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Opening round of Queensland State Junior Titles fires off

Lucy Callister © Whitmore/Surfing Queensland



2015 Queensland State Junior Titles

Surfing Queensland
Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
7 - 12 August 2015

Lucy Callister shines in the Under 18 Girls division

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 August, 2015 - Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Queensland’s best surfers under the age of 18 took to the waves of the Sunshine Coast with gusto today at the opening round of the two-event Queensland State Junior Titles Series.

Coolum Beach hosted the juniors with some great 1-1.5m waves on offer for competitors ranging from 12 – 18 years old.

Top seeds Jaggar Bartholomew (Coolangatta, Qld) and Laura Poncini (Moffat, QLD) made light work of their opening round heats, progressing straight through to the business end of the draw.

North Stradbroke Island’s Ethan Ewing will be looking to bank himself a second Quiksilver Pro Trials wildcard having done so in 2014. Ewing just missed out on a shot at the main event at this year’s Quiksilver Pro and is focused on going one better in 2016.

Burleigh Heads’ Lucy Callister put her mettle on show during her Under 18 Girls heat this morning, committing herself to some critical manoeuvres to take out the bout.  

The coveted competition will also see the junior surfers compete for two wildcards into the World Surf League (WSL) World Tour's 2016 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro's trials. Queensland's Under 18 Male and Female State Champions will each receive a wildcard to surf in the trials event, potentially competing against the world's best professional surfers at the 2016 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro trials at Snapper Rocks.

As added value Jolyn Australia will be giving away some epic prizes to some very lucky female junior surfers. Jolyn Australia will be supporting both the Queensland Junior Titles events which will commence on 8-9th August with the first of two event series being held on the Sunshine Coast. The second event will be held on the Gold Coast September 12-13th.

Open to Queensland residents in the categories of Under 12, 14, 16 and 18 boys and girls, competitors are encouraged to register before 6th August to secure their position in the competition.

The 2015 Queensland State Junior Title Series is proudly supported by, HIF, Coastalwatch Plus, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, World Surfaris, the Queensland Government and Surfing Queensland.

Dev Lahey

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