Teammates are set to become rivals as pro surfers and Avoca locals Wade Carmichael and Ace Buchan gear up for an all-out battle in the 2017 Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro held from February 20-26 at Newcastle’s Merewether Beach.
Fresh off the back of their national win at the Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Carmichael and Buchan are set to face off in Round 2 of the pro series running in conjunction with Newcastle’s Surfest.
The Coast was also represented by Wamberal’s Matt Formston in the Adaptive Surfing Expression Session that showcased surfers with disabilities and their talent.
Formston has five per cent of his peripheral vision.
Carmichael and Buchan will face off against South Africa’s Michael February and Wollongong’s Nic Squires in their Round 2 heat.
Feb 22, 2017
Surfest Round 1 results
Dilon Luke, Journalist