Day 2 roars to life at Teenage Rampage Invt'l
Teenage Rampage Oz Invitational
Presented by Ocean & Earth
Surfing New South Wales
Maroubra, New South Wales
18 - 20 January 2013
Cooler weather prevails for second day ot the Teenage Rampage Oz Invitational
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 January, 2013 : - - Sydney -- The scorching weather that plagued Sydney yesterday, mellowed for the second day of the Teenage Rampage OZ Invitational presented by Ocean and Earth. The trials for the 20-and-under boys kicked the morning off with some of Australia’s best junior surfers battling it out for a spot in the main event. Harrison Martin and Luca Elder came flying out of the gates in round one, locking in a number of high scoring waves to secure wins.
Jack Duggan was another early standout, linking together a chain of critical moves to take the win and advance to the next round. The semi finals saw two tight battles go down between six surfers. In punchy little peaks all surfers threw down a range of exciting manoeuvres in an attempt to progess through to the final. However, in the end it was Jack Duggan and Luca Elder who snuck ahead in semi one, with Harrison Martin and Sean Mawson advancing from semi two.
The waves continued to roll through consistently in the final with all surfers wowing the judges with their precise and remarkable turns. When the final hooter sounded it was Newport’s Luca Elder who took the top spot with Jack Duggan, Harrison Martin and Sean Mawson finishing in second, third and fourth respectively. All finalists scored themselves a place in main event.
Surfing NSW Head Judge Luke Reading said: “That was a super exciting final. All surfers put on an epic show and it was tough to separate the four of them.”
The surfers who advanced to the main event are as follows:
- 20 and under male – Top eight surfers
- 16 and under boys – Top ten surfers
- 16 and under girls – Top six surfers
- 13 and under boys – Top eight surfers
- 13 and under girls – Main round only
Number one seed, Jacob Wilcox lived up to the hype in his first round heat, throwing down a batch of big turns, which were executed with flow and speed. Monty Tait took out the Carve Of The Day award for an amazing display of technical and well executed backhand cracks. Monty scored an 8.43 for the ride and a pair of polarised Carve sunglasses for his efforts.
Surfing NSW’s free CPR and board rescue course, Surfer’s Rescue 24/7 kicked off throughout the day with over 15 people participating in the course. Former World Tour surfer Drew Courtney took the participants through the different CPR and board rescue components.
The Dominelli Group were on hand displaying some of the latest Peugeots from Dominelli Prestige at Arncliffe. Professional surfer and Dominelli spokesman Stuart Kennedy was also on hand talking competitors through a range of the latest Firewire surfboards and Dominelli vehicles.
The Australian Skin Cancer Clinics were on site again providing parents, competitors and spectators with vouchers for a free consultation at their Maroubra store. Competition will resume tomorrow morning at approximately 7.30am. The 20-and-under men will kick the morning off, before rolling into the 16-and-under girls, the 13-and-under boys and the 13-and-under girls. An updated heat draw and schedule will be online at surfingnsw.com.au by 7.00 pm tonight.
Since 2007, more than 2500 kids have participated in the O&E Teenage Rampage around Australia. 2013 will be the first year the former grassroots junior's series will be compressed and fine-tuned into an elite invitational event.
Ocean & Earth have been behind the Teenage Rampage Series since it was created. Support Ocean & Earth who have been world leaders in quality surf hardware for over 30 years. Ocean & Earth will have the best leg ropes and grips for prizes throughout the event.
The Teenage Rampage OZ Invitational is presented by Ocean & Earth and supported by Carve Eyewear, Randwick City Council, Dominelli Group, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Souths Juniors, Walsh's Village Pharmacy, Southside surfing region and Surfing NSW.
1 - Luca Elder (Newport, NSW)
2 - Jack Duggan (Bli Bli, QLD)
3 - Harrison Martin (Cronulla, NSW)
4 - Sean Mawson (Manyana, NSW)
Source: Surfing New South Wales
Author: Ethan Smith
Tags: Ocean & Earth, Surfing New South Wales, Teenage Rampage