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Macy Callaghan’s Wins Event 2 Subway Summer Series

Macy Callaghan Photo: Surfing NSW

Macy Callaghan hits midnight Photo: Surfing NSW


She’s absolutely killing it… Macy Callaghan is only 13 but is dominating the east coast of Australia’s junior surfing scene with 3 major wins in as many weeks. Macy’s winning form isn’t just good luck, she’s performing some incredible manoeuvres and demonstrating power surfing at a level unseen for age group. Her surfing is seamless and sooth, linking a number of high point scoring turns and snaps to keep her moving through heat by heat.

She’s been working closely with her Sydney based coaches Matt Grainger and Glenn Hall at the Manly Surf School High Performace Centre to develop her new and consistent style. Macy says “Before comps I train twice a week with my surf coaches, I swim twice a week and I surf every Morning and every afternoon. I try and spend as much time in the water so I can practice different moves and improve my surfing… and of course, because it so much fun!’

So what’s been giving Macy that extra inch above her competition… she says “I think my backhand has been really strong lately and that’s what has been giving me my best scores and giving me the upper hand on the other girls. My next big comp is the Australian Titles (In Yallingup WA) I am currently the under 14 Australian Champion and I would love to win another title.”

Macy Callaghan Photo: Surfing NSW

Macy Callaghan Photo: Surfing NSW


This weekend in 2-3 foot waviest at Bar Beach in Newcastle north of Sydney, all the girls battled out event 2 of the Subway Summer Series. In the Under 16s Macy took out her good friend Alysse Cooper who was her closest scoring finalist with a massive score of  17.1 to Alysses 9.44.

In the Under 18s it was  Paris Whittaker taking down Kirra-Belle Olsson in the final few minutes with an amazingly long and powerful ride on her backhand.

Under-16 Girls
1 – Macy Callaghan (Avoca, NSW)
2 – Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff, NSW)
3 – Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW)
4 – Sophie Fletcher (Cape Woolamai, Vic)

Under-18 Girls
1 – Paris Whittaker (Caringbah, NSW)
2 – Kirra-Belle Olsson (Copacabana, NSW)
3 – Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW)
4 – Danielle Hancock (Nords Wharf, NSW)

There are 10 remaining stops on the national tour… we look forward to checking out all the local and hidden talent around Australia, especially the stops in Tasmania, Phillip Island VIC and Trigg WA. For more info visit www.surfingaustralia.com 

EVENT 3 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – October 25 – 26, 2014
EVENT 4 – Torquay, VIC – November 1 – 2, 2014
EVENT 5 – Kiama, NSW – November 22-23, 2014
EVENT 6 – Clifton, TAS – December 13, 2014
EVENT 7 – Gold Coast, QLD – January 3 – 4, 2015
EVENT 8 – Phillip Island, VIC – January 17 -18, 2015
EVENT 9 – Margaret River, WA – January 31 – February 1, 2015
EVENT 10 – Victor Harbor, SA – February 14 – 15, 2015
EVENT 11 – Cronulla, NSW – March 7 – 8, 2015
EVENT 12 – Trigg, WA – March 14 -15, 2015
EVENT 13 – Yamba, NSW – March 21 – 22, 2015

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.



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