Another glorious morning at Cabarita on the Tweed Coast greeted senior competitors at the 2017 Australian Surf Festival this morning with Over 40’s Men’s quarter finals hitting the water first.

With a little southerly pulse rapping around the point, surfers had plenty of clean canvas to work with, and work they did with style and grace on display.

Ben Dickens (NSW) was one of the form surfers in the Over 40’s Men’s quarters, posting a heat total of 14.75pts (out of a possible 20pts) and backing it up with a 13.10pt heat total in the semi’s while Jason Livingston (NSW) stepped it up a gear with a 14.50pt heat total in the same heat to join Dickens, Nigel Canterbury (NSW) and Ben Johnson (QLD) in tomorrow’s final.

Richard Smith (NSW) was one of the standout performers in the Over 50’s Men’s quarters with the highest heat score of 16.00pts, posting a single wave in the excellent range of 8.75pts (out of a possible 10pts) to join Jason Russell (SA), Hayden Swan (QLD) and Greg Brown (VIC)in tomorrow’s final.

Smith put on a stylish display of smooth surfing with superior wave choice, firing a warning shot to his challengers ahead of tomorrow’s final.

Longboard Finals (tomorrow):

Over 40 Men

Jason Livingston NSW

Ben Dickens NSW

Nigel Canterbury QLD

Ben Johnson NSW

Over 45 Men

Jason Livingston NSW

Neil Thompson WA

Hayden Swan QLD

Damian Coulter QLD

Over 50 Men

Jason Russell SA

Richard Smith NSW

Hayden Swan QLD

Greg Brown VIC

Over 55 Men

Brian Kuit VIC

Frank Gray WA

John Lane VIC

Mike Pimm NSW

Over 60 Men

Bob Monkman WA

Mike Pimm NSW

Grayme Galbraith VIC

Mark Ingleby NSW

Over 65 Men

Daniel Bond NSW

Alan Atkins NSW

Neville Smith SA

Earle Page NSW

With a northerly predicted to blow in overnight, a shorter day of competition tomorrow will see senior longboard divisions crown champions but not before the Over 40’s Logger semi-finals are run first thing in the morning.

For all results and more information, please visit:

2017 Australian Surf Festival – Tweed Coast, NSW, July 28-August 14

– Opening Ceremony – July 28
– Australian Surfmasters Titles – July 29-August 2
– Australian Longboard Titles – August 2-10
– Australian Logger Titles – August 3-10
– Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park Australian Bodyboard Titles – August 10-14

The 2017 Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly supported by Destination Tweed, Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park, bcu, Hydralyte Sports, Toyota, Pacific Longboarder Magazine, NBN,, Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.