Surfers carve it up on Day 3 of the 2022 Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Titles

Published on 01/12/2022

The third day of the Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Titles saw the completion of the Under 14 Girls heats with the 12 top contest surfers progressing through to the quarter finals.

Competing in the final heat of the day Meika Locke (Palm Beach, QLD) posted the highest score of the round finishing on 12.75. Eliza Richardson (Sunshine Beach, QLD) also impressed with the highest individual wave score of 7.75 to win her heat on a total of 12.65. While Olive Hardy (Gnarabup, WA) ended with a heat total of 10.90.

Surfing Australia Contest Director, Glen Elliott said: “They excelled in very difficult conditions. It was basically 1ft onshore.”

The rest of the day involved the schools divisions with the Allstars and the MR Shield for both Boys and Girls U19 and U16 fighting it out to win a spot in the finals to be held tomorrow.

Organisers expect the swell will increase rapidly overnight with 4-5ft peaks and onshore conditions forecast.

Glen Elliot also praised the States and camaraderie between surfers.

“All States are conducting themselves in a very professional manner. The support network they’re providing for all of their teams has been outstanding,” he said.

The 2022 Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Titles encompass individual divisions for U14 – U18 Junior Men & Women as well as school surfing divisions for U16 – U19 (Allstars & MR Shield) Junior Men & Women.

Surfing Australia would like to acknowledge the Quandamooka people as the traditional owners of the land on which the competition will be held and we pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging and thank them for the opportunity.

The event is supported by Surfing Australia, Surfing Queensland, Ruffie, Redlands City Council and QYAC.

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