From the Head of Geography, Adam Wallington
Wet and difficult conditions did not stop five Waverley College students competing in the NSW Inter Schools surfing competition held at Maroubra Beach on Tuesday 18th June.
Facing a strong four-foot swell and tricky wave conditions, Chase Hardaker, Charlie Rodger, Axel Runow, Krispin Tomac and Finn Filipek surfed against the best 16 – 19yr old male surfers in the Southern Sydney Division; all schools between Sydney Harbour and Cronulla.
Students progressing through to the second round included Charlie Rodger, Krispin Tomac, Finn Filipek and Chase Hardaker. Finn and Krispin’s heats came down to the wire, each boy coming within three points of a place in the semi-finals.
Overall, it was great to see the young men challenge themselves, applying their talents surfing against the best school students in the region.