Empire Bay resident Tom Payne has been crowned one of the best longboarders in the state.
He took out the Open Men’s Logger Title at the recent NSW Longboard Titles.
The titles were held at Port Stephens Long Mile Beach from June 20 to 22.
Surfing NSW media officer Mr Ethan Smith said Tom Payne was able to take advantage of the three to four foot wave conditions to pull ahead of his fellow competitors.
“Tom’s ability to perform a handful of exciting traditional turns worked in his favour as he executed a multitude of decent turns and nose rides in the final to finish with a respectable 10.27 two-wave heat total to claim the title,” Mr Smith said.
Media release, 25 Jun 2019
Ethan Smith, Surfing NSW
Photo: Ethan Smith