunter Nicholls
4 – Trent Alleyne​

Grand Masters

1 – Nick Taylor
2 – Ricardo Riskalla
3 – Greg Chambers
4 – Paul Mace

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