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PUMPING WAVES FOR DAY ONE OF NSW SCHOOL TITLES

While the Junior State Titles may have already wrapped-up, the surfing action is far from over on the Mid North Coast with the School Titles kicking off at Middle Rock Beach on Wednesday morning. Avoca’s Sandon Whittaker dominated the first heat of the under 16 boys, with a final score of 17.5. However, Whittaker’s win knocked local grom, Finn Askew, out of the competition. The School Titles continue on Thursday.   (NO AUDIO)

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GROMS CROWNED WITH STATE TITLES

Avoca’s Kirra Belle Olsson and Byron Bay’s Kyuss King have taken out the under-16 final of the New South Wales Junior State Titles at Middle Rock in Lake Cathie. While the South Coast’s Rubie Reents and Sydney’s Harley Ross Webster earned the under-18 titles.

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NARROW LOSS FOR JACKSON BAKER AT OZ GROM PRO JUNIOR

Merewether’s Jackson Baker suffered the narrowest of losses in the final of the Oz Grom Pro Junior event on the far north coast. Baker thought he’d done enough in the dying stages of the decider, sitting on 16 point one six. But Cody Robinson used priority to grab a handy wave in the final minute. The judges were clearly impressed with the Victorian’s effort, and Robinson went on to claim the title by just point zero four.

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SECOND SHARK SIGHTING ON NORTH COAST

The Oz Grom Junior Open at Lennox Head has been called off for today after a shark knocked a surfer off his board. The surfer wasn’t injured but the encounter follows an attack at nearby Ballina yesterday that critically injured a 32-year-old surfer. Contest organisers made the decision to suspend today’s competition and emergency services crews using jet skiis and helicopters continue to monitor the area.   #surfing event cancelled at #LennoxHead due to 2nd #shark sighting in 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/b46ZbMyxAg — NBN News (@nbnnews) July 3, 2015

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PHILLIPPA ANDERSON LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR WORLD TOUR

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson’s bid to make the World Championship Tour has taken a unique step forward. The 23-year-old has launched a crowdfunding campaign, hoping to raise enough money to compete in qualifying events across the globe. She’s regarded as the best female surfer not on the world tour. But since the loss of her major sponsor, Philippa Anderson has struggled to make it to qualifying events. She’s hoping crowd-funding is the answer. Launched this morning, the campaign aims to raise $50,000 US dollars, to go towards flights, accommodation and car hire as well as coaching and personal trainers. “We’ve got to go to America, Europe and Brazil and Chile so depending on how I’m going it’s quite a big leg ahead so the funds are going to go a long way.” Following encouragement from campaign organiser Emma Gibbons, a …

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PHILIPPA ANDERSON BELIEVES SHE CAN JOIN CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson says she’s finally starting to believe she can make it onto the championship tour next year. The 23-year-old returned home this morning from the latest qualifying series event, where she beat two of the world’s best. But rather than catch up on some sleep, Philippa Anderson was still keen to catch up with friends and check out conditions at her home break. Her latest trip overseas exceeded her expectations, starting with her performance as part of the Australian team at the World Surfing Games in Nicaragua.

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