2014 Queensland State Junior Titles
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
9 - 10 August 2014
Forecast modules indicate great waves for competition
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 August, 2014 - Queensland’s best junior surfers will be waxing boards in their sleep tonight in preparation for tomorrow’s Queensland State Junior Titles on the Gold Coast – the first of a two-event series that will crown State Champions and ultimately decide the Queensland Team that will compete at the forthcoming Australian Junior Titles.
Early forecast modules indicate great waves will be on offer for the State’s best as they vie for critical ratings points and hometown bragging rights.
Surfing Queensland spokesman Ben Whitmore said, “the level of junior talent in Queensland at the moment is incredible. It’s great to see our kids come through the ranks of the Queensland Junior Titles and then watch as they go on to compete alongside the world’s best.”
“Surfers like Steph Gilmore, Dimity Stoyle, Jack Freestone and Joel Parkinson have all come through this event, and it’s exciting to see the next generation prepare themselves for a similar pathway to professional surfing,” he continued.
Wurtulla’s Kai Hing placed second in the blue-ribbon Under 18 Boys division last year by a hair and will be looking to go one better to claim the coveted State Title and also the highly sought after wildcard into the 2015 Quiksilver Pro Trials.
Hing will have his work cut out for him with Gold Coast local, Quinn Bruce (Coolangatta, Qld) sitting along side him in the draw. Bruce recently took out the Iconic Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp with a scintillating display of high-performance surfing.
The battle for supremacy will be equally fierce in the Under 18 Girls division as they duke it out for a wildcard into the 2015 Roxy Pro Trials. Moffat’s Laura Poncini has set aside plans to compete in an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Qualifying Tour event in America to compete at this year’s Queensland Junior Titles in hope of making it to the Australian Junior Titles to better last year’s third place.
The 2014 Queensland State Junior Titles Series caters for Under 18, Under 16 and Under 14 boys and girls and provides the exclusive qualification pathway into the Australian Junior Titles to be held in December this year.