The Coffs Coast Advocate

Coffs' girls turn up the heat

CRISP, clean turns in small one- to two-foot waves was the order of the day at Diggers Beach yesterday as the girls turned up the heat in opening day action at the Billabong Pro Junior.

The small, peaky running waves should've made scoring difficult but the girls put on a tremendous show considering the conditions that they had to work with.

More often than not the young surfers were trying to generate some speed on the wave as well as using plenty of carving cutbacks to maximise their scoring from the judges.

It was the top seeds who really turned it on yesterday.

After an amazing year in 2008 which saw her crowned as an Australian junior champion and the youngest ever ASP World Tour event winner, Tyler Wright (Lennox Head) easily progressed through to the semi-finals as she blew the competition apart after accruing a combined quarter-final heat total of 15.66 (out of a possible 20).

Second seed Laura Enever (North Narrabeen) proved her class by recording the highest single wave score of the event with a 9.20 as she progressed through to the semis.

Mullaway's Angela Keighran was the best performing local contestant yesterday but unfortunately she was unable to produce the same results she earned here last year and she was knocked-out in her quarter final.

The boys' action gets underway this morning.

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