PORT Macquarie’s bodyboarding capital of Australia tag has again been reinforced, with the town to make up a chunk of representatives at next week’s national titles in Kiama, on the South Coast.
Eleven Port Macquaire Bodyboarding Association competitors will head down to take part next week, out of NSW’s team of 70.
That alone sounds like a strong number, but it isn’t as many as previous years.
But Port is in a rebuilding phase, with youngsters like Jacob Dunn making his mark on the sport. Dunn is the state grommett champion, and hasn’t competed in Kiama before.
“I’m keen as,” he said.
The Harrington resident has been surfing three or four times per week in preparation for the titles.
“I’d surf five times per week if the conditions were right,” he said.
Joining Jacob in Kiama will be his brother Flynn, Pearson Tully, Rusta King, Jack Williams, Jack Oxborn, Isaac Evans, Jordan Lickely, Zaac Dean, Nick Ellich and Jon Capilli.
Jacob’s mother Jane Dunn said the sport was in good hands in Port, thanks to the crop of young talent.
“It’s rebulding at the moment, so it’s a bit light-on,” she said. “Port has been the strongest club for years and years.”