Top field at Shelley Beach
BYRON BAY'S Stephanie Sallis was in good form yesterday after winning her heat of the under 18 Girls to easily progress through to the quarter finals of the Quiksilver State Titles at Shelley Beach on the NSW Central Coast. Sallis is one among an exceptional field of around 200 surfers lining up at Shelley Beach to compete for perhaps the hardest state junior title on offer.
All finalists at this event qualify for the NSW junior team which will compete at the Quiksilver Australian Grommet Titles in South Australia in December. Garret Parkes, also from Byron Bay was eliminated in his quarter finals in the under 18 Boys yesterday.
It is said that NSW produces more world class surfers than probably any region in the world and the long surf-rich coastline is riddled with classy surfers and waves alike. The swell forecast at Shelly Beach looks promising and with multiple quality sandbanks all is set for sensational surfing across five days of competition.