Green light for Tweed Coast Pro

Stu Nettle
Form Guide

If you've been reading our Northern NSW Forecast Notes you'd be well on top of the forthcoming run of swell in that region.

Well, the Woz is on top of it too, they've (finally) called a green light for the Tweed Coast Pro at Cabarita, and they've chosen this coming Sunday and Monday as the running days. Let's go to the press release!

“We have been tracking this swell for a week now and the forecast has been constantly changing every day,” said WSL's Tweed Coast Pro Contest Director Renato Hickel. “Although it’s been changing in size and direction it has stayed relatively true for this coming weekend and indicates we should have what we need to run a successful, exciting and entertaining event."

At this point it's not clear what format the competition will use, but there are 11 surfers each in the men's and women's draw plus a yet-to-be-decided local wildcard. There'll also be local expression sessions.

The heat draws for Day One are:

Heat 1: Isabella Nichols, Macy Callaghan, Philippa Anderson
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore, Zahli Kelly, Tweed Coast Wildcard (TBC)
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright, Molly Picklum
Heat 4: Nikki van Dijk, Keely Andrew, Holly Wawn

Tweed Coast Pro Men's Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Wade Carmichael, Adrian Buchan, Conor O'Leary
Heat 2: Owen Wright, Ethan Ewing, Tweed Coast Wildcard (TBC)
Heat 3: Julian Wilson, Jack Robinson, Mikey Wright 
Heat 4: Ryan Callinan, Mathew McGilivray, Morgan Cibilic

The live webcast starts 7am (AEST) on Sunday.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 12:56pm

at Cabas?

hows the bank?

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burleigh commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 1:27pm

i have the occasional look at the cam and i can confidently say its shit.

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Jono commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 1:27pm

Sand is pretty good, actually resembles a bit of a point break if the swell is ESE. Here's a clip of Powelly from a couple of weeks back - shows the length of the bank. The swell was a bit weak and junky that day, but you get an idea...

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Hiccups commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 1:36pm

ESE is the forecast yeah?

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 2:22pm

That looks fun as. Even on a shit day its 5 times longer than the waves we surf

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 2:53pm

b-grade join the dots point surf is great fun on the right board.

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 3:34pm

They should have a nude round

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:05pm

How are they going to drag it out for 2 days? Have everyone surf each other 4 times?

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:33pm

Thanx Stu...

...continuation from Woz Comp for Cabarita
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2020/08/18/woz-comp-caba...

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Also check out Brazzo + Euro Trash Comp Dates (Locked in)
18 Sept Brazil
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/455292/the-onda-do-bem-charity-eve...
23 Sept-France < Euro Cup > 3 Oct-Spain
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2020/spec/3589/french-rendez-vous...
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Tweed Pro (Extra)
Fast Track Quarantine is most likely the same as (Cheeky Brazilian Style)
* 36 hour No troubles Bubble
* NSW (State Emergency) VIP / DJ / Pro -(12 hr Lab Test Results.)
* WSL Disinfectant Spray Tan Booth to keep the Cabba Cabins Covid Free.

Wild Cards are Cabba / Juraki Live Surf offs!

PS: (Casuarina < (Cabba) > Black Rocks) is 100% Covid Free (Zero Cases)

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:37pm

Chippa to be the Caba wildcard?

Cabarita is a burger of wave though. Is has it's day but they're pretty few and far between imo.

1173

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surfstarved commented Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 at 3:02pm

That was my immediate thought too. Carn the Chippa!

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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kaiser commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:39pm

J Dub can't go home to the SC if he goes into bubble land

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:40pm

He lives in Newy now .

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barrytheblade commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:46pm

So have the Queenslanders got to quarantine for two weeks upon return?

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udo commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 5:22pm

Bruns is bubble border...so nope.

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donweather commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 6:14pm

If they're from south of Coomera-ish then no they are within the GC/Nth NSW bubble. But if they're north of the Goldy then yes they do have to quarantine upon return (well unless that stupid cow Anastasia gives them an exemption like she gave the AFL head honchos to come to Brisbane.

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gannet commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:47pm

I'll be going for Morgs

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 5:03pm

Ethan Ewing.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 5:16pm

Owen

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bluediamond commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 5:35pm

The right swell direction and a bit of size, it can actually be an incredible wave.

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dazzler commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 5:45pm

Shark attack at Greenmount guy in his 60s.

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Surfalot67 commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 6:14pm

Not now they wont....

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Jd13 commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 6:17pm

Just heard on the news it was fatal

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kaiser commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 6:27pm

Reports it knocked another off their board after biting the first guy. Unintentionally, of course...
Let’s see how QLD’s response differs from NSW

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Gra Murdoch commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 6:19pm

At least it'll be different to Rumble at The Ranch

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Robo commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 6:26pm

So much for nets, was a bodyboarder.
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Surfalot67 commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 6:37pm

They cancelled Margs half way through an event when there was an attack 7km away. This is no different. BTW Swellnet - you can see what happened on your replay at 501pm about 1.45 in. Birds everywhere and old mate got hit like a car crash. So fucking sad.

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Derryn commented Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 at 2:39pm

"This is no different." There's no Brazillians in the heat draw, thats the difference.

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Logical commented Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020 at 3:08pm

Thanks for the Comp - YOU DICK HEADS.

We are really short on board riders in the surf these days and need more marketing events like this to attract newcomers.

Real surfers think comps are for dick heads,

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groovie commented Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 at 9:55am

Fats/Rita can be fun on the right equipment with the East/soueast swell direction. Lived @ Kingo for four years & generally surfed down in front of the Pub where it can actually barrel. Back beach can be really good on its day as well. Sunday start of the broadcast/ not Saturday?

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wingnut2443 commented Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 at 12:10pm

Owen n I think J Dub are out there ATM having a free surf in onshore junk.

Party hire vans setting up on Southern end of the carpark ATM too.

Guess WSL haven't called it off, yet.

One shark sighting and the locals will get it back to themselves? What's the chance of a shark sighting in the next 48 hours?

Surfboard Design and Construction Kook. Evidence is here: www.ffwsurfboards.com.au
*FFW - Few Fun Waves ... that's what it's all about for me.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 at 12:14pm

Maybe Occy is the wildcard and he’ll take it out when a Noah starts patrolling the lineup and he’s the only one who paddles out .

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 11:02pm

Transit Quarantine (may) involve Air-Rail- Mooring...(36-72 hrs)
1. Pathologists are obligated to 36hr Result Timeline (General)
2. Essential Armed Services 36-72hr transit (Port-Clearance) under Lockdowns
3. 36 hr "Euro Scramble" allows neighbouring states transit time to attend to vessels.
https://www.sea-help.eu/en/news-general/italy-entry-covid-19-test/
4. Essential services NBA Quarantine for 36 hrs Lockdown to Port'O'Court.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-nba-bubble-disney-players-looks-...
5. Diva Danni just split her Camo Tights...Hurry! The world ends in 36hrs! {STAMP}

Brazil WSL Comp Quarantine is carried out with strict safety protocol & regulations...
WHO: Centre of Disease Control & Prevention best Practice Guidelines.

Strictly no Audience-Attendees (Online event only... OK) > [NSW might be similar]
36 hour Exemption Bubble prior to essential WSL 5hr Event. ( Exit Time >72hrs?)
Ministry of Health approves a Hotel to meet "Bio Safety" Standards.
[ Restricted ] to "Event Staff & Participants"

Essential WSL Quarantine Exemption participants include...
( DJ-Celebrities-Directors-Producers-Host-Organisers-Coaches-Trainers )
Fine Print ...Essential VIP's may leash a WSL Pet Surfer to VIP Outpost leased Event!
Covid -19 Test / Results within 12 hrs..."During this time, all stay in their Rooms!"
Social Distancing / Reserved Areas / Temp Screenings
Hygiene Tunnel Spray Tan Booth for all over protection
WSL Wonderland by Night of Sponsored Balloons & Neon Beach Advertising

*NSW Govt will ensure WSL adheres to Cabba Covid Safe Plan... (Stop Laughing!)
https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/pro-surfing-grand-slam-makes-waves...
(19 Aug > 6 weeks) NSW Surfing Australia Comp Public Health Rules
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/industry-guidelines/community-sporting-c...
https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-07/covid-19-safety-plan-...

Pre Ramble...
All contestants swear that Scomo's app will save Surfing as we know it! All say aye!

#1 NSW Surf Event Rule is uniform Oz wide...(A Pretty clear & easy rule to follow!)
Cease all regional participation Comps > (Locals Only) > ( No WSL ring-ins) Durr!

Quarantine Arrangements...
Cease all (o/n stay) in Res/Share Accom -No Share Kitchen / Laundry > ( No HPC )
1 Person per 4m2 Quarantine Quarters > ( No twin Share HPC )
No Car / Bus Pooling to & from Comp site > (Currently 3+ 3 cars per heat/s)
Car Park / Stagger the Entry Arrivals > ( Not 3 x 3 arrive) > No WSL Carpark Hang

Comp Site...
Minimize Game Minglings (eg: Man on Man) > Not Tweed Pro 3 man Heats
WSL presented Head to Head to Govt (WSL is already ramping 3 man Heats)
No shared Time Slots > Empty line-up of 2 before next heat of 2 > (Not 3 + 3 creepers!)
Contactless Delivery > Drone caddy Drops or fetch yer own board & towel.
(Note the Tennis Divas crying over their Soggy Towel fetch) > Pros gotta bodybash!

Hygiene
WSL have a secret Anti Bacterial Spray Tan Booth? (re: Brazil)
Wax Comb & Soap down Boards after each use
Competitors must Shower & Change under Don's Shower cam. (No beach Showers)
No Towel Flicking or sharing

Cease all social activities gatherings Awards Ceremonies (No Chariots-Corona Spray)

tbb tips 12 breaches...WSL should pre purchase a Covid VIP Bundle breach pack!
WSL can get a CEO Beach Breach exemption for a $110,000 w/e Lockdown.

That's only if any here still believe that Covid -19 Safety Plan applies to WSL ...Huh!
Surf Comp is not the issue, as with Qld...it's the Govt waving exemptions for VIP's.
Avagoodweekend Cabba!

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 at 6:38pm

Let's get Ben in for the local wildcard spot

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Tick commented Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 at 8:36pm

Some of the best surfers in Australia will compete either at Fingal Head or Cabarita Beach, depending on conditions.
Had only heard Caba mentioned.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 1:09am

Goldie {WSR} Souvenir # Cabba {NSR} WSL Pro.

Shameful that none celebrate our Cabba brother's {NSR}

8 Sept -France 'Session' Great Cabba boardriders + Juraki Wrap)
https://www.surfsession.com/articles/competition/australie-tweed-coast-p...

8 Sept Portugal
https://surftotal.com/noticias/internacionais/item/18306-wsl-lanca-alert...

8/9 Sept -Brazilian Wrap for Cabba
http://tudopelosurf.com.br/202/09/08/tweed-coast-pro-sinal-verde-para-o-...
Cabba falls off Brazzo Hardcore Map?
https://hardcore.com.br/wsl-lanca-o-sinal-verde-para-o-tweed-coast-pro/

9 Sept -USA Today News Paper
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/09/09/shark-attack-kills-man-...

9 Sept - Stab (Talks up Beachies)
https://stabmag.com/news/julian-wilson-jack-robinson-and-mikey-wright-pa...

9 Sept Throwing Buckets (Good Oz Wrap)
http://throwingbuckets.com.au/uncategorized/aussie-grand-slam-gets-green...

9 Sept Tracks Tweed Coast Spectacle
https://www.tracksmag.com.au/news/wsls-no-spectator-tweed-coast-spectacl...

9 Sept South Africa (Big Wrap) with skin in the game.
https://stfrancistoday.com/category/surfing/
SA Olympic Site
https://www.teamsa.co.za/mcgillivray-earns-spot-in-australian-event/

9 Sept -Tweed Valley News (Go The Locals)
https://issuu.com/tweedvalleyweekly/docs/twv_september_10

10 Sept WSL Tweed Coast Update & Surf Report
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/455521/how-goods-the-surf-going-to...

Hints at running the Comp on Cabarita ( Beach )
There appears to be plenty of ( beachbreak juice on tap ) for 1st Grand Slam.

3-4ft Sunday Good > Monday slight offshore & better.

Cabarita offers ( reliable banks )
Expect to see punchy quintessential ( Oz beachbreak waves )...
Keep an eye on Surfers that have local knowledge of ( shifting peaks )

11 Sept Tweed Coast Pro (Lipped Surfers Podcast) Matt Mc Gillivary
https://lippedsurferspodcast.libsyn.com/podcast/tweed-coast-pro-feat-mat...

Tweed Coast Pro is declared a broadcast -only event.
Stark: "We don't want spectators to come down & pack the ( Headland )."
"It is a sensitive time, and it is important that people understand that."

[WARNING] Heightened Police presence guarding heavily restricted area.[VIP's Only]

tbb thinks WSL are ordering the locals to Piss Off from the entire Tweed Coast?
Wait at home for yer bill for Guard Tower Razor Wire & Dutto's SAS board Caddies.

Jetski for each Surfer in the water + Drone

ABC : Isabella Nichols interview
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-11/greenmount-shark-attack-does-not-...

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thermalben commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 6:05pm

Surfed Caba tonight, classic misleading drive-by: car park jammed, but lineup empty (probably because no one could get a park, thanks to all of the contest infrastructure and broadcast trucks). Happens a lot in summer, actually.

Anyway, the surf was rubbish. The bank seems to have gone weird in the last week or so, it wasn't enjoying the onshore or the full tide and the swell direction was too east (even ENE). Should improve overnight and will enjoy the lower tide, but expectations are pretty low.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 1:46am

Good wrap Ben...picked up yer VIP WSL invite & still got time to report back...Cool.

Crew nominate Ben for Contest Director / Forecaster / Webcast Cam / WSL booth.
Maestro Ben gilded our Qld Crown, can wave a few breaches for swellnet VIP crew.

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020 at 2:36pm

Day 1 Newcastle write up has great Score Board.
https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6922389/surfing-julian-wilson-t...

Steph's worst Nightmare
66 y/old Stalker who was supposed to keep 500m from Steph and not contact her.
Tracked Steph down to the Tweed Coast Pro Lockdown.
OMG...The creep brushed up Steph in the Cabba Carpark on Sunday.

Thankfully he's been charged...

Locals & swellnet crew wish Steph a less eventful TOS Comp.