Hunter teams shine at NSW State Surf Lifesaving Championships at Umina Beach

THE 2014 NSW State Surf Lifesaving Championships wrapped up on Sunday with the masters competition taking to Umina Beach.

After four consecutive weekends of racing featuring opens, nippers and lifesaving competition, it was the masters' turn to take to the start line and the Hunter's best were right in the thick of the action. On the overall point score it was Redhead which was the best-placed local club, finishing 11th on the back of a number of strong team results.

Among the standout individual performers for the club was Matthew Kent, who took home gold in the 35-39 years board race and silver in the ironman.

Clubmate Ray Terrill was dominant on the ski in the 55-59 years category, taking out both the single ski and the double ski with Michael McKey.

The 30-34 years ski race was dominated by Novocastrians, with Stockton's Jason Upton in second, Redhead's Luke Nolan and Mark Ayre in third and fourth and fellow Stockton paddler James White in fifth.

Meanwhile, at the NSW Best of the Best surf boat carnival at Ocean Beach, Caves Crocodiles finished 5th in the open women's final.

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