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MATT BANTING DEFEATS MICK FANNING AT QUIKSILVER PRO

Port Macquarie’s Matt Banting has sensationally defeated Mick Fanning in his opening round heat at the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast – his first event on the world tour. The 20-year-old lit up the surf to score a total of 17.76… Against Fanning’s 17.06. “It’s so good to get a win all the nerves just, I was so nervous going into it, everyone is in the first heat of the year, it just shows you if you carry confidence all year you can in any heat you’re in. Banting will now go straight through to the third round. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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SURF COMMUNITY CALLS FOR TOS PROTECTION

If the local surfing community gets its way, the billion dollar Cruise Ship terminal project will be dead in the water. They’re now pushing to establish a world surfing reserve… All the way from South Stradbroke Island to Snapper Rocks. The biggest hurdle could be securing Council’s support.

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SKATEBOARD LEGEND VISITS NEWCASTLE

There was an unexpected thrill for skateboarders in Newcastle today,¬†with the world’s most famous skater, American legend Tony Hawk, showing up at the city’s biggest bowl. In Australia to defend his Bowl-A-Rama title in Sydney this weekend, the Californian rode at Bar Beach alongside the locals. While in town, the 46-year-old also took the opportunity to hit the waves with one of HIS childhood idols, legendary Newcastle surfer, Mark Richards. (VISION ONLY)

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NBN NEWS SPECIAL: A LOOK BACK AT 30 YEARS OF SURFEST

Tonight in a special NBN News feature, we take a look back at Surfest and how, the now famous competition, got started 30 years ago. We chat with the event’s founding fathers, as well as highlight NBN Television’s role in securing sponsorship. You also won’t want to miss some classic surfing clips from over the years. Click below to see a small taste of what’s to come at 6pm, with some footage from 1985.

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MAGOO POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED SURFING HONOUR

Central Coast surfing legend Barry ‘Magoo’ McGuigan, has been posthumously awarded the Peter Troy Lifestyle Award. The award recognises surfers who have dedicated their time to the culture, lifestyle and sport of surfing. Barry is remembered as a true surfing pioneer, who raised thousands of dollars for cancer research with the annual ‘Magoo Charity Classic’. He died this year at the age of 85, after a long battle with lymphoma.

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