www.australiansurffestival.com The main base for the Australian Surf Festival was Town Beach, which is located in the heart of Port Macquarie, however the event was mobile with numerous beach break options available between Port Macquarie and North Haven (20 minutes drive south of Port Macquarie CBD) including Flynns Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Rainbow Beach at Bonny Hills and Grants Beach at North Haven. This year’s event featured a busy schedule out of the water with live music and surf education courses, including Surfing NSW’s free CPR and board rescue course, Surfers Rescue 24/7. Town Green Inn was the official headquarters for all functions and courses. The Australian Surf Festival is a key regional event on the NSW Events Calendar, and is supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government, Destination NSW, Port Macquarie Tourism, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Be the Influence, Harley-Davidson Australia, Town Green Inn, Nikon, Suncorp, Australian Sports Commission, Coastalwatch, NBN, Port Macquarie News, 2MC, Star FM, Surfing World Magazine and Pacific Longboarder Magazine. RESULTS Over-40 Men 1 – Justin Lee (Redhead – NSW) 2 – Mark Cameron (Woolgoolga – NSW) 3 – Scott Schindler (Sawtell – NSW) 4 – John Schmidenberg (Emerald Beach – NSW) Open-45 Men 1 – Rodney Baldwin (Copacabana – NSW) 2 – John Schmidenberg (Emerald Beach – NSW) 3 – Rob Page (Verges Creek – NSW) 4 – Glen Valaire (Swansea – NSW) Over-50 Men 1 – Rodney Baldwin (Copacabana – NSW) 2 – Nick Pearson (Suffolk Park – NSW) 3 – Rowan Sapwell (Jan Juc – Vic) 4 – Adrian Shepard (Denmark – WA) Over-55 Men 1 – Ian Darby (North Beach – WA) 2 – Steve Kay (Torquay – Vic) 3 – Mark Phelan (Terrigal – NSW) 4 – Peter Hill (Culburra Beach – NSW) Over-35 Women 1 – Mellisa Dart-Harrison (Mount Eliza – Vic) 2 – Yvonne Lamont (Mt Elliot – NSW) 3 – Cheryl Peat (Seaford – SA) Single Fin 1 – Rob Hazelwood (Narrabeen – NSW) 2 – Wayne Hudson (Port Macquarie – NSW) 3 – Ian Bell (North Haven – NSW) 4 – Dean Hall (Burleigh – Qld) 2013 AUSTRALIAN SURF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 10-18 August – Australian Longboard Titles 16-18 August – Australian Logger Titles 16-18 August – Australian Longboard Titles – Under 18 Boys and Girls 19-23 August – Australian Surfmasters Titles 21-23 August – Australian Single Fin Titles]]>
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