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Domestic masters circuit to light up Sunshine Coast




HIF Queensland Masters and Women's event #2

Surfing Queensland
Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
14 - 15 June 2014

Event 2 starts on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 June, 2014 - Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Elanora’s Ellie Brooks will have her work cut out for her if she wants the chance to perform on the world stage at the 2015 Roxy Pro Trials event at Snapper Rocks.

The Gold Coast local reached the final of the Open Women’s division in event one of the HIF Masters and Women’s State Title’s recently, however it was Brodie Doyle (Snapper Rocks, QLD) who claimed overall honours to secure a vital ratings lead ahead of this weekend’s series decider to be held on the Sunshine Coast.

After an injury-plagued year in 2013, Brooks is riding high and ready to tackle the field this weekend.  “I’m feeling great heading into the finale of the Open Women’s state titles,” said Brooks. “I’m still in with a chance to claim the series title and secure the wildcard position for next year’s Roxy Pro Trials event. To perform in front of the world’s best at Snapper would be a dream come true.”

The path to success won’t be easy with series frontrunner Brodie Doyle currently in blistering form. The Snapper Rocks Boardriders Club member is equally determined to secure the trials allocation.  “Snapper Rocks is my local break and somewhere that I feel really comfortable surfing,” commented Doyle. “To win the series this weekend and surf in front of my local club at the Roxy Trials next year is my goal for sure.”

The Sunshine Coast contingent remains strong with Masters rookie Dave Reardon-Smith currently leading the ratings in the Over 35 Men division with last year’s champion, Mark Richardson (Currumbin, QLD) nipping at his heels for a title defence. This weekend, two surfers will also have the chance to take home $250 in prize money by winning the HIF ‘Wave of the Weekend’ which is awarded to the highest single wave score posted and is open to all Men’s and Women’s divisions.

The HIF Queensland Masters and Women’s State surfing series caters for female surfers ranging from under 16 girls to Over 35 Women and Over 35 Men to Over 55 Men. The HIF Masters and Women’s State Surfing series is proudly supported by, HIF, Be the influence, Coastalwatch Plus, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, World Surfaris, Chiko, the Queensland Government, and Surfing Queensland.

Competitors and spectators can call the Surfing Queensland Event Hotline after 6:30am each morning of competition for a confirmed start time and location Ph# (07) 30306388

Ben Whitmore

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