More more than 250 students, supported by their teachers and big numbers of parents, tackled challenging surf at both Dixon Park and Nobbys beach in the Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota High School Teams Challenge held as part Surfest Newcastle Australia.
This unique surfing competition is designed to ensure an emphasis on working as a team. Each team consisted of five surfers and a manager. The team picked three surfers to surf each round and each competitor was allowed a maximum of three waves where their highest individual wave score counted. There were also points awarded for completing heats prior to the final siren, encouraging an urgency to the effort.
Fifty-six high school teams from Coffs Harbour in the north to Illawarra in the south – and Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean – surfed across the two days.
1. Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Tumbi Umbi Campus (62.9)
2. Narrabeen Sports High No.1 (54.5)
3. Narrabeen Sports Hugh No.2 (46.2)
4. Kotara High (42)
1. Narrabeen Sports High (28.6)
2. St Pius Adamstown (20.3)
3. Tomaree High (11.2)
4. St Phillips Christian College (10.0)