Junior longboarders got their moment to shine today as the Australian Longboard Titles recommenced in dreamy two-foot peaks at Cabarita Beach today.
Sunshine Coast surfer Aidan Feely (Moffat Beach, Qld) used a combination of power, flow and style to claim his opening heats in the Junior Longboard and Junior Logger divisions. Feely scratched into an array of lengthy righthand peaks which allowed him to perform a handful of stylish nose-rides and powerful cutbacks in each respective division. As a result, Feely cemented his spot straight into the semi-finals in both disciplines.
Jye Whyatt (Suffolk Park, NSW) also claimed dual wins over the Junior Longboard and Logger divisions. Whyatt executed an exciting array of impressive manoeuvres to post the win and book himself a spot into the semi-finals.
Queensland surfer Zac Brewer (Castaways Beach, Qld) was the final winner in the opening round of the Junior Longboard division taking out his first heat. Brewer posted a handful of modest scores which allowed him to gain the upper-hand against his opposition and bypass the upcoming repechage rounds.
The 2017 Australian Surf Festival continues tomorrow from 7:30am the more of the Australian Longboard Titles.
For all results and more information, please visit: www.australiansurffestival.com
2017 Australian Surf Festival – Tweed Coast, NSW, July 28-August 14
– Opening Ceremony – July 28
– Australian Surfmasters Titles – July 29-August 2
– Australian Longboard Titles – August 2-10
– Australian Logger Titles – August 3-10
– Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park Australian Bodyboard Titles – August 10-14
The 2017 Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly supported by Destination Tweed, Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park, bcu, Hydralyte Sports, Toyota, Pacific Longboarder, NBN, mySURF.tv, Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.