2017 Mid North Coast Girls Surf Classic won by Taree's Chelsea Green

Right wave: Taree's Chelsea Green was awarded the mini Mal and open short board titles on Sunday. Photo: Tim Ettle
Right wave: Taree's Chelsea Green was awarded the mini Mal and open short board titles on Sunday. Photo: Tim Ettle

CHELSEA Green claimed another win over younger sister Lucy in the women’s open short board final at the Mid North Coast Girls Surf Classic on Sunday.

The 17-year-old from Taree proved more patient in the water to claim bragging rights over her 13-year-old sister, who won the title last year.

“I was happy to beat her,” the older Green said.

“I thought I surfed pretty well and was pretty lucky to get the right waves in the final.”

Green, who turns 18 next August, said her younger sister’s slow start and impatience cost her.

“She paddled out to where I was and I think she got a little bit nervous,” the 17-year-old said.

The key to her win came with an early morning surf before the competition.

“I had a quick free-surf in the morning before the heats so I knew where I needed to be,” she said.

“Then I just sat exactly where I surfed then.”

They were neck and neck for the whole 30 minutes however on a count back the older Green sibling prevailed.

Green will swap a surfboard for footy shorts next weekend when she heads to Narrabeen for the rugby state championships.

She will then travel to Grafton the weekend after that for open basketball trials.

The Mid North Coast Girls Surf Classic featured 70 competitors in 10 divisions.

Joining local surfer girls were surfers from the Gold Coast, Lennox Head and Sydney's Northern Beaches.

The Mid North Coast Girls Surfriders club is a community based club promoting girls surfing, fun, fitness and friendship in a non-threatening environment.

The event includes a unique contest format that encourages all girls and women regardless of their age or ability to compete.

All competitors surfed in two rounds in their respective divisions, their results from both rounds were then tallied together.

The top six surfers from Saturday progressed to finals on Sunday.

The surfers were greeted with almost perfect conditions Sunday morning ensuring the finals would be hotly contested in all divisions.

In the 12 years and under short board, Port Macquarie’s Imogen Enfield placed first in this division and also took out the highest scoring wave (10) for the whole event.

The talented youngster is a little pocket rocket and selected a decent sized wave from out the back and rode the wave with speed, power, flow, style and technical excellence.

Other local surfer girls who excelled in the divisions was Port Macquarie's Cody Newton who placed 1st in the Beginner Girls Caddy, Bonny Hill's Mahala Hopwood in the Under 21's Shortboard.