New stars emerge from Woolworths TAS State Junior Surfing Titles Rd 1.

New stars emerge at Clifton Beach in Woolworths State Junior Titles Rd. 1.

Tasmania’s best and emerging young surfers put their talents on display in the waves at Clifton Beach over the weekend in Round 1 of the Woolworths TAS. State Junior Surfing Titles.

Day two finished around midday Sunday in great weather after two action packed days with surf ranging from 1 to one 1.5 metres and some very good sessions each morning around the high tide.

Clifton Beach surfers dominated the two day event winning six of the eight divisions over their opposition from their Park Beach, Scamander, Devonport and Burnie opponents. The upset of Day 2 was South Arm surfer Simon Woodward defeating current state U18 champion Liam Viney from the NW Coast in a great battle in the U21 Boys for his maiden victory. Liam bounced back winning the U18 Boys final in an exciting tussle with Keenan Willcox of Park Beach.

Bella Goward again displayed her power and style winning the U21 and U18 Girls over rivals Luca Brodribb from Park Beach and Stella Gibson of Sth Hobart. Luka Booth also from Clifton Beach was another standout performer across several age divisions winning the U16 Boys in style. Local U14 Girls Ava Frey and Lily Mereszka displayed great control in that division with Lily coming out on top. U12 Super Grom Charlie Gibson of Sth Hobart showed himself to be one to watch in the years to come with some great rides.

Round 2 of the Woolworths TAS. State Junior Surfing Titles will be held on Bruny Island February 11/12.

Future Australian surfing champions will receive further help to ride the wave to success, with Woolworths expanding its commitment to the sport to include Surfing Australia’s six affiliated State branches Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles, with 18 events to be run nationally across 6 States in 2017/18.
At each event, Woolworths will connect its store teams with the sport and celebrate the next generation of champions in local communities in each state. 

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