Saltwater Wine Pro

14 Jun 2009 0

Cadet Boys champion Matt Banting was in a class of his own today, winning in style at Old Bar.

Cadet Boys champion Matt Banting was in a class of his own today, winning in style at Old Bar.

Dylon Hunt finished second in the Cadet Boys division today at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Dylon Hunt finished second in the Cadet Boys division today at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Connor O’Leary solidified an amazing weekend with an excellent performance today at Old Bar – finishing third in the Cadet Boys and second in the Junior Boys division

Connor O’Leary solidified an amazing weekend with an excellent performance today at Old Bar – finishing third in the Cadet Boys and second in the Junior Boys division

Beau Foster finished an impressive fourth today in the Cadet division at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Beau Foster finished an impressive fourth today in the Cadet division at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Junior Boys champion Joel Tyrell solidified an amazing weekend with an excellent performance today at Old Bar.

Junior Boys champion Joel Tyrell solidified an amazing weekend with an excellent performance today at Old Bar.

Jordi Watson finished third in the Junior Boys division today at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Jordi Watson finished third in the Junior Boys division today at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Hometown hero Oscar Scanes finished fourth in the Junior Boys division today at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Hometown hero Oscar Scanes finished fourth in the Junior Boys division today at the Saltwater Wine Pro.

Matt Banting took home $250 and 1500 Hurley NSWCC ratings points for his win in the Cadet Boys division of the Saltwater Wine Pro

Matt Banting took home $250 and 1500 Hurley NSWCC ratings points for his win in the Cadet Boys division of the Saltwater Wine Pro

With a handful of tomorrows stars busting down the door at the Saltwater Wine Pro, Matt Banting (Port Macquarie, NSW) and Joel Tyrell (Pacific Palms, NSW) stood above the pack today at Old Bar.

As the fourth event on the prestigious Hurley NSW Championship Circuit for 2009, the Saltwater Wine Pro saw some of the country’s best junior surfers competing for valuable ratings points and serious cash prizes.

With a marked drop in conditions from yesterday’s perfection, the insatiable teen’s made the most of the fun, punchy peaks at Second Corner.

And no one was more impressive than Banting and Tyrell, who once again proved their extraordinary talent – taking home the Cadet and Junior Boys divisions.

Having consistently racked up a bevy of excellent scores, including a combined heat score of 17.50 (out of a possible 20) in the semi-final stages, Banting went one better in the final.

Paddling into a perfect peak, the crowd on the beach hushed awaiting the barrage that was forthcoming – and he delivered, attacking the lip with speed, conviction and grace – scoring the event’s first perfect ride.

“I’m really happy with my performance,” Banting said after his devastating victory.

“It’s only my second ever ten point-ride in competition so I’m stoked.”

Defeating Dylon Hunt (Crescent Head, NSW), Connor O’Leary (Cronulla, NSW) and Beau Foster (Norah Head, NSW), who finished second, third and fourth respectively, Banting put on a clinic en-route to amassing a total heat score of 16.67 (out of a possible 20) in the final.

“I’ve been really happy with my surfing of late, so today’s result is a big confidence boost for me going into the back half of the year,” he added.

With $500 up for grabs at Old Bar’s famed Second Corner, the final day of the Saltwater Wine Pro also saw the running of the Junior Boys division – with Tyrell taking the crown.

“I’m over the moon,” Tyrell said, beaming after his awesome display.

“It’s my best ever result at a competition.”

Using his silky forehand attack to defeat O’Leary, Oscar Scanes (Old Bar, NSW) and Jordi Watson (Currarong, NSW), who finished second, third and fourth respectively, Tyrell was over the moon.

“It was such a hard event with such quality competition,” Tyrell remarked.

“The level of competition was incredible.”

Having placed third in the Cadet Boys division, O’Leary proved to be the most consistent surfer of the event with his second placing in the Junior Division.

Also taking place was the Hurley Boardriders Challenge, an invitational event that recognises the importance of grassroots surfing throughout the mid north coast.

Going head-to-head in a Teams Format, Saltwater Boardriders took the crown, local pride and bragging rights, whilst also winning $600 in cash.

For the all Hurley NSWCC news and information please visit www.surfingnsw.com.au

The Saltwater Wine Pro is proudly supported by Hurley, Saltwater Wine, Australia’s Surfing Life, Saltwater Boardriders Club, Surfing Mid North Coast and Surfing NSW.

Saltwater Wine Pro 2009 – Cadet Boys – Results

1st – Matt BANTING (Port Macquarie, NSW) - 16.67pts
2nd – Dylon HUNT (Crescent Head, NSW) - 13.87 pts
3rd - Connor O’LEARY (Cronulla, NSW) – 9.33 pts
4th – Beau FOSTER (Norah Head, NSW) – 7.73 pts

Saltwater Wine Pro 2009 – Junior Boys – Results
1st – Joel TYRRELL (Pacific Palms, NSW) – 12.50 pts
2nd – Connor O’LEARY (Cronulla, NSW) – 12.84 pts
3rd - Oscar SCANES (Old Bar, NSW) – 11.50 pts
4th – Jordi WATSON (Currarong, NSW) – 10.06 pts

Hurley NSW Championship Circuit 2009 Schedule:

Triple Bull Pro, 16-17 May 2009 at Cronulla
Dripping Wet Pro, 23-24 May 2009 at Freshwater Beach
Bay Action Pro, 30-31 May 2009 at Byron Bay
Saltwater Wine Surf Classic, 13-14 June 2009 at Old Bar
Wild Surf Co. Mattara Pro, 26-27 September 2009 at Newcastle
Zink Surf South Coast Pro, 10-11 October 2009 at Werri Beach
Slimes Pro, 7-8 November 2009 at Avoca Beach

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