Pro Division winner Dan Berry gets airborne at Woolgoolga last week during the Neil Pryde Wavesailing Series.
Pro Division winner Dan Berry gets airborne at Woolgoolga last week during the Neil Pryde Wavesailing Series.

Dan gets onto a winning wave



THE NSW Wavesailing Association's 2006/07 Neil Pryde Series gained it's first comprehensive result last weekend with the Sailworks Extreme Smack Classic held at Woolgoolga.

There were 33 wave sailors who made the drive from both Sydney and Queensland, with others coming from as far afield as WA, NZ and Israel.

Saturday saw 30 competitors turn up to the tiny car park just north of Flat Top to be greeted by a 15 knot southerly blowing in a perfect direction across the up-to-shoulder-high waves.

The decent breeze allowed some great jumping and waveriding action.

Ollie 'the superman of Gold Coast wavesailing' Barta and Jason 'there's no wax in my ears' Juretic took full advantage with some aerial loops to waltz into the finals.

In the Pro heat, Dean Hendrie was spurred on to some top-level sailing by a friendly 'dolphin' that bumped into the underside of his board and appeared as a black shadow moving off into the deep.

The top four sailors from each division went through to the finals.

Dan Berry took out the Pro division, Warren Holder and Ollie Barta shared top spot in the Masters while newcomer Jason Pike grabbed victory in the amateurs.

Jesse Wales and Travis Winter shared top spot in the junior section and Sue Wooley was first in the women's, followed closely by Sue McDonald.

Thanks to the awesome support shown by locals that made the event such a huge success, the NSWWA is already looking forward to holding the event at Woolgoolga again, same time next year.



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