Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles

1 Aug 2009 0 Share

Matt Banting (Port Macquarie, NSW)

Matt Banting (Port Macquarie, NSW)

Shane Holmes (Berkley Vale, NSW)

Shane Holmes (Berkley Vale, NSW)

Ryan Callinan (Merewether, NSW)

Ryan Callinan (Merewether, NSW)

Connor O’Leary (Cronulla, NSW)

Connor O’Leary (Cronulla, NSW)

Jake Scott (Suffolk Park, NSW) finished fourth today, in the 16 years division, at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles.

Jake Scott (Suffolk Park, NSW) finished fourth today, in the 16 years division, at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles.

Soli Bailey (Suffolk Park, NSW) finished third today, in the 16 years division, at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles.

Soli Bailey (Suffolk Park, NSW) finished third today, in the 16 years division, at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles.

Josh Hay (Copacabana, NSW) finished second today, in the 16 years division, at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles.

Josh Hay (Copacabana, NSW) finished second today, in the 16 years division, at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles.

Oscar Scanes (Old Bar, NSW) tore his way into fourth place today.

Oscar Scanes (Old Bar, NSW) tore his way into fourth place today.

Wade Carmichael (Avoca Beach, NSW) finished third today at Boomerang Beach.

Wade Carmichael (Avoca Beach, NSW) finished third today at Boomerang Beach.

Jake Sylvester (Bar Beach, NSW) finished second at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles today.

Jake Sylvester (Bar Beach, NSW) finished second at the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles today.

Cooper Chapman (North Narrabeen, NSW) soared to victory today, claiming the under 16 years Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Title.

Cooper Chapman (North Narrabeen, NSW) soared to victory today, claiming the under 16 years Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Title.

Jordi Watson (Currarong, NSW) slashed his way to victory today, claiming the under 18 years Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Title.

Jordi Watson (Currarong, NSW) slashed his way to victory today, claiming the under 18 years Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Title.

If there ever any question about the state of junior surfing within NSW, day four of the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles appeased even the toughest of critics

With two champions crowned and some blistering surfing action on show, Boomerang Beach proved to be the playground for some of the world’s best under 18 surfers with Jordi Watson (Currarong, NSW) and Cooper Chapman (North Narrabeen, NSW) reaping the highest rewards.

Beginning with the prestigious under 18 years division the future of Australian surfing went ballistic.

Watson, who had been the form surfer throughout the week, was over the moon with his win, beaming with the biggest of smiles.

“I’m so stoked,” he said after defeating Jake Sylvester (Bar Beach, NSW), Wade Carmichael (Avoca Beach, NSW) and Oscar Scanes (Old Bar), who finished second, third and fourth respectively.

“I’ve had so many decent results in the past year, but to finally win a prestigious event like this is amazing.”

Accruing a massive score of 14.75 (out of a possible 20) in the final, which included a near perfect 9.50 (out of a possible 10), Watson surfed with his renown precision and powerful demeanour.

However, it did not go his way for the entire heat.

Having watched Sylvester demolish a wave at the beginning of the final, Watson knew he had his work cut out fir him.

“I sat there and watched Jake go to town on his first wave,” Watson said.

Nervously waiting for the siren to sound, and with Sylvester only needing a small score, Watson left it up to the gods.

“I was just hoping he didn’t get a wave, I knew if he did it would be all over, but thankfully he wasn’t able to get anything,” he said after outpointing Sylvester by a mere 0.60.

With the top seven surfers of both divisions qualifying for the Arnette Australian Junior Surfing Titles there was plenty at stake on super Saturday; and Cooper Chapman led the way in the 16 years division.

Having blown the minds of spectators, competitors and local community alike, Chapman was the rightful victor after an amazing week of surfing.

Defeating Joshua Hay (Copacabana, NSW), Jake Scott (Malabar, NSW) and Soli Bailey (Suffolk Park, NSW), who finished second, third and fourth respectively, Chapman soared to victory with a score of 14.50 (out of a possible 20).

“It was a great contest and I’m really stoked to have won,” Chapman said.

“I want to dedicate this victory to my Pop who is at home in hospital,” he continued.

“This ones for him.”

Running from Wednesday, 29 July to Sunday, 2 August 2009, the Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles day event has seen 220 surfers battle it out across six divisions for prestigious State Titles and selection into the esteemed Arnette Australian Junior Surfing Titles - with four Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles to be awarded tomorrow, it is sure to be a great final day of the event.

For the confirmed daily contest location and running schedule, please call the Surfing NSW Event Hotline on 0458 247 212 after 6:45am each day of the event.

FINAL RESULTS

18 Boys
1. Jordi Watson – 14.75pts
2. Jake Sylvester – 14.10pts
3. Wade Carmichael – 9.00pts
4. Oscar Scanes – 8.70pts

16 Boys
1. Cooper Chapman – 14.50pts
2. Joshua Hay – 9.20pts
3. Jake Scott – 8.65pts
4. Soli Bailey – 8.45pts

The Arnette NSW Junior Surfing Titles are proudly supported by Arnette, Country Energy, Great Lakes Council, Great Lakes Tourism, Australia's Surfing Life, Great Lakes Surf School and Surfing NSW.

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