Gerroa's Dean Bowen shreds in Port Stephens

Dean Bowen. Photo: WSL /  Ethan Smith
Dean Bowen. Photo: WSL / Ethan Smith

AFTER a shift in conditions at Birubi Beach, the Port Stephens Toyota NSW Pro has moved back to the primary location for day two of competition.

A number of the world’s best female surfers went ballistic in pumping three-to-four foot waves for the final WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6000 event of the season.

Gerroa’s Dean Bowen revelled in the punchy beach breaks, punching out a handful of giant backside snaps to claim his two opening heats in the Port Stephens Toyota NSW Pro.

Bowen amassed two heat totals of 15.94 and 17.34 to cement a spot in the round of 12 tomorrow. 

“The waves have been really fun here at Birubi,” said Bowen.

“I haven’t had the best competitive year I’ve had, but I’ve got a couple of really good boards that feel awesome and hopefully I can keep the ball rolling into day three.” 

Bowen will take on Jordan Lawler, Saxon Lumsden and Mitch Parkinson in round three heat three.

Culburra Beach’s Ty Watson has also progressed to round three, where he will battle Nick Callister, Jimi Wallace and Johnnie Keith.

Mollymook teenager Sophia Fulton was knocked out in round four – only managing 10.67 to be eliminated by United State’s Sage Erickson (16.43) and Peru’s Anali Gomez (11.36).