Your intrepid reporter will be braving the developing Corona virus maelstrom, traveling south this weekend to cover and compete in Boxfest 2020 in Port Stephens.
Forecast is looking….scrappy. Very small east swell Saturday, building south swell Sunday, but with associated fresh south winds.
Both swell and wind will be shielded by the Tomaree peninsula to a large degree, so cross-shore 3 foot wedges look to be the order of the day for the finals.
Favourites for the win? Thing 1 in the Infoamed stable Dallas Singer, with home ground advantage and overall shredability rating being excellent, is your best bet.
D5 bodyboard store owner Johnny Cruikshank is another definite threat because he has won every contest he has entered since 1995.
Dark horses? Brazilian Gold Coast transplant Silas Ganciar knows his way around a heat win, and locals Kane Brewer and Dane Loomes could be worth an each way bet.
Call your place getters below in the comments!