NSW'S BEST JUNIOR MALE SURFERS KICK OFF THE WOOLWORTHS NSW STATE JUNIOR SURFING TITLES.
Day one of the 2017 Woolworths NSW State Junior Surfing Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth saw a day of punchy waves and critical surfing as the male divisions kicked the event off.
Under-18 Boys competitors Callum Robson (Evans Head) and Nathan Rohr (Cronulla) revelled in the playful conditions with both surfers putting on a display of textbook power surfing to post near-perfect wave scores. Both Robson and Rohr topped the morning’s leaderboard for the highest totals and as a result, will bypass tomorrow’s repechage rounds.
Surfing after the first round of the Under-18 Boys, Lennox Chell (Avoca) and George Pittar (Manly) sent a warning shot to their fellow Under-16 Boys competitors with both surfers executing an eclectic mix of turns to post two-wave heat totals in excess of 15.70. Both Chell and Pittar will make their next appearance in the third round of competition.
The prestigious seven-day event will run from Friday 14th – Thursday 20th July, 2017 and determine the qualifiers for the Havaianas NSW Junior Team for the 2017 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Titles.
All qualifiers for the Woolworths NSW State Junior Surfing Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth were determined by eight individual regional titles, which took place up and down the NSW coastline earlier in 2017.
Former competitors in the Woolworths NSW State Junior Surfing Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth include current World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) surfers Owen and Tyler Wright, Matt Banting, Stuart Kennedy, Sally Fitzgibbons, Laura Enever, Ryan Callinan and Connor O'Leary.
The last two days of the event will comprise of the NSW School Surfing Titles.
2017 will be the seventh year Surfing NSW will combine the NSW School Surfing Titles into the event.
The event will be fully mobile in the Port Macquarie area with Town Beach, Flynns Beach, Light House Beach, Rainbow Beach (Bonny Hills) and North Haven Beach all venue options.
The daily schedule and location will be confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am each day. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
Future Australian surfing champions will receive further help to ride the wave to success, with Woolworths expanding its commitment to the sport to include Surfing Australia’s six affiliated State branches Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles, with 18 events to be run nationally across 6 States in 2017/18.
At each event, Woolworths will connect its store teams with the sport and celebrate the next generation of champions in local communities in each state.
The Woolworths NSW State Junior Surfing Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth is proudly supported by Woolworths, Ocean and Earth, HIF, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Big4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park, NBN, Toyota, Mothernest, Havaianas, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.