The 2023 Australian SUP Titles kicked off today in small but contestable waves at Mollymook Beach.
Winds picked up slightly mid-morning but backed off throughout the day, with plenty of waves caught during the early heats, and some high quality surfing including by KealeDorries (QLD) and IndyRose (NSW).
Two rounds of the Open Women, Open Men, O40 Men, O40 Women and O50 Men LB SUP were completed, with Rylie Kay (SA) posting the highest heat total, a 13.66 (out of a possible 20), in Open Men.
Father daughter duo, Hannah and Richard Finlay-Jones (NSW) posted the same heat total in their respective divisions, Open Women and O60 10ft SUP, to progress to tomorrow. Richard also achieved the highest single wave score of the day, an 8.17 (out of a possible 10).
The opening rounds of O50 Men, 10ft Open Men, 10ft Open Women, O50 Women, O40 Women LB SUP, O60 10ft SUP were also completed.
Skyla Rayner (NSW) said: “Today was a successful day, making the most of some marginal conditions and getting through a lot of heats. We had to take the contest to Mollymook Beach to escape the southerly winds and it was a great decision, with small, clean waves for most of the day.”
Sussex Inlet is the expected location for tomorrow’s heats, with another big day of surfing planned.
Australian SUP Titles divisions:
10ft Open Men
10ft Open Women
O50 Men LB SUP
O40 Women LB SUP
O60 10ft SUP
Keep up to date with results and information on the Australian SUP Titles website or follow the live scores via LiveHeats.
The Australian SUP Titles are proudly supported by Shoalhaven City Council, Le Tan, Jim Beam and Surfing NSW.
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