Big waves create big smiles at Barney Miller Classic

Local surfers tore up the big swell at Sawtell Beach as part of the Barney Miller Classic.
Local surfers tore up the big swell at Sawtell Beach as part of the Barney Miller Classic. Trevor Veale

SAWTELL delivered plenty of pumping surf for the two day Barney Miller Surf Classic.

More than 130 surfers hit the waves on Saturday and Sunday for the annual event.

Wave riders had plenty to smile about with excellent conditions providing plenty of impressive off shore action.

Taking out the event was Coffs Harbour surfer Madison Williams who's consistently good rides proved too much for the judges to ignore.

Namesake and Event organiser Barney Miller was once again 'stoked' with the success of the event.

"IT was a great two days. The waves were pumping, there was a great feeling around the place and we raised some money for a worthy cause," Miller said.

"The charity auction on Friday night was a great way to get things underway.

"This year we were raising money 19 year old Sydneysider Lincoln Innis who flew up with his dad for the weekend."

With the impressive swell at Sawtell beach miller said he was overwhelmed by the surfing talent on show.

"The level of surfing was outstanding," he said.

"Saturday was a really clean break and the under-16 surfers who were up first really tore it up.

"The girls were another standout with some really impressive rides in the big conditions."

"It is humbling to see this event get bigger and bigger every year.

"It's always a great weekend and I can't wait till next year."

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