Avalon Beach, NSW
20 - 21 December 2008
North Narrabeen Boardriders win Australias Top Pro Junior Club Teams Surf Title by taking the ONeill Gromtag
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 December, 2008 : - - North Narrabeen Boardriders club have again dominated NSWs top Boardriding clubs by winning the ONeill Gromtag in excellent 1.5m (3 to 4ft) surf at Avalon Beach on the weekend.
As the defending champions North Narrabeen defeated the local Avalon beach club reasonably comfortably in the final with a final score of 79.3 to 71.8 with Ulludulla in 3rd place on 69.2 and Cronulla in 4th on 68.5.
The decisive surfer for North Narrabeen in the final was non other than their required under 16 surfer Cooper Chapman. The explosive youngster has had a huge month winning the Australian under 16 Junior Championships and he has capped the year off by playing a significant role in bringing home the trophy for his beloved club today. Chapman was the teams highest scoring surfer in the final with 20.5 points.
Its such a great feeling to surf for the club just about every event we normally surf in its just for yourself but when you surf for the club, its a team thing and the pressure is greater to do it for your mates and the club and then when you win as we did today everyones just so stoked that its awesome said a clearly excited Chapman after todays win.
We knew we were the defending champions and we also feel we are the strongest club in Australia with an incredible history of great surfers so its good to add to the history the club really supports all the young guys so its good to be able to give something back!
For their efforts today North Narrabeen collected $1200 along with a vmoto scooter valued at $3000 which is certain to get put to incredible use by the club!
North Narrabeen needed a little slice of luck to win todays final and they called it up in their three team semi final where they were comprehensively thrashed by Ulladulla on an event high score of 105.9 to Nth Narras 69.7 which was just 1.1 ahead of Avoca Beach who were eliminated from the semi to place equal 5th overall with the other semi finalist 3rd placed team Eloura.
The ONeill Gromtag is recognized as Australias most esteemed Pro Junior Club teams championship event with $3000 prize pool going to the finals teams making the ONeill Gromtag a sort after title and an indication of where the future clusters of great Australian surfers are emerging from.
North Narrabeen Scores in Final
2008 ONeill Gromtag Results
1st North Narrabeen $1200 and vmoto scooter (value $3000)
9th North Shelley
10th North Narrabeen "B"
11th Dee Why
Standouts in final other teams
Sam Wrench - Ulludulla
Thaibolt Upton - Avalon
Rory Jenkins - Cronulla
Semi No 1 results
2nd North Narrabeen
Semi No 2 results
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