MONSTER CHILDREN - TEAM AVERAGE 2.0 - Teaser 02
Bunch of surfers, bunch of skaters, fly them to NZ and stick ‘em in a van. What do you get? Team Average 2.0. This is the second of 3 teasers directed by Riley Blakeway. Presented in association with Hurley.
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MONSTER CHILDREN - TEAM AVERAGE 2.0 - Teaser 01
Bunch of surfers, bunch of skaters, fly them to NZ and stick ‘em in a van. What do you get? Team Average 2.0. This is first of 3 teasers. Presented in association with Hurley.
SDS Team Rider Corbin Harris “gay twist” on “The Gonz’ Ramp” for Slam Magazine. Photo: @andrewjamespeters
SDS are proud sponsors of the 2013 Werri Slash surf contest - The south coast’s biggest individual and longest running surfing contest (26th edition).
THE 2013 Werri Autumn Slash was a combination of flat and absolutely pumping waves.
The two-day event was crammed into one, and showcased the extremes of competition surfing elements.
Day one dawned at 5.30am for the Werri Boardriders, which run the event.
Thanks to a strong westerly wind during the early hours of Saturday morning, the morning light shone onto a flat, wave barren Werri Beach.
As a result the event was postponed until Sunday with the promise of new swell.
The decision paid off as dawn on day two broke and revealed a swell that was clean, large and angled perfectly for the A frame bank.
Contest organisers decided to “double bank” the event and run two heats simultaneously.
It was a close call completing a two-day event in one day but it finished in fading light.
It was a feast of four to six foot surf, fanned by a gentle offshore breeze for nearly every heat, with the best surfers from The Illawarra and South Coast revelling in the perfect conditions.
The seven age divisions were about full and the many spectators on the beach were treated to a surfing spectacle of the highest order.
The presentation was held on the sand after the last event.
In the Carve Cadet U14 Boys, Riley Watson claimed victory ahead of Chad Elkins, Luke Soulos-Ramsey and Keanu Miller.
In the DSN Surfboards U16 Cadet Boys, Dylan Rogers pipped Harry Steele in a close one with Chad Hobby in third and Brendan Barton fourth.
The Pure Lilly U16 Cadet Girls was a standout final, with the rising female talent of the NSW South Coast on show.
Twelve-year-old Kiara Meredith took her first Slash crown ahead of Tess Mawson, reigning champ Billie Melinz, and Werri local Chiara Arthur.
Backing up in the Oceanside Kitchens Open Women’s, Billie Melinz showed class to claim the open women’s crown from Rubie Reents and Werri locals Natalie Davies and Celia Miller.
In the Lime Building Group U18 Boys, Louis Gillick took a close one ahead of Harry Steele, who once again had to settle for second place, followed by Jordan Fowler and Werri’s Liam Moore.
As the day was ending, the Martin and Holmes Legal Senior Men’s division saw a new champion emerge with Slash first timer and Werri member Brian Dobson.
Dobson racked up some early scores to push fellow club member and perennial finalist Allan Farrell in to second place.
Craig Morris took third ahead of Kiama’s Peter Flanagan.
The blue ribbon division, the Campbells Ray White Open Men’s, attracted the best of the Illawarra and South Coast surfing talent from the first heat of the day. As the heats progressed to the final, the best of the best remained.
It was won by Kiama’s Rhys Bomabci, who went back-to-back with a superb display of flowing and dynamic surfing to see off Ty Watson, Dean Bowen and Jordi Watson.
Watson claimed the Werri Beach Bricklaying Best Barrel award, while Hayden Blair consoled himself after a semi-final exit by winning the Drop Wallet Layback prize.