NSW Junior State Titles
Surfing New South Wales
Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills New South Wales
21 - 27 July 2014
Surfers in the Under-14 Boys and Girls divisions take flight
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 July, 2014 - Watonga Rocks - An unexpected jump in swell created ideal two-to-three foot conditions for the younger divisions in the National Roads & Motorists' Association (NRMA) Junior State Titles at Lighthouse Beach today.
Surfers in the Under-14 Boys and Girls divisions fought a series of tight battles in hope of potentially nabbing a position on the NSW Team for the upcoming Australian Junior Surfing Titles in Yallingup, Western Australia in December.
Dakoda Walters (Angourie) kicked off his Under-12 Boys campaign with a bang, locking in an impressive 15.33 heat total in his round one heat (out of a possible 20 points). However Dakoda’s run unfortunately came to an end in the quarterfinals when he failed to find the same form and was consequently knocked from the competition.
Jay Brown (Lilli Pilli) locked in the highest heat score of the division in his round one heat, locking in a total of 17.83, which left his fellow competitors in a combination situation. Jay then backed up his performance with another convincing win in his quarterfinal.
Other Under-14 Boys round one winners included: Caleb Tancred (Avoca), Harry Phillips (Mossy Point), Mikey Mcdonagh (Lennox Head), Connor Lee (Redhead), Keanu Miller (Bulli) and Chae Conti (Kiama).
Kirra-belle Olsen (Copacabana) and Bodhi Leigh-Jones (Avalon) showed a high amount of promise and skill in the Under-14 Girls division, with both surfers locking in heat totals in excess of 14 points. As a result, both surfers will make a semi-finals berth tomorrow.
Lennox Chell (Avoca) showed he was the man to beat in the Under-12 Boys, locking in a near perfect 9.93 wave score. The 10-year-old goofy footer linked together a series of critical manoeuvres to nab the first round win over Koda Killorn (Maroubra). Lennox will face off with Jack O'Brien (Skennars Head) and Hunter Weston (Lennox Head) in the semi-finals tomorrow.
Winter Vincent (Manly) and Hunter Weston (Lennox Head) also took out their respective Under-12 Boys heats.