American student Davis Freud eyes of Kingscliff High Surfer Ruben Brimsmead before their heat at Kingscliff Beach.
American student Davis Freud eyes of Kingscliff High Surfer Ruben Brimsmead before their heat at Kingscliff Beach. Blainey Woodham

Good vibrations at international school surfing competition

CALIFORNIAN vibes were felt on Kingscliff beach Friday, July 19, when Huntington Beach High School, America's strongest surfing school threw out a challenge to Kingscliff High's surf team.

Sixteen year old David Freud had enjoyed the entire trip and naturally as a surfer wanted to sample some of the best breaks while he was here.

Just before David hit the water for his heat, he stopped for a chat with My Daily News.

"We have been here about two weeks, hopefully we score pumping Cudgen reef tomorrow before we fly home on Sunday," he said.

The tag team challenge was part of an Australian Tour for the American's, who have held the title of California's best surf school for over 20 years, and for good reason.

Kingscliff High teacher David Lloyd thought Kingscliff put up a great challenge for the visitors, only being defeated by narrow margins over several heats.

"Ruben Brimsmead and Blake Neka were the standouts for us, Huntington had plenty of very talented surfers as well," Mr Lloyd said.



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