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Hot Tuna Central Coast Pro WQS, Soldiers Beach Australia- photos

Hi I'm new here, although I can't ride anymore due to hip injury (not surf related) I still body surf and swim & cycle... Seem to have taken up photography to fill the hole...anyhow, I was at my local (Soldier's Beach, NSW) this past week photographing the Hot Tuna Central Coast Pro WQS contest.

Hot Tuna Central Coast Pro -held throughout this last week...Sponsored by Hot Tuna the event is a 4 Star rated World Qualifying Series (WQS) event for men and a 2 Star rated WQS event for women held at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

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Sam Cornish (Aus) took out 1st in the Womens

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Tais Almeida Brazil - 2nd

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Paige Hareb NZ - 4th

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Neco Padaratz - Brazil won the 7th round to eliminate the highly touted Dane Reynolds (USA)

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Big Spray

anyhoo thought you might be interested, I'm still posting larger pics on my lj velvetink over the next couple of days... drop in and say hi.

We get a lot of competitions around here, surf and conditions usually perfect.
You can also find out more about the event, (incl. videos & pics) at

http://live.coastalwatch.com/default.aspx?eid=14325&qryL=english

ps hope this post isn't too long, let me know if pics should be behind a cut....also is anyone on here around this area? NSW Australia?
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