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Penultimate day of Surfmasters Titles sees big shift

Jay Phillips © Surfing NSW/Smith


HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles
Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat

Surfing New South Wales
New South Wales, Australia
13 - 18 June, 2017

 Jay Phillips nails punchy lefts of Boomerang Beach

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 June, 2017 - The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat saw a day of event eliminations as competitors scrapped to seal a position into tomorrow’s final rounds.
Accustomed to the long right-handers of Northern NSW, Jay Phillips (Fingal) had little dramas changing direction and nailing the punchy lefts of Boomerang Beach. Phillips nailed an array of mammoth backside snaps to post a near perfect 9.17 wave score in the Over-35 Men’s division and move back into the quarterfinals.
Despite being knocked from the event in the second Over-45 Men’s requal round, Jay Sharp (Long Jetty) smashed out one of the rides of the event in his first heat, posting a giant 9.27 wave score. Sharp nailed a succession of critical backside turns to notch up the total.
Scott Schindler (Sawtell) used his lightening fast backhand attack to post the highest heat total of the event, 17.84 (out of a possible 20 points) in the Over-45 Men’s requalification round. Schindler’s total scoreline consisted of a near perfect 9.67 wave, which rocketed him back into the main round of competition.
Shelly Beach duo, Marcus Davidson (Shelly Beach) and Cameron Sharpe (Shelly Beach) both put on solid performances in the Over-40 and Over-35 Men’s division with both surfers posting heat totals in excess of 15.66 points. Both surfers will make their next appearance in the quarter and semi-finals.

Ethan Smith

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