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NSW Junior Titles luck out with launch in perfect pits

Under-18 Boys round one standout Kyuss King (Byron Bay).
Kyuss King © Ethan Smith




Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
13 - 21, July 2016

Best NSW Juniors performed in amazing 5-to-6-foot draining righthanders 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 July, 2016 - The Ocean and Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles got off to a flying start today with some of NSW’s best junior surfers putting it all on the line in perfect five-to-six foot draining righthanders.
Following a runner-up finish at the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open, Sandon Whittaker (Avoca) kicked off his State Title campaign with a bang, posting a massive 15.67 heat total (out of a possible 20 points) in the Under-18 Boys. The Central Coast native held control over the majority of the heat, performing an assortment of giant backside turns. As a result, Whittaker cemented his spot into the second round.
Using the skills he honed on the long righthand walls of his local Lennox Head pointbreaks, Jack Murray (Lennox Head) adapted seamlessly to the Middle Rock waves, posting a notable 14.67 heat total in the Under-18 Boys. Murray found the best waves of the heat to claim the victory ahead of Novocastrian Zephyr Lerougetel (Merewether) who posted a 9.16 heat total.
Luke Condon (Lennox Head) also claimed a win for the Lennox Head surfing contingent posting a 12.03 heat total to cement his position in the second round of the Under-18 Boys.
Fresh off a Pro Junior victory at the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head, Samson Coulter (Balgowlah) used similar skills to claim a victory in the first round of the Under-18 Boys. Posting a 13.00 heat total, Coulter was in tune with what Middle Rock had to offer and is looking to carry the same form again when he surfs in the second round.
Kyuss King (Byron Bay) also made his mark on the Under-18 Boys division posting a 12.50 heat total. The natural-footer, who is known for his progressive approach, won his opening round heat today ahead of Nathan Rohr (Cronulla) who put up a valiant effort but had to settle for second place.
All qualifiers for the Ocean and Earth NSW Junior State Titles were determined by eight individual regional titles, which took place up and down the NSW coastline earlier in 2016.
2016 is the sixth year Surfing NSW will combine the NSW School Surfing Titles into the event.  The event will be fully mobile in the Port Macquarie area with Town Beach, Flynns Beach, Light House Beach, Rainbow Beach (Bonny Hills) and North Haven Beach all venue options.
The nine-day event will run from the 13th – 21st, July 2016, with the festival is set to include:
Australian Skin Cancer Clinic NSW Junior Longboard State Titles (13th - 14th)
Australian Kneeboard Titles Round 2 (13th - 14th)
Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles (15th - 19th)
Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State School Surfing Titles (20th - 21st)

Ethan Smith

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