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PORT MACQUARIE’S MATT BANTING BOWS OUT OF THE HAWAIIAN PRO

Port Macquarie surfer Matt Banting has bowed out of the 10,000 point qualifying series event, the Hawaiian Pro, in the second round. The 24-year-old struggled to produce a high scoring ride early, but managed a 4.3 and 6.3 in the dying stages. He’ll need a massive result at the final event of the year to have any chance of reaching the 2019 championship tour. (VISION ONLY – NO AUDIO)

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TWO NORTH COAST SURFERS AIM HIGH AT HAWAIIAN PRO

North Coast surfers Soli Bailey and Stu Kennedy are preparing to take to the water at the Hawaiian Pro. Both are sitting in the top 40 of the Men’s Qualifying Series, hoping to end the year on a high. After a year off, Kennedy is back and fitter than ever… Hoping to requalify for the 20-19 world tour. They’ll meet US surfer Ian Crane and French Polynesian surfer Tereva David in Round 2. (VISION ONLY)

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CENTRAL COAST SURFER TAKES OUT PORT STEPHENS PRO MEN’S FINAL

Central Coast surfer Caleb Tancred, has won his first world qualifying series event, taking out the 1000 point Port Stephens Pro this afternoon. Taking on Lennox Head’s Mikey McDonagh in the final, Tancred started well, posting a 7.3 on his first ride. McDonagh found a five and a high four in the small conditions, but when Tancred bagged a 6.8, the title was his. Earlier in the day, Hunter surfers Morgan Cibilic and James McMorland were bundled out in the first heat of round four. (VISION ONLY)

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HERO SURFERS SAVE CENTRAL COAST TEEN FROM DROWNING

Two surfers have saved a teenage boy’s life, pulling him from the water after he tried to save a friend in distress at Soldiers Beach. Police say a 17-year-old girl was caught in a rip and the young man tried to help her just before 7:00PM last night. He then went under, himself. She made it out of the waves to raise the alarm and two surfers helped to rescue the boy, performing chest compressions while out in the water before bringing him in to shore. Chris Parker from Surf Life Saving Central Coast says being overconfident and trying to help a mate is, unfortunately, a major cause of drownings. The 17-year-old boy was taken to Gosford Hospital in a serious but stable condition.   Vision only in parts.

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