THE Ulladulla Boardriders have finished equal 10th in the men’s division at the weekend’s 2017 Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian Championships at North Narrabeen Beach, Sydney.
They finished behind eventual winners Central Coast’s North Shelly Boardriders, while the women’s division was taken out by D’Bah Boardriders – making them back-to-back champions.
"After our round one heat we gained a lot of confidence and it showed us that we can mix it up with the best clubs in Australia," Ulladulla Boardriders’ Adrian Hellman said.
"We didn't perform our best in the challenging conditions in the quarter finals and left feeling like we can go further next year.
"It was a massive effort by Tim Wrench to represent the club on the weekend as he only arrived back in country on Friday night after being in Portugal on his Honeymoon, he jumped at the opportunity to surf for Ulladulla when asked."
Fellow South Coast, the Werri Beach Boardriders, finished in equal seventh.
2017 Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian Championships
Men’s Division Women’s Division
1st – North Shelly 83.11 1st – D’Bah 72.43
2nd – North Avalon 79.80 2nd – North End 63.27
3rd – North Narrabeen 68.76 3rd – Merewether 57.38
4th – Noosa 67.94 4th – North Narrabeen 54.72
5th – North Steyne 5th - Alley
5th – Elouera 5th – North Shelly
7th – D’Bah 7th - Bondi
7th – Bondi 7th – Christian Surfers
7th – Werri Beach 9th - Queenscliff
10th – Merewether 10th – Cronulla
10th – Snapper Rocks
10th – Ulladulla
13th – Scarborough
13th – Queenscliff
13th – Avoca
13th – North End
13th – Bronte
13th – Kingscliff
19th – Umina
19th – Sandon Point
19th - Wamberal