Noosa aims to tag a title
SURFING: Noosa will take on the might of Australia's best boardriding clubs at North Narrabeen Beach, Sydney, this weekend in the Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian titles.
Twenty-four men's teams and 10 women's teams will strive for an Australian title, as well as a slice of the $42,000 prize money on offer.
Men's champions will pocket $10,000 with the women's champions receiving $5000 - the richest prize purse in surfing history for a women's team event.
D'Bah Boardriders will go into the event as the No1 seed in the women's division and will look to secure their third straight Australian title.
In the men's division Noosa Boardriders has named a seven-man squad that includes brothers, Tom, Hayden and James Cervi. All three are goofy footers who will be suited to the long left-hand waves at North Narrabeen.
Dean Brady, Daniel Vardy, Aaron Kelly and Jasper Endersby will join the Cervi brothers in the Noosa squad to face North Steyne, Avoca and Cronulla in Round 1.
Team captain Dean Brady is excited to compete down in Sydney this weekend.
"Tag team events are such an exciting format with every wave meaning so much and your second wave being doubled. The positions in each heat can change rapidly and it usually goes down to the wire,” Brady said.
"Noosa's team has such great depth at the moment it's hard to pick the team. We've decided to take seven surfers and pick the five-man team on the day, conditions dependent.”
Defending Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian champions North Narrabeen Boardriders will go for a hat trick of Australian titles.
Round 1 of the men's division will kick off at 7.45am tomorrow with women's heats starting at 1.45pm. Both men's and women's finals will from 1pm Sunday.