PORT STEPHENS SURF FESTIVAL HEATS UP AHEAD OF FINAL DAY.

The surfing component of the 2018 ECS Boards SUP State Titles saw seven new NSW champions crowned today as the Port Stephens Surf Festival mowed through day five of the event. 
 
Josh Stretton (Anna Bay) ensured one NSW SUP Title would remain in the Port Stephens region, taking out the Junior Mens division. Stretton posted two mammoth heat totals in the 17.00 point range to gain the upper hand against the opposition and claim the division convincingly.
 
After an exciting performance in the Open Men yesterday, Kai Bates (Mollymook) was able to capitalise on his earlier momentum, taking out the blue-ribbon division. Bates perfectly synced his lightning-fast forehand attack with the punchy righthanders of One Mile Beach, posting an impressive 14.97 two-wave heat total. Fellow event standouts Harry Maskell (Wamberal), Justin Holland (Kingscliff) and James Casey (Collaroy) all put on valiant performances but had to settle for second, third and fourth respectively.
 
Skyla Rayner (Berrara) will be joining Bates to take an NSW title to the south coast, claiming top honours in the Open Women’s division. Rayner was able to get the edge over her opposition thanks to a runner-up finish and a win in her dual finals to take the top position on the leaderboard and ensure another title would head to the south coast.
 
All results can be found below
 
The Port Stephens Surf Festival comprises of the 2018 ECS Boards SUP State Titles and the 2018 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles pres. by HIF and will decide the NSW Teams for the upcoming Australian SUP Titles in Currumbin and the Australian Longboard Titles at Tweed Heads.
 
The competition will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the day's schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
 
The Port Stephens Surf Festival is proudly supported by Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, ECS Boards, Port Stephens Council, Oasis Wellness Center, AirAsia, H2Coco, Toyota, Mothernest, NBN, and Surfing NSW.
 
RESULTS:
Open Men
1 – Kai Bates (Mollymook)
2 – Harry Maskell (Wamberal)
3 – Justin Holland (Kingscliff)
4 – James Casey (Collaroy)

Open Women
1 – Skyla Rayner  (Berrara)
2 – Hannah Finlay-Jones (Merewether)
3 – Terrene Black (North Entrance)
4 – Kate Cummins (Werri)
5 – Tiahn Smith (Woonoona)

Over-50 Men
1 – Glenn Cochran (Macmasters Beach)
2 – Adam Robinson (Copacabana)
3 – Richard Finlay-Jones (Merewether)
4 – Jason McManus (Woollamia)

Over-40 Men
1 – Justin Holland (Kingscliff)
2 – Marty Cole (Avalon)
3 – Gareth Grant (Collaroy)
4 – Adam Robinson (Copacabana)

Over-40 Women
1 – Kate Cummins (Werri)
2 – Melissa Mcmanus (Woollamia)
3 – Tammy Montgomery (Elanora Heights)
4 – Simone Scott (Narrawallee)

Junior Men
1 – Josh Stretton (Anna Bay)
2 – Louie Pantelic (Mossy Point)
3 – Clayton Kane (Toowoon Bay)
4 – Charlie Holland

10-Foot Divison
1 – Martin Cole (Avalon)
2 – Josh Stretton (Anna Bay)
3 – Andrew Cassidy (Mona Vale)
4 – Gareth Grant (Collaroy)