GALLERY: Miss Surfest 2013

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery. Picture: Ryan Osland
Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery. Picture: Ryan Osland
First place: Jordan Simmons. Picture: Ryan Osland

First place: Jordan Simmons. Picture: Ryan Osland

Second place: Vivienne Barclay. Picture: Ryan Osland

Second place: Vivienne Barclay. Picture: Ryan Osland

Third place: Jasmine Holanan. Picture: Ryan Osland

Third place: Jasmine Holanan. Picture: Ryan Osland

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

 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. 

PLACEGETTERS: 

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. 

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.

Miss Surfest contest at Queens Wharf Brewery on Sunday night. Picture Ryan Osland.