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Finalist crowned at the 2013 Australian surfmasters tittles

surfing, Paul Parkes proved to be too strong in the end when he locked in an 8.35 and an 8.00. “The event was all about having fun for me,” said Parkes. “I just wanted to treat it like I was having a normal surf. At the end of the heat, I decided to play a tactical game and wait it out for a good one and try and get an eight or nine. Luckily one came to me. All the guys in the heat waited patiently and didn’t hassle at all. I think we’re all past that stage where we’re trying to psych each other out for the win.” The 2013 Australian Surf Festival will wrap up tomorrow with all remaining heats and finals. All heat results, event highlight clips, images and news is available at www.australiansurffestival.com All competitors are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order. The main base for the Australian Surf Festival will be Town Beach, which is located in the heart of Port Macquarie, however the event is 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 will feature 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 is 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  Open Men 1 – Darren O’Rafferty (Bonny Hills – NSW) 2 – Monty Tait (Maroubra – NSW) 3 – Mitch Van Der Veer (Port Macquarie – NSW) 4 – Nick Callister (Burleigh – Qld) Open Women 1 – Audrey Styman-Lane (Bilambil Heights – NSW) 2 – Lucy Callister (Noosa – Qld) 3 – Holly Wawn (Newport – NSW) 4 – Paris Whittaker (Caringbah – NSW) Over-35 Men 1 – Paul Parkes (Merewether – NSW) 2 – Christian Cook (Dee Why – NSW) 3 – Scott Schindler (Sawtell – NSW) 4 – Trevor Gleave (Palm Beach – 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 IMAGE CREDIT: Nikon/Smith – SNSW]]>

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Finalist crowned at the 2013 Australian surfmasters tittles

surfing, Paul Parkes proved to be too strong in the end when he locked in an 8.35 and an 8.00. “The event was all about having fun for me,” said Parkes. “I just wanted to treat it like I was having a normal surf. At the end of the heat, I decided to play a tactical game and wait it out for a good one and try and get an eight or nine. Luckily one came to me. All the guys in the heat waited patiently and didn’t hassle at all. I think we’re all past that stage where we’re trying to psych each other out for the win.” The 2013 Australian Surf Festival will wrap up tomorrow with all remaining heats and finals. All heat results, event highlight clips, images and news is available at www.australiansurffestival.com All competitors are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order. The main base for the Australian Surf Festival will be Town Beach, which is located in the heart of Port Macquarie, however the event is 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 will feature 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 is 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  Open Men 1 – Darren O’Rafferty (Bonny Hills – NSW) 2 – Monty Tait (Maroubra – NSW) 3 – Mitch Van Der Veer (Port Macquarie – NSW) 4 – Nick Callister (Burleigh – Qld) Open Women 1 – Audrey Styman-Lane (Bilambil Heights – NSW) 2 – Lucy Callister (Noosa – Qld) 3 – Holly Wawn (Newport – NSW) 4 – Paris Whittaker (Caringbah – NSW) Over-35 Men 1 – Paul Parkes (Merewether – NSW) 2 – Christian Cook (Dee Why – NSW) 3 – Scott Schindler (Sawtell – NSW) 4 – Trevor Gleave (Palm Beach – 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 IMAGE CREDIT: Nikon/Smith – SNSW]]>

Taylor Steele Hosts Star-Studded Soirée to Launch Solento Tequila on the Gold Coast 

Hot Dub Time Machine Unveils the Secrets Behind the Ultimate Banger

10th Annual Festival of the Stone: A Celebration of Music, Community, and Brewing”

Gold Coast Set to Return to World Surf League Championship Tour

Sustainable Luxury: W Brisbane Partners with Polestar to Elevate Guest Experiences

A Culinary Intersection: The Lex’s New Autumn Menu Unveiled

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre Transformation, Delay pushes opening to Spring

Sovereign Islands & Surrounds March Community Luncheon: A Heartfelt Success

Gold Coast Magazine

Gold Coast Magazine

Our in-house team and affiliates bringing you the latest in Culture, Lifestyle and Entertainment from around the globe and the great stories of the Gold Coast