Round two of the prestigious Fantastic Noodles Far North Coast Regional Junior Surfing Titles proved to be fantastic at Broken Head on Sunday, with perfect conditions for the region’s best.
After some amazing surfing in round one, which saw Sam Cliff (Tweed Heads, NSW) and Tyler Wright (Lennox Head, NSW) stamp their class and dominance upon a tough field to claim respective U/18 Boys and Girls division, round two was equally as enticing.
Greeted with clear skies, offshore winds and a clean 1-1.5 metre swell, on a great contest bank at Broken Head, the second round of the gave competitors and spectators alike the chance to experience the North Coast at its best.
The blue ribbon division (Under 18 Boys) saw first round winner Sam Cliff taking out a close-fought final from Mitchell James, Regan Fredericks and Joel Ford.
Jake Cumberland showed he wants the Under 16 Boys title by backing up his first round win with a clear victory over Tommy Boucaut, Soli Bailey and Tom Snellgrove.
With the winner of the Under 14 boys first round away (Michael Wright), James Young took the opportunity and backed up his first round second place with a win over Jake Snellgrove, Chris Zaffis and Jacob Ogden.
Alyssa Lock proved again that she is the one to beat in the Under 14 girls.
Kirsten Ogden was a clear winner in the Under 16 girls division, putting together a wave in the final that scored a near perfect 9.67 (out of a possible 10).
Stephanie Single, Letarcia Hurt and Lana Parkes finished second, third and fourth respectively, and all showed that Ogden has to surf at her best to maintain her winning ways.
Codie Klein fought out a great final in the Under 18 girls, defeating Layla Wright and Taylor Telling.
Opening with with a nine-point ride, Klein was unstoppable, highlighting to all her star on the rise.
Having recently announced the support of junior surfing throughout the State and the nation, the Fantastic Noodles State Junior Surfing Titles covers 10 events in South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, 14 Regional Junior Surfing Title events in NSW, plus an ASP Pro Junior event in South Australia in July.
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PICTURES: The Under 16 Boys finalists Jake Cumberland (pictured left, Tweed Heads) who took the victory from Byron Bay pair Tommy Boucaut (middle) and Soli Bailey (right). Tom Snellgrove (Lennox Head) finished fourth.
The finalists of the Under 18 Girls division of the Fantastic Noodles Far North Coast Regional Junior Surfing Titles: Codie Klein (1st Place from Kingscliff), Lyla Wright (2nd Place from Lennox Head) and Taylor Telling (3rd Place in Kingscliff).