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Locals dominate opening day of Chiko Pro

Harry Bryant © Whitmore/Surfing Queensland




Chiko Sunshine Coast Pro

Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit
Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
10 May, 2014

Queensland's locals flare at the Chiko Sunshine Coast Pro

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 May, 2014 - Surfers from all over Queensland converged to Coolum Beach for the third event of the four-event Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC), the Chiko Sunshine Coast Pro. It was the local Sunshine Coast surfers who took ownership of day one in a showdown between Queensland’s elite surfers. Harry Bryant (Sunshine Beach, QLD) shined his true colours from the early rounds of the event posting the second highest single wave score, an 8.83 (out of a perfect 10).

Bryant also posted the highest heat total for the day, a 16.83 (out of a perfect 20) equal with Michael Campbell (Peregian Beach, QLD). Both surfers have progressed through to round four which will see them compete against the likes of 2012 World Junior Champion, Jack Freestone (Coolangatta, QLD) and former World Tour Competitor, Nathan Hedge (Palm Beach, QLD). Opening his 2014 Sunshine Coast Pro campaign tomorrow will be an inform Thomas Woods (Burleigh Heads, QLD) looking to back up his win after his win at the 2014 Chiko Alley Classic.

“I’ve competed in these comps every year for quite some time now and I guess appose to competing in the ‘QS events, the QCC allows you to loosen up a bit,” said an elated Woods. “I’ve been looking forward to competing in the Sunshine Coast pro, especially after my win at the Alley which I’m hoping to emulate what I did then,” he continued.


Michael Campbell © Whitmore/Surfing Queensland 


With the arrival of the fresh southerly pulse still showing signs of increase, Coolum beach is again looking to offer a range of fun, punchy 2-4ft waves providing ideal conditions for tomorrow’s competition. 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

TV Feeds will be available to the media throughout this weekend’s Chiko Sunshine Coast Pro. This event is proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (destination management organisation). Spectators and competitors are encouraged to interact via Instagram under the Hashtag #CHIKOQCC

The Chiko Alley Classic is proudly supported by Chiko, HIF, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Surfing Life Magazine, Coastalwatch Plus, World Surfaris, Be the Influence and Surfing Queensland.

The Chiko Roll is an Australian icon. Since its first appearance at the Wagga Wagga Show in 1951, the Chiko Roll has become an Aussie favourite, providing a quick and tasty snack for generations of Australians. Still made using the same ingredients of vegetables and meat wrapped in our famous pastry, Chiko Rolls continue to be served in the famous iconic bag. 2008 saw the return of the classic Chiko Chick: fun, active and quintessentially Australian.

Cory Roberts

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