Australia’s Subway Summer Series Event 1 Results
A massive weekend with tiny waves to kick off the first of what is to be one of the biggest touring events around Australia for 2014/15 thanks to Subway.
The first event was held at Curl Curl beach on Sydney’s Northern beaches this weekend, originally penned in for neighbouring Dee Why the only swell that could be picked up was at the swell magnet Curl Curl. The girls tore apart what waves presented themselves and put on an entertaining show for the onlookers on one of the first sunny Sydney days in over a month.
In the Under 18’s the continued domination of the junior competition was powered by Holly Wawn (pictured above by Surfing NSW) who has barely lost a heat in the last year and a half. Holly came from behind late in the heat with 2 of the strongest and most skilful waves scoring 6’s for both, to snatched the win from Kirra-Belle Olsson who also posted an one of the single highest scoring waves of the day with an 8.33.
“I actually did some training with Kirra on Friday, so I knew how good she can surf in little righthanders. I knew I’d have to catch whatever I could as the conditions were pretty slow. I’m happy the plan worked.”
Besides a pack of awesome prizes Holly won an all expenses paid trip to the hree-day Subway® Surf Camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina.
U18 FINALS RESULTS
1 – Holly Wawn (Newport, NSW)
2 – Kirra Belle-Olsson (Copacabana, NSW)
3 – Paris Whittaker (Caringbah, NSW)
4 – Danielle Hancock (Nords Wharf, NSW)
In the Under 16 girls proved another notch on the super grom Macy Callaghan’s 2014 winning belt. The little ripper cruised through the final with style and conviction, moving her little board around the wave like the conditions weren’t even tricky. She built up her score to 15.5 and squeezed everything out of every possible wave until the final buzzer. With solid efforts from Billie Melinz, Alysse Cooper and Sienna Coulter the under 16’s have set the bar high for the rest of the series.
“This is such a good feeling,” said Callaghan. “I’ve been super excited for this series to begin, and to finish with a win feels amazing. All the girls were surfing so well over the course of the event, so I’m pretty stoked to get a win over them.”
U16 FINALS RESULTS
1 – Macy Callaghan (Avoca, NSW)
2 – Billie Melinz (Coalcliff, NSW)
3 – Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff, NSW)
4 – Sienna Coulter (Balgowlah, NSW)
Organised by Surfing Australia and proudly supported by Billabong, the 13-event series will be held around Australia this summer showcasing the country’s best male and female surfers in the under 16 and 18 age divisions. Each event is expected to attract as many as 100 surfers vying for the top honour.
The new series was created to fill a competition void which exists at a crucial point in the development of Australia’s leading junior surfers. It represents an important link in the ‘pathway to the podium’ developed by Surfing Australia, with surfers now able to progress from the VEGEMITE SurfGroms program, onto the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps, into the Subway® Summer Surf Series, followed by the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle.
The Subway® Summer Surf Series will help young Australians continue to develop their passion for surfing, whether it be professionally or recreationally and carry on to enjoy a lifetime of surfing.
Ambassadors for the Subway® Summer Surf Series are ASP World Tour competitor and 2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson and leading ASP World Tour female competitor Laura Enever.