On edge: Over-28 men’s competitor Jason Fiannhorn balances up during the Barney Miller Surf Classic at Sawtell
On edge: Over-28 men’s competitor Jason Fiannhorn balances up during the Barney Miller Surf Classic at Sawtell Leigh Jensen

Surfers score Classic conditions

SURFBOARD riders took the good with the bad over two days of the 2010 Barney Miller Surf Classic.

With the weather turning on a shocker for Saturday's staging, surfers were flat out finding a good wave at Sawtell beach.

But according to the contest's main man, the Pacific Ocean turned on a pearler for day two.

“Mate, it was awesome ... the waves were really pumping,” Miller said.

“It wasn't the best for the start of the contest but all's good at the end.”

With competition continuing until twilight there were no final results available yesterday.

“We should have that sorted out a bit later but despite the sloppy conditions, a few of the guys really stood out,” Miller said.

“John Craig came down from Woolgoolga and was among the best of the locals and from the visiting crew, Matt Griggs of Cronulla, was a stand-out.

“And I'd better give Oscar Scanes a bit of a plug so I won't be in trouble.”

Money raised from this year's contest will be donated to Duncan Sawyer, who is a quadriplegic after a bike accident in February.

Sawyer was riding his push bike near Macaulays beach when he fell, breaking the 5th and 6th vertebrae in his neck.

“After experiencing this amazing program in America called Project Walk I hope to steer Duncan in the right direction and encourage him to go to America and do the program,” Miller said.



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