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Jeames Young and Alyssa Lock take wins in Yamba

Under-18 Subway® Summer Surf Series champions Jeames Young (Yamba, NSW) and Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW), Subway Summer Surf Series, Turners Beach, Yamba
Alyssa Lock & Jeames Young © Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

 

 

Subway Summer Surf Series

Subway Summer Surf Series
Turners Beach, Yamba Australia
20 - 21 March, 2015

Young and Lock add latest Subway event to string of wins

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 March, 2015 - Turners Beach, Yamba - The final Subway Summer Surf Series event for 2014/2015 crowned the champions of the Under-18 divisions today, after the premier age group tore apart difficult two-to-three foot peaks at Turners Beach. Local surfer Jeames Young (Yamba, NSW) ensured the Under-18 Boys trophy
 
Local surfer Jeames Young (Yamba, NSW) ensured the Under-18 Boys trophy remained in the Clarence Valley region taking a win in the coveted division. The local goofy-footer used his local nous to catch the best possible waves on both ends of the tide.

Young, surfed four times over the course of the day and managed to win all of his respective heats, bagging a heat total of 10.74 (out of a possible 20 points) in the final. Young will now venture to New Zealand to compete in the Taranaki Pro Juniors.
 
“I actually just got a brand new board and it went so well in the conditions,” said Young. “I’m stoked to come away with a win and keep the title in Yamba. A lot of the boys were down here cheering, so that makes the win all that more special.”
 
Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW) had an undefeated run through the Under-18 Girls to take out the highly competitive division. The North Coast goofy-footer managed to unload a barrage of fast and technically sound forehand turns in difficult sections to post a heat total of 12.94 and take the win. Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, Qld) put up a valiant fight, but failed to find the required 6.62 wave score to take Lock’s lead.
 
“I feel pretty good to get a win in the difficult waves,” said Lock. “The waves changed dramatically over the day from being pretty fun this morning to super small and tricky, so you had to adapt a fair bit. I knew I just had to do as many turns as possible on the waves I caught.”
 
Local surfer Chris Zaffis (Angourie, NSW) suffered the upset of the event, getting eliminated in the opening round. After claiming victory at the Subway® Summer Surf Series at Cronulla less than a fortnight ago, Zaffis went into the event as the top seed in Under-18 Boys, but unfortunately failed to muster up the required score to move into the next round.
 
Dylan Moffat (Narrabeen, NSW) took out the Subway® Summer Surf Series Expression Session for a variety of innovative manoeuvres. The main base for event 13 of the Subway® Summer Surf Series is Yamba Main Beach, Pippies and Turners.
 
Day two is expected to commence tomorrow, beginning with the first round of the Under-16 Boys. All remaining divisions will crown champions tomorrow.  All competitors are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.
 
Participants will compete to win the chance to attend a three-day Subway® Surf Camp at the renowned Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina. The camp, conducted by Australia's leading surf coaches, will provide participants with the guidance and training they need to make the transition from surfer to professional athlete.
 
Organised by Surfing Australia and proudly supported by Billabong, the Subway® Summer Surf Series will be held around Australia this summer with New South Wales hosting five of the 13 events. Each event is expected to attract as many as 100 surfers.
 
The new series was created to fill a competition void, which exists at a crucial point in the development of Australia's leading junior surfers. It represents an important link in the ‘pathway to the podium' developed by Surfing Australia, with surfers now able to progress from the VEGEMITE SurfGroms program, onto the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps, into the Subway® Summer Surf Series, followed by the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle.
 
The aim of the Subway® Summer Surf Series is to help young Australians continue to develop their passion for surfing, whether it be professionally or recreationally and carry on to enjoy a lifetime of surfing.
 
Ambassadors for the Subway® Summer Surf Series are ASP World Tour competitor and 2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson and leading ASP World Tour female competitor Laura Enever.

RESULTS:
Under-18 Boys
1 – Jeames Young (Yamba, NSW)
2 – Kian Shahar (Suffolk Park, NSW)
3 – Jake Snellgrove (Lennox Head, NSW)
4 – Tez Harrison (Suffolk Park, NSW)

Under-18 Girls
1 – Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW)
2 – Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, Qld)
3 – Samahra Bye (Coffs Harbour, NSW)
4 – Sophia Fulton  (Morriset, NSW)
 
SUBWAY® SUMMER SURF SERIES EVENT CALENDAR - 2014/15:
EVENT 1 - Dee Why, NSW - September 13-14, 2014
EVENT 2 - Newcastle Beach, NSW - September 27 - 28, 2014
EVENT 3 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - October 25 - 26, 2014
EVENT 4 - Torquay, VIC - November 1 - 2, 2014
EVENT 5 - Kiama, NSW - November 22-23, 2014
EVENT 6 - Clifton, TAS - December 13, 2014
EVENT 7 - Gold Coast, QLD - January 3 - 4, 2015
EVENT 8 - Phillip Island, VIC - January 17 -18, 2015
EVENT 9 - Margaret River, WA - January 31 - February 1, 2015
EVENT 10 - Victor Harbor, SA - February 14 - 15, 2015
EVENT 11 - Cronulla, NSW - March 7 - 8, 2015
EVENT 12 - Trigg, WA - March 14 -15, 2015
EVENT 13 - Yamba, NSW - March 21 - 22, 2015

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