The 2017 Surf Dive n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles saw a decrease in swell today as competitors in the Under-14s division battled it out in tricky one-foot surf.
Jarvis Earle (Cronulla, NSW) and Marlon Harrison (Coolangatta, Qld) both went toe-to-toe over the course of their Under-14 Boys heat with both surfers making the most of the tiny conditions. Both Harrison and Earle opted to remain busy on opposing ends of the contest bank with both surfers catching a multitude of decent waves. After the lead pinballed back and forth between the two, Earle was able to get the nod thanks to an impressive 16.17 two-wave heat total.
Zeph Lamperd (Barwon Heads, Vic), Touma Cameron (Byron Bay, NSW) and Solomon Pogue-Englert (Gracetown, WA) all posted respective heat wins and cemented their spot in the semi-finals and will face off against Harrison and Earle for a spot in the finals.
Liliana Bowery (Tewantin, Qld), Cedar Leigh-Jones (Whale Beach, NSW), Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads, Vic) and Poppy Corbett (Cape Woolamai, Vic) all surfed exciting quarterfinals with each competitor notching up heat totals in excess of 12.00 to claim wins and earn their spot in the semi-finals. They will be joined by all respective runner-ups when the division resumes.
The semi-finals of the Under-14’s division can be found here.
Prime location for the event is Culburra Beach and Crookhaven Heads with back up locations of Seven Mile, Shoalhaven Heads, Tilbury Cove, Culburra Beach, Cudmirrah Beach, Sussex Inlet, Narrawallee Beach, North Mollymook Beach, South Mollymook Beach, Rennies Beach, Ulladulla and Racecourse.
All teams, families and coaches are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.
With past winners including World Champions Steph Gilmore, Chelsea Hedges, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Mark Richards, Tom Carroll and Damian Hardman, a win in this year’s event is a legitimate stepping stone to world stage glory.
To follow the event visit www.australianjuniorsurfingtitles.com
The 2017 Surf Dive n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event will also be supported by City of Shoalhaven, Hydralyte Sports, Woolworths, Toyota, mySURF.tv, School Sport Australia, Surfing NSW, Surfing Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport.