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Coastal raiders upset locals in Surftag Masters

The wind was howling offshore, flecks of rain whipped across the beach, and the two-to-three foot swell was messy.

And there was a big dog in the water: famous North Narrabeen Boardriders Club. And they were stacked with state, national and world champions.

But North Shelly was not daunted. For the Central Coasters had a champion of their own: Russ Malony – two-time Indigenous surfing champion of Australia, 13-time winner of the rich Wandiyali Indigenous Classic – who surfed brilliantly as his team took out the final of the inaugural SURFTAG Masters Presented by the Manly Club at South Curl Curl on Saturday.

Just don’t tell him it was an upset.


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