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by Tru Starling

As the first few events in Australia get under way, the ladies of the NSW Coast put on an impressive show at the first stop in Cronulla. With fun 2-3 foot conditions, Cronulla provided some contestable waves for the ladies to perform and they did just that.

PC: Ethan Smith IG – @ethdogsmith- Philipa Anderson

At first glance, the line up of the women’s side of the draw consisted of Philipa Anderson, Freya Prumm, Sarah Baum, Cedar Leigh-Jones who are all placed in the top 6 in the Australasian ranks on the WQS and some other big name surfers.

PC: Ethan Smith IG – @ethdogsmith – Sarah Baum

The first and second day of the event saw some major upsets with experienced competitors being taken out by some up and coming young talent. With the likes of April Davey and Gabi Spake putting on a great show.

PC: Ethan Smith IG – @ethdogsmith – Tru Starling

Coming into the Finals for the women, the four ladies put on a show for all the spectators with Cedar Leigh-Jones taking it out with an incredible 14.33 total followed by Sarah Baum taking the runner up spot with a respectable 12.00 total and Philip Anderson and Tru Starling coming in third and fourth.

PC: Ethan Smith IG – @ethdogsmith – Cedar Leigh-Jones after the final

With events coming up back to back over the next few weeks, the next competition in Port Macquarie is featuring another impressive line up with a good looking swell forecast. We can’t wait to watch the ladies shine again.

PC: Surfing NSW IG – @surfing_nsw

As for the men, they too kept us entertained with Kalani Ball taking it out with an impressive 18.04 total followed by Dylan Moffat in second with a 16.00 total and Aidan Lewan-Parsons and Joel Vaughan taking out third and fourth. It’s safe to say that the men put on a clinic throughout the event and we are looking forward to some more show-stopping performances in the upcoming events.

PC: Ethan Smith IG – @ethdogsmith – Kalani Ball (Men’s Winner)

If you’re wanting to check out the highlight real Surfing NSW have Day One and Two up on their website so you can have a cheeky look at the event and maybe hear us commentate a heat or two!!

Day One: https://surfingnsw.com.au/watch-day-one-of-the-volkswagen-cronulla-open-here/ 

Day Two: https://surfingnsw.com.au/watch-finals-day-of-the-volkswagen-cronulla-open-here/ 

For more information on the upcoming events, head over to Surfing NSW website for more details. https://surfingnsw.com.au/ 

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