Subway Summer Surf Series
Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
25 - 26 October, 2014
Subway Summer Surf Series fires at Peregian Beach
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 October, 2014 - Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Peregian Beach greeted the nation’s best 16’s and 18’s with a quality 2-3ft easterly swell making for optimal surfing conditions and heated competition. Front runner for the under 18 boys, Jared Hickel (Skennars Head, NSW) made his intentions clear in his opening round heat scoring a two wave total of 14.07, (out of a possible 20) which was enough to secure 1st place and take one step further to sealing a trifecta series win.
“Having already won the competitions at Dee Why and Newcastle in New South Wales for the Subway Summer Surf Series, it would be unbelievable to seal a third win here in the Sunshine Coast”, said Jared. “This event has been the perfect opportunity for me to bank more competitive hours in the water and to also improve my chances of making it to the ISA (International Surfing Association)”, Jared continued.
Jared will compete again tomorrow in the under 18 boys quarter final set to kick off first thing in the morning. Despite an uncharacteristic loss in her round 1 heat, Isabella Nichols (Coolum Beach, QLD) shined her true colours in the 20 man Subway expression session taking the lead amongst the girls and scoring herself a Billabong prize pack, courtesy of Billabong.
Also joining Isabella in victory from the Subway expression session was Noah Cooney (Bangalow, NSW) who displayed an array of big aerial manoeuvres sealing the win amongst the boys respectively.
Following from her first place finish in event 2 of the Queensland Junior Title series as well as finishing third overall in the under 18 Girls for Queensland, Lucy Callister (Palm Beach, QLD) continues to maintain her progressive momentum into the Subway Summer Surf Series guaranteeing her spot in tomorrow’s under 18 girls semi final.
As added value to the series, winners of the Under 18 divisions will receive an all-important invitation to respective girls and boys, all expenses paid three-day "Subway Summer Surf Camps" at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre.
Winning participants will have the opportunity to rub shoulders and pick the brains of World Tour athletes and Subway ambassadors Joel Parkinson and Laura Enever at each respective Subway boys' or girls' camp. Following the third stop of the series on the Sunshine Coast, the surf series will make its way around the country before returning back to Queensland for event seven on the Gold Coast.
Each event is expected to attract as many as 100 surfers vying for the top honour. 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.