Subway Summer Series
Surfing Western Australia
Margaret River, Western Australia
January 31 - February 1, 2015
Subway Summer Series - Matgaret River - West Oz
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 February, 2015 - Margaret River - The Subway Summer Surf Series opened in emphatic fashion today at Gas Bay in Margaret River, Western Australia. A pulsing 4 feet ground swell combined with groomed offshore winds made for a memorable start at Australia's newest junior surfing series. The ninth stop on the 13 event national series, today showcased both the amazing waves of Western Australia and the state's emerging talent
The ninth stop on the 13 event national series, today showcased both the amazing waves of Western Australia and the state's emerging talent, who competed in under 16 and under 18 age divisions as well as the recently added under 21 category. As the mercury soared to the high 30's on the beach, the action in the water was just as hot. Nick Muntz (Trigg Beach) was one of many metropolitan surfers who revelled in the high performance waves on offer.
"I was in the first heat of the morning, and felt a little nervous," said Muntz. "I haven't worn a coloured vest in a while so it was good to compete again in pumping waves."
Muntz, along with Duke Nagtzaam (Yallingup), Pascal Hutchinson (Sorrento) and Jed Mattinson (Margaret River) all performed outstandingly across the morning heats dropping some of the highest scores of the day.
The girls divisions didn't shy away from the hollow and treacherous waves at Gas, with local south-west surfers adapting to the conditions best. Bailee Hastie (Margaret River) and Pheobe McGregor (Yallingup) shone, while Emi Campbell (Denmark) was also committing to some deep late drops and big forehand manoeuvres. Competitors escaped the heat of the day, making the most of the expression sessions and free lunch on offer thanks to Subway®.
Surfing WA High Performance Coach and Event Commentator Mark Clift spoke positively on today's conditions saying, "It's definitely a great competition wave with rights and lefts, as well as tubes and long walls for turns."
Participants will compete to win the chance to attend a three-day Subway® Surf Camp at the renowned Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina. The camp, conducted by Australia's leading surf coaches, will provide participants with the guidance and training they need to make the transition from surfer to professional athlete.
The Subway® Summer Surf Series will help young Australians continue to develop their passion for surfing, whether it be professionally or recreationally and carry on to enjoy a lifetime of surfing. Ambassadors for the Subway® Summer Surf Series are ASP World Tour competitor and 2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson and leading ASP World Tour female competitor Laura Enever.
Adding to the series already high stakes is the inclusion of the Under 21 boy’s and girl’s divisions. The Under 21 winners from each event will be given a free wildcard (only entry fee) into the 2015 Australian Surfmasters Titles (Open Men’s and Women’s divisions) running as part of the Australian Surf Festival.