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Bryce Young (NSW) and Monique Keane (Qld) through to finals day in Junior and Open divisions

Bryce Young (NSW) and Monique Keane (Qld) through to finals day in Junior and Open divisions

North Haven Beach was a popular move just 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie for day 5 of the SOUL Australian Longboards Titles with solid and slightly stormy 1.5m surf providing Australia’s top longboarders plenty of scope to score big.

Sunshine Coast Queensland surfer Mitch Surman (Maroochydore) served notice today that the Junior Men’s division will be extremely well fought out tomorrow. While Bryce Young (NSW/Angourie) remains the top pick for tomorrows final, Surman was the highest scoring quarter finalist today with an impressive 15.25 out of a possible 20 to take a big win. Young also easily won his quarter final as did Northern Sydney Beaches surfer Dan McComb (Harbourd) and all three will go into tomorrow confident they can take the prestigious title.

Bryce Young (Son of multiple world champion Nat Young), has a giant day ahead of him tomorrow as he’s also a quarter finalist in the Open Men’s division. Sunshine Coast Queensland surfer Monique Keane is similarly positioned having qualified for both the Junior and Open finals of the Women’s.

Open Women’s finalists were decided today and again Chelsea Williams (Tweed Heads) was most impressive scoring a big semi final win defeating popular local girl Cath Perry who has also qualified for the final by placing 2nd in the semi final today. Semi Final two saw a very impressive performance from WA surfer Georgia Young who easily won with Monique Keane also qualifying in second place.

Open Men’s quarter finals were not surfed today and they will hit the water first thing tomorrow, which is expected to be the final day.

North Haven Beach offered far better waves for today’s competition and local professional Longboarder Ian Bell, who would normally be surfing these Open SOUL Australian Longboard Titles but is out due to recent ear operations and is the professional lifeguard for the event expects great things from his home beach at North Haven for tomorrows finals – “ I think we’ll see the best surf of the event tomorrow here at North Haven – The winds should be offshore, the banks are great and it could be an amazing final day for the best surfers.”

Senior divisional finals have been decided across most divisions and within this press release there’s too many to go into detail about but they can be viewed online at www.surfingaustralia.com

Organizers are confident for an early 7:00am start at North Haven tomorrow for the finals day although a deion on the actual venue won’t be official until the surf is thoroughly check at Town Beach early tomorrow morning.

With surfers of the caliber of Josh Constable, Harley Ingelby, Grant Thomas, Christian Pimm, Chelsea Williams and many others surfing for SOUL Australian Titles tomorrow its certain to be a fantastic finish to this great event.

Attached Rights Free Image: Bryce Young winning his quarter final today at North Haven Beach Port Macquarie. Photo: Steve Robertson.

Full Press will be forwarded around 5pm and can also be located at www.surfingaustralia.com

The event is broadcast live via http://live.surfingaustralia.com or the link on surfingaustralia.com with live scores, audio, heat by heat results, daily event news and photo gallery.

Event is expected to kick off around 7:30am each day

The SOUL Australian Longboard Titles is proudly supported by NSW Government, Tourism NSW, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Greater Port Macquarie Tourism, Panthers Port Macquarie, Surfing Australia, Coastalwatch.com, Tooheys Extra Dry and Surfing NSW.

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