JEFFREYS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 10: Keely Andrew of Australia will surf in Round 2 of the 2019 Corona Open J-Bay after placing third in Heat 5 of Round 1 at Supertubes on July 10, 2019 in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. (Photo by Ed Sloane/WSL via Getty Images)
JEFFREYS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 10: Keely Andrew of Australia will surf in Round 2 of the 2019 Corona Open J-Bay after placing third in Heat 5 of Round 1 at Supertubes on July 10, 2019 in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. (Photo by Ed Sloane/WSL via Getty Images) Ed Sloane

Coast surfers tracking well at Open J-Bay

SURFING: Sunshine Coast products Julian Wilson and Keely Andrew are both tracking well at the latest event on the world tour in Jeffreys Bay.

While Mooloolaba's Andrew came last in her opening heat at the Corona Open J-Bay in South Africa, she managed to scrape through her elimination round to make the Round of 16.

She'll face Hawaiian Carissa Moore in heat 3 of that round, with a spot in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

Meanwhile, Coolum product Wilson was dominant in his opening round, landing an 8.60 wave, to progress direct to the Round of 32. He's set to take on Hawaiian Ezekiel Lau in heat seven of that round for a shot at the Round of 16.

Yesterday's Open J-Bay, the sixth stop on the Championship Tour, was off for the day with the next call expected on Friday.

Juniors get podiums at Grom Comp

SURFING: Sunshine Coast juniors featured in hard-fought finals at the Billabong Occy's Grom Comp on the Gold Coast.

Tewantin's Lilliana Bowery was runner-up to Ellie Harrison in the 14 and under girls division during the event's finals day on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Noosa Heads' Landen Smales was runner-up in the four-man 14 and under boys decider, with Evans Head surfer Max McGillivray winning.

It was contested at Duranbah Beach 1m waves.



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