Cameron?s national title
By PAUL CHAMBERS
YOUNG Sawtell surfer, Cameron Hiscox is riding on the crest of a wave all the way to Samoa for a free holiday after his outstanding recent success on the Suzuki Longboard Surfing Tour.
Hiscox, 16, competed in both the open and the under 18 Long Board championships on the Suzuki Tour, winning both events.
The under 18 title carried a new wet suit as the main prize, but for winning the Open's event he earned himself an all expenses paid trip to Samoa for two including all board, accommodation and surfing expenses, worth a cool $4,500.
The Tour is a tough competition consisting of five rounds held throughout Australia, with each round including heats, semi-finals and finals.
To reach the top requires a high level of consistency and skill, as well as determination and effort, especially when you are like Hiscox and surf in two competitions in the same event.
His best individual score in the competition was an excellent 9.3 in the final at Byron Bay.
To add to this achievement he also surfed in the recent under 18 longboard championships and finished a very respectable third overall.
Later this year he is looking forward to surfing at the Rock to Rock on August 13-14 at the Gold Coast leading up to the Australian titles in September.
Hiscox, an ex-John Paul College student, puts his success down to a couple of major factors.
"I just love getting out there and having fun with my mates who are all enjoying it too, everyone around you having fun spurs you on and inspires you to do well," he said.
"The other thing that really helps, especially with all the travelling and costs involved, is the constant support of my sponsors, and I would like to really thank them for all the help they give me."