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Noah Cooney & Courtney Dunlop take top slots at Jan Juc

Subway Summer Surf Series, Jan Juc, Victoria
Tane Bowden, Piper Harrison, Laura Enever, Courtney Dunlop, Noah Cooney © Liam Robertson / Nikon



Subway Summer Surf Series Jan Juc

Subway Summer Surf Series
Jan Juc, Victoria/Australia
2 November, 2014

Subway Summer Surf Series crowns Cooney & Dunlop 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 November, 2014 - Jan Juc, Victoria - Noah Cooney (Lennox Head, NSW) and Courtney Dunlop (Phillip Island, VIC) have won their respective Under 18 divisions at the Subway Summer Surf Series today at Jan Juc. With an increase in swell overnight, competitors were greeted with 4-5ft of swell and cross-shore winds, before the wind swung and rapidly deteriorated conditions throughout the day. 

Cooney, who took out last weekends Subway Summer Surf Series event on the Sunshine Coast was a standout throughout the day dealing with the challenging waves and winds. Starting with a solid 8-point ride in the final, Cooney was the man to catch locking in a 6.83 mid way through the heat to claim the overall win.
“The final was pretty tough, the waves got worse during the day as the wind got up. I was lucky to get a couple a take the win”, said Cooney. “The Subway Summer Surf Series are good events to do, I get to travel around and surf against new people and see different places.” Placing in second was local standout, Tane Bowden (Jan Juc, VIC) with a heat total of 11.67.
Mickey Robinson (Jan Juc, VIC) and Jacob Connelly (Melbourne, VIC) placed in third and fourth respectively. Current Victorian Under 18 Girls champion, Courtney Dunlop (Phillip Island, VIC) took control of the Under 18 Girls final quickly with a 7.50 ride in the opening minutes.

Although she was unable to find a good backup ride, Dunlop took the final over Zoe Clarke (Jan Juc, VIC) who could not find a good enough ride in the dying minutes to take the lead. Dunlop was ecstatic with the win and the chance to go to the Surfing Australia HPC. “I was just happy to get good wave at the start of the heat, the conditions were tough.”
“Getting a chance to go to the Surfing Australia HPC will be great and a good opportunity for me to improve my surfing.” India Robinson (Jan Juc, VIC) and Jemima Hutchins (Barwon Heads, VIC) finished in third fourth respectively. In the Under 16 Boys Final, Tane Bowden (Jan Juc, VIC) placed in first with a heat total of 13.67 points. Placing in second was Max Lazarus (Point Lonsdale, VIC) on 12.27 points.
Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc, VIC) finished on a heat total of 11.24 points in third with Tully Wylie (Jan Juc, VIC) finishing in fourth on 5.47 points. Bowden was stoked to get the win over some tough competition. “It was a hard final, but still some fun ones and some good people to surf against.”
“This is the first Subway Summer Surf Series event I have done, but it is good experience for me and I will probably do the next one (at Phillip Island).” Piper Harrison (Mt Eliza, VIC) continued her great run of results taking out the Under 16 Girls final over local girl Grace Day (Jan Juc, VIC). Piper revelled in the large conditions scoring a heat total of 14.17.
“All the girls surfed really well, there was a lot of luck needed out there to find the best waves” said Harrison. Placing in equal third was India Robinson (Jan Juc, VIC) and Sophie Fletcher (Phillip Island, VIC).
Organised by Surfing Australia and proudly supported by Billabong, the 13-event series will be held around Australia this summer showcasing the country’s best male and female surfers with around 100 surfers expected to compete in each event.   

 The new series was created to fill a competition void, which exists at a crucial point in the development of Australia’s leading junior surfers.  It represents an important link in the ‘pathway to the podium’ developed by Surfing Australia, with surfers now able to progress from the VEGEMITE SurfGroms program, onto the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps, into the Subway® Summer Surf Series, followed by the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle.
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.
The male and female winners from the U/18 divisions of each event in the series will be invited to attend a three-day Subway® Surf Camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina. The camp, conducted by Australia’s leading surf coaches, aims to provide participants with the assistance and training they need to make the transition from surfer to professional athlete.
The Subway Summer Surf Series is proudly supported by Billabong, Surfing Australia and Surfing Victoria.
EVENT 1 - Dee Why, NSW - September 13-14, 2014
EVENT 2 - Newcastle Beach, NSW - September 27 - 28, 2014                 
EVENT 3 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - October 25 - 26, 2014 
EVENT 4 - Torquay, VIC - November 1 - 2, 2014     
EVENT 5 - Kiama, NSW - November 22-23, 2014     
EVENT 6 - Clifton, TAS - December 13, 2014    
EVENT 7 - Gold Coast, QLD - January 3 - 4, 2015      
EVENT 8 - Phillip Island, VIC - January 17 -18, 2015 
EVENT 9 - Margaret River, WA - January 31 - February 1, 2015
EVENT 10 - Victor Harbor, SA - February 14 - 15, 2015                       
EVENT 11 - Cronulla, NSW - March 7 - 8, 2015 
EVENT 12 - Trigg, WA - March 14 -15, 2015         
EVENT 13 - Yamba, NSW - March 21 - 22, 2015                                                                    

Liam Robertson

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