FNC groms blast junior surf titles
FAR North Coast surfers grabbed the spotlight today at Diggers Beach during the Hurley NSW junior surfing titles.
Perfect sunny skies and clean conditions delivered high scores in an array of divisions, none more so than the under-18 girls.
Blitzing their way through to the semis undefeated, Kirstin Ogden of Suffolk Park and Lennox Heads pair Stephanie Single and Cali McDonaugh, found themselves dropping fantastic results in front of cheering crowds.
"I guess I always work best when I get an early start," Cali said after winning her heat with just two waves.
"In that heat I was lucky the two waves were solid and I just surfed them as best I could.
"I'm super happy with the waves I had.
"There's heaps of lulls out there but when they do come through they have a really good wall on them and you can choose to go left or right.
"I was pretty lucky to get the waves I did.
"Kirstin and I go to the same high school and she's a super good friend and even better competitor and a great surfer.
"I'm really looking forward to surfing against her on Sunday."
McDonaugh will meet with school mate Ogden in the semis tomorrow.
Ogden nailed a very impressive 9.00 (out of a possible 10.00) and backed it straight up with an 8.50 to solidify her win in round two.
Surfer of the division was Stephanie Single who blitzed her competitors with an early start and won the Hurley Wave of The Day.
Single not only grabbed a perfect 10-point ride but added a 9.83 ride to tally herself a combined heat total of 19.83 (out of a possible 20.00).
In the under-12 boys, Jay Brown (Lilli Pilli) and Keanu Miller (Cabarita) opened the division with some sizeable wave scores.
It was 8.17 for Jay and a 7.40 for Keanu, putting the pair through to round two where they will surf against South Coast surfer Beau Buckpitt.