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SCU claim Australian surfing title


Southern Cross University has won the 2014 Australian University Surfing Championships for the third time in four years after an extreme challenge at Newcastle’s Bar Beach.

Led by previous ASP World Tour proficient Rebecca Woods, Team SCU won the men’s and ladies’ flags and the general trophy.

Understudy group supervisor, Gabriele Ghigi, said it was an incredible collaboration by the 10 surfers who headed to Newcastle.

“Bar Beach was an incredible area with four foot waves and the periodic rebel six foot sets delivering the goods. It was an extremely contestable wave with left and right tops surfed on occasion from the outside banks directly through to the shore,” he said.

“The results for the challenge were not uncovered until the day following the last, and the group had begun to head once again to Uni, appreciating a void wave on the coast close Forster on the way home.

“On the other hand, when news delivered the goods we had scooped all the trophies from the diversions, the entire group was overjoyed and pleased to have won everything and to bring the trophy again to SCU after a two year break.”

Osteopath understudy Rebecca Woods, asserted two gold awards including the ladies’ longboard and the blended label group occasion with Ned Sanchez. She grabbed a bronze award in her pet occasion the ladies’ shortboard. She was likewise the main female surfer to have scored an impeccable 10 amid the opposition in the semi-finals.

Label colleague Sanchez, completed third in the men’s shortboard last, while Grace Hamilton asserted an alternate bronze in the ladies’ bodyboard. She additionally completed fourth in the ladies’ shortboard behind Woods and an alternate colleague Ellie Weinert, completed third in the ladies’ longboard.

Oliver Troughton (fourth men’s longboard) and Tom Halloran (fourth men’s bodyboard), likewise made the finals of their occasions.

The men’s group comprised of Troughton, Sanchez, Halloran, Peter Duncan, Leon Yasuda and Jorma Bushnell. The ladies’ group included Woods, Hamilton, Weinert and Coline Merlet.

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