Sport

Top surfer Nathan Hedge expresses himself at Duranbah

Nathan Hedge
Nathan Hedge Kelly Cestari

SURFER Nathan Hedge from the Gold Coast has taken a win at the Carlton Dry Expression Session.

Runner-up Asher Wales was beaten at his own surf break, Duranbah Beach, by Hedge's masterful manoeuvres on Tuesday.

The 45 minute expression session differs from traditional surfing competition, rewarding radical boardriding and surfing with personality.

Hedge said he was happy he surfed well on the day and was looking forward to the Quiksilver Pro.

"I'm wrapped, it's a great opportunity to come and surf in the Carlton Dry Expression Session," he said.

"And now I'm invited to the event (Quiksilver Pro) to enjoy the show and be part of it. I'm pretty lucky."

 Competitors at the Carlton Dry Expression Session.
Competitors at the Carlton Dry Expression Session.

10 talented surfers took part in the session, including local wildcards Brent Dorrington and Jack Freestone.

Sizeable waves provided some solid action on the day thanks to wild conditions whipped up by a tropical low off the coast.

Hedge will now compete in the Quiksilver Pro expression session and will also compete in the surf competition's trials at Snapper Rocks

Judges included Quiksilver Hawaii team manager Bill Pierce, former world champ Wayne Deane and Surfing Queensland judges Jimi Deane and Stace Gailbraith.

Topics:  nathan hedge


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Shark barrier construction begins on North Coast beach

The construction zone at Lennox Head Beach today. Photo: Jo Mackellar

North Coast beach becomes off limits work zone

Police: Have you seen Jak?

Have you seen Jak McLean?

Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate Jak McLean

Why the shark barrier at Lighthouse Beach has stalled

Lighthouse Beach at Ballina closed after a shark attack.
Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Work on the controversial shark barrier has halted - here's why

Latest deals and offers

'Aggressive' great white shark knocks man off board

THE three-metre great white shark bumped the man off his board after approaching aggressively.

Shark barrier construction begins on North Coast beach

The construction zone at Lennox Head Beach today. Photo: Jo Mackellar

North Coast beach becomes off limits work zone

Police: Have you seen Jak?

Have you seen Jak McLean?

Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate Jak McLean

Why the shark barrier at Lighthouse Beach has stalled

Lighthouse Beach at Ballina closed after a shark attack.
Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Work on the controversial shark barrier has halted - here's why

CCTV footage leads to arrest of woman for theft, drugs

Quick action by retail staff lead to a woman being arrested

Village masterplan push: Newrybar’s future up for discussion

COMMUNITY MASTERPLAN: Newrybar resident and business owner Paul Moses is chairman of the Newrybar Association which is trying to establish a masterplan for the historic village to put to Ballina Shire Council.

Community group wants to prepare masterplan for village

Pokémon Go makes Ingress into Clarence Valley

Pokemon Go player Dan Optland is pictured in the game w ith a "Pidgey" Pokemon he lured to a Pokestop at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium.

Pokemon Go Pokestops evolved from hard work of unsuspecting friends.

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

Mum driver heroically ignores hilarious lip-syncing son

Hilarious moves while Mum concentrates on the road.

IF IT takes a village to raise a child, why aren't they driving?

Twitter adds dancing David Brent emoji

Ricky Gervais's character has its own emoji now

Cyndi Lauper opens up about mother's dementia

Cyndi Lauper says her mother Catrine has "a little dementia".

Lindsay Lohan 'calls off engagement'

Lohan reportedly called off her engagement to Russian millionaire

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started