EVENTS


2017 Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian Series
4th & 5th of March
Cronulla
25th & 26th of March
Newcastle
1st & 2nd of April
Gold Coast

2017 Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian Championships
13th & 14th May
Northern Beaches, NSW
(Including Trials for VIC, TAS, SA & WA Clubs)

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08.12.2016

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Sunday's Sailor Jerry Surftag at South Curl Curl Beach will see some of Australia's best surfers representing their local Boardriding Clubs with all sixteen men's teams a genuine chance of claiming victory.

Surftag was last held in March 2015 with North Narrabeen adding another Australian Championship to their tally defeating Coffs Harbour, Bondi and Avoca.

With more than twenty months between events and a change of venue to South Curl Curl Beach, it will be interesting to see if North Narrabeen can continue their Surftag dominance or if some of the fresh faces from up and down the coast can cause an upset.

Just off the plane from Hawaii where he finished the year ranked 35th on the WSL Qualifying Series, North Narrabeen's Cooper Chapman thrives on surfing for the Northern Beaches Powerhouse Club, "Nothing better than surfing for your club with your mates, it's a completely different feeling winning as a team," Chapman said. "Can't wait to try and defend the Title on Sunday."

Merewether, North Shelly, Scarborough, D'BAH and Werri Beach will all head to Sydney with big names in their squads with recently crowned WSL Australasian Qualifying Series Champion Shane Holmes lining up for the Central Coast's North Shelly. "I'm super stoked to be putting the jersey back on for the North Shelly Boardriders this weekend down at Curl Curl in the Sailor Jerry Surftag," said Holmes. "I love this club so much I would do anything for them, we are all just one huge family having fun."

Jackson Baker (Merewether), Dean Bowen (Werri Beach) and Nick Squiers (Scarborough) have all had big results on the WSL Qualifying Series finishing the year ranked in the top 140. Along with North Narrabeen Sydney based Club's competing on Sunday include Bondi, Bronte, Elouera, Cronulla, Queenscliff, Curl Curl and North Avalon.

North Narrabeen's biggest threat might come from 2014 Surftag Australian Champions D'BAH Boardriders. The Coolangatta Club have named former WCT surfer Dean Morrison, QLD Champion Nick Vasicek and Shaun Harrington in their team.

Heat No.1 will commence at 8.00am on Sunday with the Women's Final scheduled for 2.00pm and the Men's Final at 3.00pm. The 2017 Sailor Jerry Surftag Launch Party will be held straight after the Men's Final at the Hotel Steyne.

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