The Mid North Coast Girls Surf Classic | Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October

One to watch:  Avalon Enfield from Port Macquarie is hotly tipped for success in the 12 years and under Beginner Girl Caddy division.
One to watch: Avalon Enfield from Port Macquarie is hotly tipped for success in the 12 years and under Beginner Girl Caddy division.

The Mid North Coast Girls Surf Classic is coming back to Rainbow Beach.

Now in its 15th year, the event is hosted by the Mid North Coast Girls Surfriders Club Inc and is one not to miss.

The club is a community-based club providing a service for surfer girls on the Mid North Coast. It promotes girls surfing, fun, fitness, friendship and the focus on participation rather than cutthroat competition.

It is with the continued support from local businesses and community partnerships that permits the Mid North Coast Girls Surfriders to host such a unique surfing contest format that encourages all girls and women regardless of their age or ability to compete in a non-threatening environment.

Favourite to win: Imogen Enfield is competing in the Under 12 shortboard. The  competition starts at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills on Saturday October 13 at 7.00 am.

Favourite to win: Imogen Enfield is competing in the Under 12 shortboard. The competition starts at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills on Saturday October 13 at 7.00 am.

Competitors can surf two rounds in their division on Saturday therefore encouraging participation throughout the two day event.  The results from both their heats are tallied together and the top six surfers in each division progress to a final on Sunday.

Currently, there are 70 competitors entered in 10 divisions which include shortboards, longboards and mini mals.  In shortboards, 12 years and under, Under 14, Under 16, Under 21 and Open divisions are all catered for.  In the longboards, Over 45, Over 55 and Open divisions and Mini Mal.

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The most popular division this year is the Over 55’s longboards. Club president, Robyn Wallace, will be representing the Mid North Coast Girls Surfriders in this division.  Robyn will be up against some stiff competition as the Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders have a strong contingent competing here.

Port Macquarie surfer Jen Arnold is returning and hoping to make the final in the open shortboard. This division will be hotly contested by competitors from the Surf Girls Australia Club located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

In the prestigious 12 years and under Beginner Girl Caddy division, the Knox sisters, Ally, Tori and Macy from Wauchope are all competing for the title however Avalon Enfield from Port Macquarie has been surfing like a pro of late.   

Day one will conclude at approximately 5.00 pm followed by the Surf Classic Mega Raffle and pizza night.  This social occasion allows the surfer girls and families to come together acknowledge and celebrate girls and women in surfing.

Finals commence on Sunday 14 October at 7.00 am concluding at approximately 1.00 pm followed by the presentation at the beach.

Get an entry on www.facebook.com/mncgs.nsw.

The heat draw will be on display on Friday 12 October at the Bonny Hills Beach Hotel from 6.30 pm. 

Any queries? Call Robyn Wallace on 0427 596 196 or Jo Astorini on 0447 020 433.