Australia’s best amateur surfers took to the water at Light House Beach in Port Macqaurie to open the second week of the Australian Surf Festival supported by Essential Energy.
One of Victoria’s most prominent and powerful female surfers, Georgia Fish (Flinders, VIC), lead the charge in the open womens. Looking to add an Australian Title to her very successful junior career, the 19-year-old was off to a flying start in her opening round of the Australian Surfmasters.
The epic week of surfing saw competitors test Diamond Head, Shelly Beach and finally North Haven in a quest for the title. The variety of beaches offered good banks and new Open Womens champion Georgia Young (Swanbourne, WA), relished in her first Australian Title.
Bridget McCulloch is a happy 17 year old Sunshine Coast surfer girl that has a hunger to compete. Bridget loves surfing her local break 'Alex' on her 5'5 DHD Project 15 or Laura Enever's old 5'6 DHD surfboard. Bridget is currently 'Queensland State Champion' for 2011 under 18's as well as performing the duties of Queensland's team captain at this years under 18 girls All Star Competitions. Where the girls took out the 'Australian Title' for 2011 under 18's girls All Star team division.
Hive Swimwear teamrider Isabella Nicholls 'got pipped at the post' at Coffs Harbour last weekend in the Australian Surfing Titles final but it wont deter her. Isabella surfed solidly from the hooter sound to build a solid lead over the three other competitors but fancied Holly-Sue Coffey nabbed a nice wave in the dying minutes to take out a 15.25 v 13.25 point victory over Isabella.