Hosted: Saturday 15th October 2016
Indigenous recruit Soli Bailey from Byron Bay took out the annual DP Battle Royale invitational surfing event held at Stanwell Park on Saturday the 15th in a hotly contested final against Jared Hickel.
The contest organised by Dylan Perese, Scarborough Boardriders Club and Geoff Latimer from Illawarra Sports High saw the best surfers from Sydney to the far South Coast battle it out in fun 3 foot waves. Bailey banked a cool $3,000 for winning the event plus a chartered trip through the Mentawai's courtesy of our event sponsor Saraina www.surfinmentawais.com for landing the best aerial manoeuvre of the event.
"This wave is really fun, we had a good time here today, I'm stoked!" said Bailey after the final.
Skye Burgess from Port Kembla fought hard to win the Open Women's Final and DP Team Rider Jay Brown from Cronulla won the Junior Final.
The Undercard schools event organised by Geoff Latimer from Illawarra Sports High on Friday the 14th at Sandon Point provided great opportunity for the younger generation to showcase their skills.
Keanu Miller from Bulli High won the Senior Boys division securing himself a position into the main event and Culburra-based Beau Buckpitt from St John the Evangelist Catholic High School in Nowra won the Junior Boys.
Kiara Meredith from Warilla High School won the Senior Girls and Summa Simon the Illawarra Sports High won the Junior Girls.
Thanks to all the sponsors who jumped on board this year enabling us to go bigger and better than ever before Ocean&Earth, Futures Australia, Skydive Sydney-Wollongong, SPY, Adelio, Liive Eyewear, FarKing Surf, Beaches Hotel and also to all the local businesses who supported our surfers!
A big shout out to Disabled Surfers Association South Coast who we sponsored throughout the event. We enjoyed having you guys down there!