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Indigenous surfers carve up at gathering

The first Naru Surf Gathering drew in plenty of surfers.
The first Naru Surf Gathering drew in plenty of surfers. Contributed

THE inaugural Naru Surf Gathering snapped to the attention of indigenous surfers.

Organiser James Mercy said last weekend's surf carnival, held before the start of NAIDOC week, went off far better than expected.

He said a crowd of 200-300 was drawn to Park Beach and ignited enough interest to start planning for next year's event.

"It's the first NAIDOC surf competition ever held,” Mercy said.

"We will make it an annual event.”

With perfect conditions and waves of 3-4 foot, Mercy said surfers of all abilities were given a chance to shine.

Surf conditions at Park Beach were perfect during the Naru Surf Gathering on July 1-2, 2017.
Surf conditions at Park Beach were perfect during the Naru Surf Gathering on July 1-2, 2017. Contributed

Results

Open mens

1st Simon Knox

2nd John Craig

3rd Rory Togo

4th Otis Carey

Masters

1st Robbie Page

2nd Christ Noel

3rd Scott Winch

4th Joel Slabb

Womens

1st Jasmine McCorquodale

2nd Jarrah Clarke

3rd Dani Page

4th Namaala Slabb

Juniors

1st Brandon Mercy

2nd Joe Murray

3rd Hunter Winkler

4th Tyler Murray

Encouragement awards

Braith Wilson and Jai Gow

Topics:  surfing