After a weather wipeout shut down day five, day six of the NRMA Junior State Titles is confirmed to run at Watonga Rocks, Lighthouse Beach.
Today we will be running through the Under-14 Boys and Girls and the Under-12 Boys and Girls.
Day four of the NRMA Junior State Titles is being run at Watonga Rocks, Lighthouse Beach.
Today will see the remaining heats of the second round of the under 18 boys, before going into under 18 girls and round two of the under 16 boys.
PERFECT waves were the order of the day again at the NRMA NSW Junior State Titles.
The Australian Junior Champion, Fraser Dovell from Avalon was in action performing some lightning fast carves to take out the under 18 boys.
The natural footer notched up several impressive scores over the course of the 20 minute heat although it was his 9.33 score out of a possible 10 that stole the show.
Not to be outdone in the same division, 2013 Under-16 NSW Champion Harley Ross-Webster (Curl Curl) managed to jag an 8.83, which gave him the edge against his opponents in his round one heat. As a result, Harley booked his spot into round two.Other Under-18 heat winners who locked in heat totals in excess of 14 points included: Jeames Young (Yamba), Kalani Ball (Stanwell Park), Jared Hickel (Cronulla), Kipp Caddy (Cronulla), Monty Tait (Maroubra) and Chris Zaffis (Angourie).Competition will recommence tomorrow at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
Day three of the NRMA Junior State Titles is running at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills again.
Today will be the blue ribbon divisions - the Under-16 Boys and the Under-18 Boys.
Four NSW School Champions were crowned on Tuesday at the NSW Junior State Titles at Bonny Hills.
Pristine three-to-four foot conditions provided competitors with the perfect blank canvas to show their skills as they attempted to cement their position in the NSW team for the upcoming Australian Junior Surfing Titles in Yallingup, Western Australia in December.
Macy Callaghan (Avoca) backed up her earlier performances with a win in the Under-16 Girls. The talented natural-footer was able to lock in a 14.5 heat total (out of a possible 20 points) and as a result left her nearest competitor chasing a near perfect 9.34 wave score to take the lead from her.
Despite moments of brilliance, Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff) had to settle for second position, while fellow Kincumber High School student Kirra-Belle Olsen (Copacabana) took third position.
“I’m so stoked,” said Callaghan. “I just really wanted to catch those longer lefts and thankfully my tactic worked. It’s weird to surf heat against my best friend [Olsen], but it’s just nice we both made the final.”
Luke Wrice (Coledale) created an uphill battle for his opposition in the Under-16 Boys, when he posted a 7.60 (out of a possible 10 points) and a 7.00 ride to get the edge over his fellow competitors.
Samson Coulter (Balgowlah) put up a valiant effort throughout the final, but ultimately had to settle for the runner-up spot.
“I just wanted to sit wider than everyone and pick off a few decent waves,” said Wrice. “The smaller waves were actually better as they hugged the bank a bit more and allowed for more scoring potential. I can’t wait to focus on the individual State Titles that kick off tomorrow now.”
Holly Wawn (Newport) fought a tight battle with Under-16 Girls winner Macy Callaghan (Avoca) to take the win in the elder division. The talented natural-footer threw down a series of technical forehand turns to nab the win with a heat total of 12.83.
“I’m pretty happy to get the win,” said Wawn. “It wasn’t the best heat I had all day, but it was still nice to get the win in some pretty good conditions. I just tried to get the best wave I could. I guess you can’t do anymore than that. The other competitors were all really tough to beat, so I’m stoked to get the win over them.”
Chris Zaffis (Angourie) was able to snatch the Under-19 Boys win from Jared Hickel (Cronulla) and Zac Wightman (Skennars Head) in the dying seconds of the final heat of the day. Needing a solid score to steal the lead, Zaffis was able to lock in an 8.47 scoring ride to sneak past Hickel and Wightman and take the win.
“That was such a heavy finish,” said Zaffis. “Everyone managed to get a wave in the dying seconds and fortunately I managed to get that wave right at the end. My heart was racing pretty fast at that point, so I just went as hard as I could, as I wasn’t sure what score I needed.”
Competition has recommenced on Wednesday at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am.
Under 19 Boys
1 – Chris Zaffis (Angourie – McLean High)
2 – Jared Hickel – (Cronulla – De La Salle)
3 – Zac Wightman (Skennars Head – Xavier Catholic College)
4 – Nathan Cook (Forresters Beach – Terrigal High)
Under 19 Girls
1 – Holly Wawn (Newport – Sydney Distance Ed)
2 – Macy Callaghan (Avoca – Copacabana)
3 – Kobie Enright (Tweed Heads - Lindesfarne Anglican)
4 – Paris Whittaker (Caringbah – Sydney Distance Ed)
Under 16 Boys
1 – Luke Wrice (Coledale – Bulli High)
2 – Samson Coulter (Balgowlah – St Augustines)
3 – Luke Condon (Lennox Head – St Johns College Woodlawn)
4 – Mikey Mcdonagh – (Lennox Head – Southern Cross School)
Under 16 Girls
1 – Macy Callaghan (Avoca - Kincumber High)
2 – Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff - Mackellar Girls)
3 – Kirrabelle Olsen (Copacabana - Kincumber High)
4 – Kobie Enright (Tweed Heads - Lindesfarne Anglican)
Wednesday, 7.15am: Day three action gets under way at Bonny Hills at 7.30am with Boys Under 16 Round 1, followed by Boys Under 18 Round 1.
Tuesday, 11.30am: Day two of the NRMA Junior State Titles is running at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills.
Action will kick off with the requals for the U/16 Girls, followed by the U/16 Boys, followed by the finals.
Monday, 5pm: Day one done and dusted:
DAY one of the National Roads & Motorists' Association (NRMA) NSW Junior State Titles kicked off with the first round of the NSW Schools Titles in three-to-four foot waves at Bonny Hills today.
Over 90 school kids from all over NSW tore into the pristine conditions in an attempt to cement their position in the NSW team for the upcoming Australian Junior Surfing Titles in Yallingup, Western Australia in December.
Macy Callaghan (Avoca) showed she will be tough to beat in upcoming heats, locking in the highest heat score of the event so far; an 18.03 (out of a possible 20 points).
Surfing across both the Under-19 Girls and the Under-16 Girls, Callaghan managed to book her spot into tomorrow's quarterfinals in both respective divisions.
Hot on Macy's heels were Tweed Head surfers Alyssa Lock and Kobie Enright who both surfed across the Under-16 and Under-19 Girls and were able to lock in individual wave scores in excess of nine points (out of a possible ten points).
As a result, both surfers will make a quarterfinals berth tomorrow alongside Callaghan.
Harley Ross-Webster (North Curl Curl) managed to lock in one of the most complete and rounded performances in the Under-19 Boys, posting an impressive 8.83 wave score for two powerful forehand hooks.
Judges later commented that Harley's approach to performing technical manoeuvres on the critical section of the wave were the reason for his scores.
Other heat winners in the Under-19 Boys included: Chris Zaffis (Angourie) Jarrod Szele (Oak Flats), Zac Wightman (Skennars Head), Jared Hickel (Cronulla) and Nathan Cook (Forresters Beach).
Luke Wrice (Coledale) was the standout performer in the Under-16 Boys, performing a series of solid backhand turns and a fins-out reverse to be awarded with an impressive 8.50 scoring ride.
Wrice was able to back up the previously mentioned score with a 6.67, which consequently left the rest of the field chasing a combination of scores to move into the top position.
Other Under-16 Boys winners included: Mikey Mcdonagh (Lennox Head), Mitch Raymond (Macmasters Beach), Samson Coulter (Balgowlah), Caleb Tancred (Avoca) and Luke Condon (Lennox Head).
Competition will recommence tomorrow at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am.
The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
All qualifiers for the NRMA NSW Junior State Titles were determined by ten individual regional titles, which took place up and down the NSW coastline earlier in the year.
The NRMA NSW Schools Titles will occupy the first two days of the event.
2014 will be the fourth year Surfing NSW will combine the NSW School Surfing Titles into the event.
A Surfing NSW judging seminar and trivia night will be held at Town Green Inn tonight, School State Surfing Titles presentation tomorrow and a pizza, ping-pong and movie night on Thursday
.The NRMA NSW State Junior Titles can run anywhere between North Haven and North Wall at Port Macquarie.
Monday, 11.20am: ITS go time.
Boards are waxed, steamers are on and the grommets are lining Bonny Hills in anticipation.
Residue swell remains from the weekend's solid low pressure system, but thankfully the winds have settled down enough to provide some clean 3 to 4 foot faces faces.
Port Macquarie young gun Jack Clarke is about to paddle out for his first heat in his first of the two part event - the School Titles.
"The waves are looking fun," Clarke told the Port News from the beach on Monday morning. "I know the wave pretty well, so I'm pretty keen to get out there and try get a couple of good ones."
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