Victorian Junior Series
6- 7 February 2016
Hutchins, Paterson, Bella Wilson, Ellie Harrison, Tully Wylie all take wins
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 February, 2016 - Gunnamatta - The Opening round of the Victorian Junior Series presented by HIF kicked off over the weekend in 3-4 foot surf at Gunnamatta. In the Under 18 boys division Henry Hutchins (Barwon Heads) took out the final on his backhand with a heat total of 15.66 (out of a possible 20).
Tully Wylie (Jan Juc, 13.93pts) and Josh Bracher (San Remo, 13.93pts) took out second and third position with local boy Gully Steelhead (St Andrews Beach, 11.23pts) taking fourth position.
Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc) dominated the Under 16 boys final with a total of 16.06 over Chad Garrett (Phillip Island, 10.77pts) Jackson Kay (Jan Juc, 10.53pts) and Cole Fox (Jan Juc, 9.30pts) taking out second, third and fourth respectably.
The Under 14 boys was a much closer affair with Codie Jeffery (Phillip Island) scoring a total of 14.47 getting the win over Max Burton who scored 13.24. Ethan Huxtable (Jan Juc, 13.03pts) and Patrick Hughes (Jan Juc, 10.10pts) took out the third and fourth spots.
The Under 18 girls saw a new champion crowned with Shayla Paterson (Phillip Island) scoring a 11.80 over fellow Phillip Islander Sophie Fletcher (9.63) to get her first ever under 18 girls win.
Emma Walker (Ocean Grove, 6.30pts) and Isabell Cook (Torquay, 5.30) rounder out the final taking the third and fourth spots.
The Under 16 girls saw Arabella Wilson (Jan Juc) dominate the final scoring one of the highest waves of the day of a 9.33 contributing to her total of 16.33 to take the win over Daisy Corbett (Phillip Island, 11.23pts)
Mia Goldsbury (Phillip Island, 5.24pts) and Lainie Paterson (Phillip Island, 4.60pts) took out the third and fourth spots.
The Under 14 girls was another tightly fought final with Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads) scoring a total of 12.67 to get the win over Poppy Corbett (Phillip Island, 12.33pts)
Jazz Wylie (Jan Juc, 11.50pts) and Bea Conroy (Point Lonsdale, 7.60pts) placed in third and fourth.