7 team riders entered the NSW State SUP Titles

During the month of May, Surfing NSW ran the annual SUPFEST competition in Port Stephens, this event is spread out across 4 days. with 2 days surf sup and 2 days race plus the BOP race on after surfing finals.

This year BAYSUP had a stronger team than ever before with 7 team riders entering the event in each division. In the open men division we had Dylan, Matt W, Matt E, Charlie and Glenn0. For the woman’s it was Hannah, over 40’s Richard, Matt W and Glenno. For under 21s it was Dylan, Hannah, Charlie & Matt. Then Richard in the over 50’s.

Day 1 Thursday 15th May conditions were clean 2-3ft at Birubi where the first few rounds were surfed and finishing up on the beach late Thursday arvo. Friday morning back on the beach super early, for the start of the second round and then into the finals. Making it through to semi finals in each division but unfortunately stopping there for Dylan, both Matts and Charlie but on the other hand were there to cheer Hannah who won the open woman’s, Richard placing 2nd in over 50’s & Glenno snatching 2nd in over 40’s along with 3rd in open’s! massive effort to all team riders and all competitors.

Friday arvo the BOP race was help at Birubi, with Dylan and Matt E on jetski rescue helping out to make sure the race was ran properly and all racers were safe. Friday night some of the riders met Laird Hamilton at the shoal bay country club as part of the festival.

Across the next 2 days of Saturday and Sunday various races were held and BAYSUPs Matt W performed SUP YOGA demos. One of the events for the festival was the teams relay race, BAYSUP had 1 team made up Dylan, Charlie and both Matts who ended up tacing 4 times then came out with a overall 3rd place.

see below some pics from the event: would also like to thanks BAYSUPS photographer Jamie Leslie and our sponsors from Burton Toyota, Maui Jim, East Coast Surfboards.

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