IN CONTENTION: Sophie McCulloch.
IN CONTENTION: Sophie McCulloch. DEV LAHEY

Coasters to press title bids in series

SURFING: The stage is set for the finale of the HIF Masters & Women’s Series on the Sunshine Coast this weekend.

Champions will be crowned across eight divisions and surfers will be selected to represent Queensland at the Australian Surf Festival at Coffs Harbour in August.

The winner of the open women’s division will also claim a golden ticket into the 2017 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Trials.

Among those still in contention for that berth is front-runner Sophie McCulloch, of Alexandra Headland. But she will face a stern challenge from the likes of young gun Zahli Kelly, Stacey Holt and Piper Harrison.

Bli Bli’s Dave Reardon-Smith is expected to be in the thick of the action in the men’s over 40s division, along with Dicky Beach’s Ben Silk.

Call 30306388 for start time and location.