Macca’s Teenage Rampage Finishes in Style

15 Apr 2010 0 Share

Josh Szele (Warilla, NSW) was crowned the champion of the 16 years division today at Macca’s Teenage Rampage.

Josh Szele (Warilla, NSW) was crowned the champion of the 16 years division today at Macca’s Teenage Rampage.

Local standout Veronica Charles (Cronulla, NSW) was pipped in the final of Macca’s Teenage Rampage, finishing second today at The Alley.

Local standout Veronica Charles (Cronulla, NSW) was pipped in the final of Macca’s Teenage Rampage, finishing second today at The Alley.

Kalani Ball (Stanwell Park, NSW) dominated from the get-go at Cronulla to take the 13 years division.

Kalani Ball (Stanwell Park, NSW) dominated from the get-go at Cronulla to take the 13 years division.

Macca’s Teenage Rampage finished in style Yesterday(Wed, April 15, 2010) as the southern suburb’s finest tore apart North Cronulla.



With the qualification for the Ocean & Earth International Teenage Rampage in the back of all competitors’ minds, all stops were pulled out in fun, windswept conditions.

Lining up in the 16 years boys were standouts Josh Szele (Warilla, NSW), Jesse Horner (Cronulla, NSW), Chris Robertson (Cronulla, NSW) and Hank Hartley (Maroubra, NSW).

Seeing some amazing surfing and a plethora of futuristic manoeuvres, it was Szele who reigned supreme over Horner, Robertson and Hartley, who finished second, third and fourth respectively.

At a mere 14 years of age, Szele highlighted to all why he is one of the most anticipated talents in the country defeating his more fancied, and older, competitors.

Having won the 13 years division at last year’s event, Szele went on to finish second in the Ocean & Earth International Teenage Rampage and hasn’t showed any signs of slowing his

“I love these contests,” he said with a beaming smile.

“Being able to surf three times and hang out with your friends all day is awesome.”

Accruing a total heat score of 13.60 (out of a possible 20), which included an impressive 7.60 (out of a possible 10), Szele had his backhand arsenal running smooth.

“The conditions were tough,” he continued.

“But, there were some little runners that allowed you to link a few turns together.”

With brother Jarrod finishing second in the 13 years division, the sibling rivalry seems to be proving a successful breeding ground.

“We push each other every time we surf,” Josh admitted.

“It’s a healthy rivalry that seems to be helping us both out.”

Joining Szele on the winner’s podium was Tayla Ayshford (Matraville, NSW), who cruised to victory in the 16 years girls division.

Defeating Veronica Charles (Cronulla, NSW), Lucy Kavanagh (Bondi, NSW) and Grace Bambridge (Maroubra, NSW), who finished second, third and fourth respectively, Asyhford surfed with poise and grace.

Seeing the top four surfers in the male divisions, and the top two surfers in the female divisions, qualifying for the Ocean & Earth International Teenage Rampage at Cronulla in early 2011, Asyhford will pit herself against qualifiers from around the globe.



Future superstar Kalani Ball (Stanwell Park, NSW) took out the 13 years division, whilst Billie Melinz (Coalcliff, NSW) continued her great form to take the corresponding girls division.

The ever-popular Vodafone Happy Hour, with Wombat, kept all beach-goers on the edge of their seats as former ASP World Tour surfer Phil Macdonald gave away cash and a host of great prizes.

For more information, scores and results please see www.surfingnsw.com.au or find Surfing NSW on Facebook for a complete run-down.

The Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage is proudly supported by Ocean and Earth, Vodafone and Surfing NSW.

2010 Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage Schedule:

1. Broulee, NSW - 27th-28th March
2. Cronulla, NSW - 8th-9th April (Thurs & Fri)
3. Canary Islands - June
4. Gold Coast, QLD - 18th-19th September
5. Sunshine Coast - 25th September
6. Jan Juc, VIC - 9th-10th October
7. South Australia - 16th October
8. Port Macquarie, NSW - 23rd-24th Oct
9. Northern Beaches, NSW - 30th-31st Oct
10. Taranaki, NZ – October
11. Maldives TBA
12. Chile TBA
13.
13. International Finals at Cronulla, Late 2010, Date TBA. Selected finalists from each regional event will be eligible for the International Finals in late 2010.

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