MEREWETHER BEACH, Newcastle, NSW/AUS (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)
At the end of day one of surfing in the 2015 Wandiyali Indigenous Classic on Merewether Beach today the favourites to win the event, former champ Russ Molony (Bateau Bay, NSW) and the 2014 Australian Indigenous champion Otis Carey (Coffs Harbour, NSW) has surfed a perfect two rounds. Molony and Carey are at opposite ends of the draw so are only likely to meet in the Open Men’s final on Merewether beach tomorrow morning. Both surfers sit on a maximum of 20 points with one round to go before the semi finals.
Tomorrow Molony and Carey may be looking over their shoulder. Joining them with a perfect score of 20 points is young Victorian Jordie Campbell and Beau Wills (Kincumber, NSW). Both surfers thrilled the large audience at Merewether Beach today with their innovative and precise surfing.
In the women’s event Stella Crick (Coledale, NSW) is the 2014 Wandiyali champion. Crick has a perfect score of 20 and looks to be the hot favourite for another title in the final tomorrow.
The Wandiyali junior men’s contest features Joe Wallace, (Caringbah, NSW) as the defending Wandiyali champion. Wallace is leading the point score into tomorrow’s final but will be challenged this year by a rising star from the Norah Head (NSW) Surfing fraternity, Noah Munro.
The 2015 Wandiyali champions will be crowned on Merewether Beach before noon tomorrow.