Queensland takes Aussie Junior Titles
Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles
1 - 8 December 2012
Queensland Win Overall Honours At The Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles in Tasmania
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 December, 2012 : - - The Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles were completed today in good clean 1m (3 feet) surf at Roaring Beach in Tasmania.
Across all the divisions and age groups, Queensland proved to be the strongest state and can claim bragging rights as Australia's best state for producing great junior surfers and potential future world champions which might align with two of their favourite sons in Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning chasing the Men's World Title in Hawaii in the coming week!
The new division created this year, under 14 Boy and Girls, saw epic performances from Kael Walsh (WA Margaret River) and Kobie Enright (NSW/Tweed Heads) who both scored outstanding 9 point rides in their finals to take the titles. Walsh, just 13 year of age, won in style by amassing the events highest heat tally of 18.65 made up of two outstanding wave scores of a 9.65 and a 9. From the same hometown as Taj Burrow it's not surprizing that Taj is also his favourite surfer.
"I can't believe I've won, when I heard the 9 point scores I was excited and figured I was leading and to win the first one is amazing - I want to be like Taj Burrow, he's my favourite surfer and I watch him surf at home all the time"
Kobie Enright (Tweed Heads) found her 9 point ride with seconds remaining in her final to go from 3rd to first. "I knew I needed a good score and when I caught that final ride it just felt right - it peeled all the way and allowed for heaps of great turns and I won - I can't believe it!"
Tristan Foras © Surfing Australia
Teams winners were also crowned today with Team NSW winning the tag team event just ahead of Team Western Australia while the overall champion team, calculated across all divisions was Team Queensland. The esteemed Isabel Letham award went to Queensland's Holly-Sue Coffey while the Duke Award went to fellow Queensland surfer Quinn Bruce to cap off an awesome week for the Queensland team.
Under 14 Boys -
Kael Walsh (WA), Duke Nagtzamm (WA), Darci Crump (NSW), Kyuss King (NSW)
Under 14 Girls -
Kobie Enright (NSW/Tweed Heads), Ebony Wilson (Qld), Alyssa Lock (NSW), Kiani Dobbyn (Qld)
Under 19 Boys -
Victoria - Walter Hiatt (Wonthaggi Secondary) and Tristan Foras (Christain College Geelong)
Under 19 Girls -
NSW - Kelly McDonagh (Byron Bay HS) Sophie Bernard (Stella Maris College Manly)
Under 16 Boys -
Qld -Quinn Bruce (Palm Beach Currumbin Secondary) and Kai Hing (Matthew Flinders Anglican College)
Under 16 Girls -
Qld - Sophie McCulloch( Siena Catholic College) Laura Poncini (Unity College) - Sunshine Coast
Schools final positions calculated across all divisions - Qld, Vic, NSW, WA, SA, Tas
Tag Team Results -
NSW, WA, Vic, Qld, SA, Tas
Overall State Results -
Qld, NSW, WA, Vic, SA, Tas
Alyssa Lock © Surfing Australia
Many surfers from this event will be selected for the upcoming national selection camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina NSW.This will occur early next year and will select the TravelSIM Team Australia for the ISA World Junior Championships in Sth America in 2013.
All results can be found here
Source: Surfing Australia
Author: Tim Brimblecombe
Tags: Soundwave, Australian Junior Surfing Titles, Junior Surfers, Australia