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Sheldon Simkus impresses Parko at Gold Coast grom event

Sheldon Simkus © Lahey/Surfing Queensland




Subway Surf Series

Surfing Queensland
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
3 - 4 January 2015

Other standouts include Locky Grange, Alyssa Lock and Jalessa Vincent

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 January, 2015 - Gold Coast, Queensland - Surfing well beyond her years in the Under 16 Girls division was Alyssa Lock (Snapper Rocks, QLD) who won in a dominate performance scoring a combined two wave total of 16.43 points (out of a possible 20 points).

From the Under 16 Boys division, Locky Grange (Burleigh Heads, QLD) was an evident standout displaying a variety of aerial moves late in his semi-final relegating his position into the final. However, Grange took no prisoners come finals time where he emerged victorious in a display of sheer talent.

Emerging victorious in her final heat of the Under 18 Girls was Jalessa Vincent (Coolum, QLD). Vincent scored a late 6.17 single wave score (out of possible 10 points) relegating her to first place in the business end of her final.

“The Subway Summer Surf Series gives the younger demographic of surfers the chance to compete in a national series at multiple events. I placed third in the Sunshine Coast event and was fortunate enough to win this Gold Coast leg of the series which I am ecstatic about,” said Vincent.

In one of the most dominate displays of the day, Sheldon Simkus (Coolangatta, QLD) wrote his pathway to victory in the Under 18 Boys final. Simkus’s best two waves gave him a combined total of 17.56 points (out of a possible 20 points) which was a score that proved too hard to beat. An aggregated final system was created in the Under 21’s divisions allowing the competitors the chance to surf the final twice.

Both finals were then calculated to crown the overall champion of both the boys and girls. In a stellar performance, it was Noah Cooney (Bangalow, NSW) who triumphed in victory at the conclusion of the day over a very competitive Under 21 Boys division.

In one of the tightest battles of the weekend it was Ellie Brooks (Elanora, QLD) who claimed victory in the Under 21 Girls division over Jade Wheatley (Currumbin, QLD). Both girls battled it out throughout the day however Ellie’s early lead proved too hard to catch. Both Brooks and Cooney will receive a wildcard entry into the 2015 Australian Surfmasters title that is run as part of the Australian festival of Surfing.

The inaugural Subway® Summer Surf Series comprises of 13 events Australia wide and has been designed to unearth the best male and female junior surfers in quality waves throughout Australia. Gold Coast is stop seven of the Series and is expected to attract as many as 100 surfers vying for the top honours. 

As an added feature to the Subway® camps the winning participants will have the opportunity to rub shoulders and pick the brains of World Tour athletes and Series ambassadors Joel Parkinson and Laura Enever at each respective boys' or girls' camp.

Dev Lahey

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