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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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ALL-ROUND SUCCESS FOR CENTRAL COAST SURFERS

Avoca’s Macy Callaghan finished second in the Women’s Pro Junior event at the Australian Open of Surfing in Manly today. Earlier in the day, Adrian Buchan made the most of the small conditions to comfortably win his Round 2 heat in the Men’s WQS event. Glen Hall also had no problems, with this 7.9 helping him to secure a come-from-behind win. Meanwhile, North Entrance’s Russ Molony has made a strong start to the Surfest Indigenous Classic at Merewether beach. Looking for a record 10th straight crown, Molony went up against his brother Matt, while Russ took bragging rights, both surfers progressed to Round 3. The final of the Wandiyali Classic will be surfed tomorrow.

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