Subway Summer Series Event #13 Yamba Results

23rd March 2015

(Alyssa Lock Subway Summer Series photo by Surfing NSW)

The final event on the inaugural Subway® Summer Surf Series wrapped up in challenging two-to-three foot conditions and cyclonic weather at Pippi Beach, Yamba today.

Kiani Dobbyn (Palm Beach, Qld) took the Under-16 Girls title back to Queensland, dominating the division. The natural-footer threw down an array of turns on left and righthanders to get a convincing victory. Fellow Queenslander Ebony Wilson (Elanora, Qld) put on a solid display of power surfing, but ultimately fell short and failed to post the score required to take the win. 

Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW) had an undefeated run through the Under-18 Girls to take out the highly competitive division. The North Coast goofy-footer managed to unload a barrage of fast and technically sound forehand turns in difficult sections to post a heat total of 12.94 and take the win. Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, Qld) put up a valiant fight, but failed to find the required 6.62 wave score to take Lock’s lead.

“I feel pretty good to get a win in the difficult waves,” said Lock. “The waves changed dramatically over the day from being pretty fun this morning to super small and tricky, so you had to adapt a fair bit. I knew I just had to do as many turns as possible on the waves I caught.”

Despite finishing in the runner-up position in the Under-16 Girls, Ebony Wilson showed she had the skills to match it with her elders, taking out Under-21 Girls. Wilson successfully negotiated the tricky lineup to post an 11.80 heat total and take the win ahead of Kira-Lee O’Connor.

Carly Shannahan Subway Summer Series photo by Surfing NSW

Carly Shannahan Subway Summer Series photo by Surfing NSW

Participants competed for the chance to attend a three-day Subway® Surf Camp at the renowned Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina. The camp, conducted by Australia’s leading surf coaches, will provide participants with the guidance and training they need to make the transition from surfer to professional athlete.

Organised by Surfing Australia and proudly supported by Billabong, the Subway® Summer Surf Series was held around Australia this summer with New South Wales hosting five of the 13 events. Each event attracted as many as 100 surfers


Under-16 Girls
1 – Kiani Dobbyn
2 – Ebony Wilson
3 – Sophia Fulton
4 – Piper Harrison

Under-18 Girls
1 – Alyssa Lock
2 – Zahli Kelly
3 – Samahra Bye
4 – Sophia Fulton

Under-21 Girls
1 – Ebony Wilson
2 – Kira-Lee O’Connor
3 – Ebony Santamaria
4 – Danielle Hancock

(Words and Photos courtesy of Surfing NSW)


EVENT 1 – Dee Why, NSW – September 13 – 14, 2014       
EVENT 2 – Newcastle Beach, NSW – September 27 – 28, 2014 
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, 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

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