King & Coffey tops at Aussie Junior Titles
Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles
1 - 8 December 2012
Matt King And Holly-Sue Coffey Take Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 December, 2012 : - - Winners were decided across under 18 and under 16 Boys' and Girls' divisions at the 2012 Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles which enjoyed good clean waves in the 1.25m range (3 feet plus) at Roaring Beach in southern Tasmania today. The Boys' and Girls' under 18 divisions were won by Matt King (NSW/Ulludulla) and Holly-Sue Coffey (Qld/Gold Coast) respectively.
"It’s such a great feeling to be crowned Australian Junior Champion" said King after his win. "I've dreamed of winning an event like this and I can't explain it right now but I know it's an important stepping stone to where I want to go as a surfer. It will take a while to settle down for me but I feel great."
Holly-Sue Coffey was just as excited. The 14-year-old youngster was competing well above her age level and added to last year’s under 16 Australian title by winning today.
"That was a close final and I'm relieved to win,” she said. “I knew it was close and good waves were hard to find in the final but it feels great to win."
Under 16 winners were also decided today with Jacob Wilcox (Margaret River WA) and Holly Wawn (Newport NSW) victorious. Most of the finalists today will go to the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre and will be in contention to represent Australia at the World Junior Surfing Titles in South America next year.
Jaleesa Vincent & Isabella Nichols © Surfing Australia
First to 4th in order from today's individual finals:
Under 18 Boys -
Matt King (NSW/Ulludulla), Pama Davies (NSW/Bondi), Tommy Boucaut (NSW/Lennox Head), Jackson Coffey (Qld/Coolangatta)
Under 18 Girls -
Holly-Sue Coffey (Coolangatta/Qld), Kirstin Ogden (NSW/Suffolk Park), Cali McDonagh (NSW), Stephanie Single (NSW/ Lennox Head)
Under 16 Boys -
Jacob Wilcox (WA/Margaret River), Chris Zaffis (NSW/Yamba), Quinn Bruce (Qld/Coolangatta) and Blaine Robinson (Qld/Kirra)
Under 16 Girls -
Holly Wawn (NSW/Newport), Zoe Clarke (Jan Juc/Vic), Isaballa Nichols (Coolum/Qld) and Jemima Hutchins (Barwon Heads/Vic)
Australian School Surfing Title winners:
MR Shield -
Australia's top school in surfing across three age divisions -
Under 16 Boys -
Maclean High School Nth NSW - Chris Zaffis and Jeames Young
Under 19 Girls -
Coolum High School Qld - Jaleesa Vincent and Isabella Nichols
Under 19 Boys -
St Francis Xavier Newcastle NSW - Billy Drinkwater and James McMoreland
Tomorrow is the final day with finals of the teams’ division, All Star Schools and under 14 Boys’ and Girls’ divisions to be decided.
Matt King © Surfing Australia
The Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles is proudly supported by Events Tasmania, Surfing Australia, Surfing Tasmania, Australian School Surfing Association, Tasmanian Schools Surfing Association, Australian Sports Commission, the Federal Government’s Illicit Drugs in Sport Program, Nikon, Coastalwatch, TravelSIM, Suncorp, Stickyfeet Wax and Shipstern Surf.
Source: Surfing Australia
Author: Tim Brimblecombe
Tags: Soundwave, Australian Junior Surfing Titles, Junior Surfers, Australia