HAIRSPRAY and heels replaced surfboard wax and sunscreen as Surfest moved from the water to the catwalk last night.
The images of world No.1 Joel Parkinson claiming his first Surfest crown appeared a distant memory as 18 glamorous beauties vied for the coveted Miss Surfest crown in front of hundreds of revellers at Queens Wharf Brewery.
The girls – who are all national finalists – strutted their stuff on the catwalk in a selection of bikinis and costume wear before the judges delivered their verdict:
Jordan Simmons, 19, from Charlestown, who stands about six feet tall, six feet three in heels, and lists her legs as her best asset.
"I competed in Miss Surfest last year and came first runner up so I really wanted to win it this year," she said.
"The whole week is really fun, we had some surf lessons, got to meet some cool people and spent the weekend at the beach doing promo work."
Miss Simmons said she may be heading off to China to compete after claiming the crown.
First: Jordan Simmons;
Second: Vivienne Barclay;
Third: Jasmine Holanan;
Fourth: Kayla Steele.
This year the Miss Surfest contest was run as a national event, with the winner set to represent Australia on the world stage.