As Connor O'Leary qualified in Hawaii for next year's World Surf League men's Championship Tour, local boardriding clubs are also winding up their seasons.
Garie Boardriders Club is one of two Surfing Sutherland Shire clubs that were formed in 1978 with Cronulla Boardriders Club also reforming in the late 1970s.
Ian 'Fishkiller' Spencer took out Garie's open title in another sensational season of great waves in the Royal National Park, getting over the top of Steven Drysdale and Chris McKay.
Spencer has now set the benchmark with an unprecedented seven club titles under his belt and another division double by also taking out the Masters division over Drysdale.
In the juniors it was Cruz McKee who had a 20-point win over second-placed Jarred Kidd and Beau Wallace with Hans Bendl taking out the "Duke" division and Halle Kidd the Grommets.
It was a big night at their presentation with all age champions crowned and the 'NASA' and 'Wipeout' awards received by Paul Ryan and Neil Tasker.
The club member of the year award went to the Clean Up Australia Day club mums Nicole Wallace, Michelle O'Loughlin, Renee Kidd, Karla Stewart, Natasha Hardy, Nicki Leplaw and Brooke Johnson.
The club thanked sponsors Engadine Tavern, Jarven Surfboards, Beach Wheels Australia, Carve, Oztrail, SIC Surf, STC (Surf Trading Company), ROTE Island Huts, Gecko Projects, Triple Bull and Shardae Spencer for t-shirt designs.
Garie also crowned another life member - Jeff 'Shaggy' Ryan - for all his input and effort over the years tirelessly working in the background.
In Western Australia, the under-16 divisions got the 2019 Surf Dive 'n' Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles underway at Margaret River's Main Break with clean two to three foot conditions on hand.
The grinning grommet goofyfooter Jarvis Earle is Cronulla's sole representative and the former under-14 national champ is in fine form winning his first round heat.
It was NSW teammates Xavier Bryce (13.25 points), Nate Hopkins (10.05 points), Jarvis (14.00 points) and Kobi Clements (11.10 points) impressing early in the day, all winning their round one heats. Danny Benedetti also progressed directly to round three after finishing second to Xavier in their heat.
Surfers Point is one of the most consistent waves in the region and home to the WSL Margaret River Pro. The event offers a unique opportunity for surfers to compete at a current WTC stop.
This mornings surprise conditions somewhat alleviated another disappointing week of small waves for Cronulla surfers as Hawaii gets swell after swell to kick their season off.
It was dead flat on Monday with the charts showing a south WEST swell-that means it was bigger going out then coming in and the off-shores were gale force fanning the south coast fires.
Yesterdays small 2-3 ft soft south swell was welcomed with today's 3-4 ft surprise putting a smile on some early morning surfers dials- the waves looks set to continue into the weekend with conditions looking good for tomorrow.
The banks are fairly average although on the right tide and with a little swell direction luck,there may be the odd good session to be had.
The weekend shows the biggest waves when a new 4 ft south swell is due-the only problem is it also comes with an onshore airflow so don't get too excited-it is summer after all.
In good waves on Maui,Hawaiian Carissa Moore won the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Title at the lululemon Maui Pro, the final stop on the WSL Women's Championship Tour . Moore's victory comes following her provisional qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Although she defeated her closest opponent, 17-year-old Caroline Marks (USA), to clinch her fourth World Title, the two will represent America together as surfing makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo next year.
By clinching a fourth WSL Title, the 27-year-old from Honolulu joins the likes of Lisa Andersen (USA), Wendy Botha (ZAF) and Freida Zamba (USA), Layne Beachley (AUS), and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), further cementing her name in professional surfing's history books. Moore also becomes Hawaii's most-successful surfer ever on the world stage surpassing Andy Irons' three World Titles and John John Florence's two titles.
Australian Stephanie Gilmore celebrated her fifth victory at Honolua Bay,and the 31st CT win of her career, besting her own record. The Australian took down the now four-time WSL Champion Moore in the Semifinals, Marks in Quarterfinals, and Wright in the Final.
Gilmore's success sees her finish the season in fourth place on the Jeep Leaderboard. Although not in Title contention at this event, Gilmore is ready for battle in the upcoming year with the new CT season and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.