2016 OCEAN AND EARTH NSW JUNIOR STATE TITLES
CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT THE 2016 OCEAN AND EARTH NSW JUNIOR STATE TITLES
FINALISTS DECIDED AT THE 2016 OCEAN AND EARTH NSW JUNIOR STATE TITLES
EXCITING PERFORMANCES AND SHOCK ELIMINATIONS AT THE 2016 OCEAN AND EARTH NSW JUNIOR STATE TITLES
FEMALE DIVISIONS GET UNDERWAY AT THE 2016 OCEAN AND EARTH NSW JUNIOR STATE TITLES
BONNY HILLS, PORT MACQUARIE: Saturday, July 16, 2016
The female divisions got their Ocean and Earth NSW Junior State Title campaigns underway when day two of the event kicked off in clean three-foot waves at Bonny Hills.
Kirra-Belle Olsson (Avoca) dominated the first round of the Under-16 Girls, dropping a massive 17.7 heat total (out of a possible 20 points). The aforementioned score went in as the highest two-wave combined score of the day and allowed Olsson to skip the requalification rounds. Ironically, Kirra-Belle posted a perfect ten-point at the 2015 Ocean and Earth NSW Junior Titles at Bonny Hills exactly one year ago.
Under-16 Girls standout Kirra-Belle Olsson (Avoca, NSW) - on her way to a solid 17.7 heat total on the second day of the Ocean and Earth NSW Junior State Titles at Bonny Hills - photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW.
Kiara Meredith (Barrack Heights) earned her place in the second round, taking out Sienna Coulter (Balgowlah), Sophia Chapman (Narrabeen) and Chelsea Green (Taree) with a 13.17 heat total in the Under-18 Girls. Meredith turned heads in her opening exchange performing an assortment of colossal frontside manoeuvres.
Sophia Chapman (Narrabeen) - photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW.
Bodhi Leigh-Jones (Avalon) - photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW.
Joining Meredith in the Under-18 winners circle was Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff) and Lara Damelian (Bondi) who were also victorious in their opening heats.
Central Coast native Noah Munro (Noraville) put on a dominant display of power-surfing in the Under-18 Boys requalification heats performing an eclectic array of giant frontside turns. Munro posted the highest heat total on the round notching up a 15.16 score.
Noah Munro (Noraville) - photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW.
The Ocean and Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles will resume tomorrow.
The daily schedule and location will be confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am each day. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
All qualifiers for the Ocean and Earth NSW Junior State Titles were determined by eight individual regional titles, which took place up and down the NSW coastline earlier in 2016.
2016 is the sixth 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 nine-day event will run from the 13th – 21st, July 2016, with the festival is set to include:
Australian Skin Cancer Clinic NSW Junior Longboard State Titles (13th - 14th)
Australian Kneeboard Titles Round 2 (13th - 14th)
Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles (15th - 19th)
Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State School Surfing Titles (20th - 21st)
The Ocean and Earth NSW Junior Surfing Festival is proudly supported by Ocean and Earth, HIF, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Big4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park, NBN, Toyota, Carve, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.
Zoe Ifield (North Entrance) - photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW.
Balgowlah's Samson Coulter Pro Junior victor at the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head (July 13), finessing round 1 in 2016 O&E Junior State Titles too - photo by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW
PUMPING SURF FOR DAY ONE OF THE 2016 OCEAN AND EARTH NSW JUNIOR STATE TITLES
MIDDLE ROCK BEACH, PORT MACQUARIE: Friday, July 15, 2016
The Ocean and Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles got off to a flying start today with some of NSW’s best junior surfers putting it all on the line in perfect five-to-six foot draining righthanders.
Following a runner-up finish at the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open, Sandon Whittaker (Avoca) kicked off his State Title campaign with a bang, posting a massive 15.67 heat total (out of a possible 20 points) in the Under-18 Boys. The Central Coast native held control over the majority of the heat, performing an assortment of giant backside turns. As a result, Whittaker cemented his spot into the second round.
Using the skills he honed on the long righthand walls of his local Lennox Head pointbreaks, Jack Murray (Lennox Head) adapted seamlessly to the Middle Rock waves, posting a notable 14.67 heat total in the Under-18 Boys. Murray found the best waves of the heat to claim the victory ahead of Novocastrian Zephyr Lerougetel (Merewether) who posted a 9.16 heat total.
Luke Condon (Lennox Head) also claimed a win for the Lennox Head surfing contingent posting a 12.03 heat total to cement his position in the second round of the Under-18 Boys.
Fresh off a Pro Junior victory at the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head, Samson Coulter (Balgowlah) used similar skills to claim a victory in the first round of the Under-18 Boys. Posting a 13.00 heat total, Coulter was in tune with what Middle Rock had to offer and is looking to carry the same form again when he surfs in the second round.
Kyuss King (Byron Bay) also made his mark on the Under-18 Boys division posting a 12.50 heat total. The natural-footer, who is known for his progressive approach, won his opening round heat today ahead of Nathan Rohr (Cronulla) who put up a valiant effort but had to settle for second place.
Kyuss King (Byron Bay) - photo by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW
Tas Grainger (Collaroy) - photos by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
Dylan Moffat (Narrabeen) - photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
Ed Aubrey (Curl Curl) - photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
Reports by Surfing NSW - Photos by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW