2015 NSW State Bodyboard Title Results
15th March 2015
(Top photo France Hazar photo by Surfing NSW)
It was 3 days of fun peaks at Box Beach in Port Stephens NSW, for the NRMA NSW State Bodyboard Titles. In a 2 – 3ft straight swell with offshore winds. Although a small competitive crowd in the girls divisions they were on fire in the conditions.
It was a big day for the girls with France Hazar taking 3rd place in the Grand Masters Final in style wiping the men with clean lines, tidy pocket spins and a heavy roll.
The Open Women Final was between Shauna Gillett and France Hazar. France’s opening wave scored a big 7.5 with a perfect right hand barrel. Shauna was working hard keeping and keeping busy. The lead chopped and changed a few times with some big exchanges. Shauna then pulled out a smoking pit to secure a 7.3 to leave France needing a 5 to take the lead. France finished her campaign on a tidy 3 point spin but it wasn’t enough to take the win.
In the Junior Women division there were 2 final heats between the 3 girls Teigan Gillett, Sam Gillett and Sophie Leathers. Teigan dominated early in the first heat and kept her numbers high all heat until the final minute when Sam swung into action to post a 5.3 to swipe the win. Sophie keeping super busy, only only needing a 2.3 to place 2nd. In the 2nd heat Sam had to maintain her points to lock in her win and did so keeping her twin and Sophie at bay until the final hooter.
Sam said after her win For the first heat in the day the conditions were clean and glassy for us although we got a lull during the heat which made it tricky. The second heat the conditions were harder to work with as it was sloppy so it really tested the abilities. The girls were really pushing themselves and it was just a really good and fun heat as well being able to see how we have improved even just over a year.”
OPEN WOMEN’S RESULTS
1st Shauna Gillett
2nd France Hazar
JUNIOR WOMEN’S FINAL RESULTS
1st Sam Gillett
2nd Teigan Gillett
3rd Sophie Leathers
(Thanks to Aaron Dodds for the report)