baker and wawn claim junior crowns


baker and wawn claim junior crowns


Bungan Heads Holly Wawn in action at the Mattara Classic.

Day two of the Boys 16 years division of the  Newcastle Mattara Surf Classic closed with very promising locals surfers taking three spots in the four boy final.

No 1 seed Jackson Baker, Merewether was a convincing winner of the final over the standout surfer of the event, Jackson Giles, Maroubra.

Surfers were able to perform at very high level in the small clean 2-3 feet conditions at South Bar Beach.

Giles scored a couple of 10 point rides on his way to the final.   Baker was always very close in the other half of the draw.   But it was Baker who stood out in the final riding half a dozen waves and increasing his score each time.   Giles seemed to lose his magic in the final making Baker a clear winner.

Merewether’s Luke Hamilton was making a big comeback from a slow start to get within reach off Baker and Giles only to be beaten by the clock.  The youngest surfer in the final Zane Clifford, Nelson Bay did his best against more experienced opponents but it wasn’t his day.

The 18 year Girls division was very entertaining event.

Holly Wawn, Bungan Heads and Cali McDonagh, Lennox Heads were the clear favourites from the first round.  Wawn posted a perfect 10 point ride in round two stamping her authority on the event.  It proved to be effective as McDonagh was unable to match Wawn’s vertical approach to the conditions.


1st Jackson Baker (Merewether)

2nd Jackson Giles (Maroubra)

3rd Luke Hamilton (Merewether)

4th Zane Clifford (Nelson Bay)



1st Holly Wawn (Bungan Heads)

2nd Cali McDonagh (Lennox Heads)

3rd Paris Whittaker (Cronulla)

4th Sarah Phelan (Merewether)


Ted Bassingthwaighte




Merewether’s Jackson Baker posted two perfect 10s in his successful Mattara Classic campaign.


Baker in action again.


Baker smashed his fin box on his favourite board during this manoeuvre, but it wasn’t enough to stop the super grom from taking out the Mattara Classic title.


Grant Sproule
Grant Sproule

Grant Sproule has worked in Newspapers and Surf Media for 22 years and is also graphic designer and photographer. His eye for detail and deep passion for surfing has led him to develop one of Australia's leading Surf Magazines. Grant Started shooting surfing at a young age and is now regarded as an industry pro.

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