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Snapper Rocks Boardriders take first regional event

Sheldon Simkuss © Cory Roberts/Surfing Queensland




World Surfaris Coast of Origin Regional Champs

Surfing Queensland
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
11 - 13 July, 2014

Snapper Rocks dominant in World Surfaris Coast of Origin 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 July, 2014 - Gold Coast, Queensland - Gold Coast Boardriders Clubs battled it out in clean 1 metre waves during the opening round of the World Surfaris Coast of Origin surfing series at Duranbah beach today. All clubs were vying for a position in the representative team that will take on the Sunshine Coast’s best surfing talent on July 27th & 28th. 

Snapper Rocks Boardriders made their intentions clear early in the piece as their first class team of surfers set about stamping their authority against a stellar field of Boardriders Clubs from across the Gold Coast. 

The celebrated sister act of Ellie Jean Coffey (Coolangatta, Qld) and younger sibling Holly Sue Coffey (Coolangatta, Qld) contributed to Snapper taking the overall title of Gold Coast Champion Boardriders Club by posting wins in the Open Women’s and Under 18 Girls heats respectively. 

Ellie Jean Coffey was able to win her heat with a combined heat score total of 15 points (out of a possible 20) to defeat Lucy Callister (Palm Beach, Qld), Ellie Brooks (Elanora, Qld) and Jade Wheatley ( Currumbin, Qld) who finished second to fourth respectively.

Ellie Jean Coffey, who relished the opportunity to compete for her Boardriders club said “It’s great post a win for my Boardriders club because normally you’re competing for yourself when you’re surfing”. She continued, “There are heaps of club members down here supporting our team and we can’t wait to compete against the Sunshine Coast in a couple of weeks”.

Snapper Boardriders didn’t have it all their own way with the Burleigh Boardriders hot on their heels throughout the Tag Teams division. Burleigh Boardriders showed the depth of talent which exists within the club which was led by veteran club member Kyle Robinson. Robinson, who oversees Burleigh’s junior development program, was stoked with the club’s performance. “Everyone surfed really well today and it’s great to see some of Burleigh’s best talent progressing through to the state finals of the series” said Robinson.

One lucky club surfer will also be heading off to Salani Surf Resort in Samoa for the surfing trip of a lifetime, simply by being a member of a Surfing Queensland Boardriders Club. All results from the Sunshine Coast Regional Championships from the World Surfaris Coast of Origin will be posted on at the completion of today’s competition.

Cory Roberts

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