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Grommets shine in solid but tricky surf at Cronulla

Sandon Whittaker © Ethan Smith



Subway Summer Surf Series

Surfing Australia
Cronulla, New South Wales
7 - 8 March 2015

Today's solid surf sets up final field for Sunday

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 March, 2015 - Cronulla - The latest leg of the Subway Summer Surf Series got underway in solid and tricky six foot waves at North Cronulla today.

Kai Warner (North Narrabeen, NSW) managed to find multiple long righthanders in the Under-18 Boys to notch up a respectable heat total of 12.10 (out of a possible 20 points). The Northern Beaches natural-footer seemed to discover several diamonds in the rough to move past his fellow competitors and into the quarterfinals.

Chris Zaffis  (Angourie, NSW) posted the highest single wave score of the day, locking in an 8.83 (out of a possible ten points) in the Under-18 Boys. The North Coast natural-footer effortlessly linked together a chain of powerful turns to lock in the score. As a result, Chris has booked his spot into tomorrow's quarterfinals. Chris also took out the day one Expression Session for a handful of massive aerial manoeuvres. 

Jared Hickel (Cronulla, NSW), Ben Hucker (Long Jetty, NSW), Ryan Slattery (Toukley, NSW), Dylan Rodgers (Shell Cove, NSW), Luke Wrice (Bulli, NSW) and Harley Ross-Webster (Curl Curl, NSW) also all claimed wins in the Under-18 Boys. 

Darcy Crump (Avalon, NSW) claimed a solid win in the Under-16 Boys, unleashing a flurry of furious turns to post a respectable heat total of 13.67. As a result Darcy cemented his position in the quarterfinals.

Luke Wrice (Bulli, NSW) backed up his first round win in the Under-18 Boys, with another win in the Under-16 Boys. The Illawarra natural-footer made light work of the tricky conditions to post a heat total of 14.43.

Sam Taylor (Palm Beach, NSW), Dylan Moffat (Narrabeen, NSW), Eddy Hamaty, Marlon Newling (Avalon, NSW), Jackson Roberts (Bateau Bay, NSW) and Sandon Whittaker (Avoca, NSW) were also victorious in their first round heats in the Under-16 Boys.

Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff, NSW), Rubie Reents (Narrawallee, NSW) and Eliza Greene (Manly) all managed to take first round wins in the first round of the Under-18 Girls.  All three will battle it out in the semi-finals tomorrow.

Day two of the Subway® Summer Surf Series is expected to resume tomorrow at 7.30am. The main base for event eleven of the Subway® Summer Surf Series is North Cronulla, with back-up locations of Elouera, Wanda, South Cronulla and Sandshoes.

Ethan Smith

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