Big Moves and Bigger Upsets at Day 2 of the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro

Lucy Callister took out No. 2 Seed Pauline Ado at Boomerang today : Surfing NSW/Smith[/caption] Teenage ripper Lucy Callister found herself in the daunting position of coming up against former WSL Championship Tour (CT) competitor Pauline Ado. Callister waited patiently until taking two right-handers in a row that both offered a clean open wall for the young Queenslander to go to town on, posting a modest Heat total of 13.25 (out of a possible 20) to win the heat. “It was a slow start for everyone in that heat, you really had to get lucky,” Callister said. “I was pretty nervous about coming up against Pauline Ado, she rips so hard, anything could have happened. I’m really happy I was in the spot for a couple of good waves.” Coolangatta’s Quinn Bruce looked in great form in his Round 3 Heat posting a near excellent 8.35 on a beautiful lefthander. Bruce was able to fit in three big turns to take the lead and progress to Round 4 while knocking 2015 Australasia QS Champion, Dale Lovelock out of the contest in the process. “That was a tough heat,” Bruce said. “Everyone was getting sick waves at the start and I couldn’t really find one, then there was a lull so I freaked out a bit, then luckily there was a set and I got that 8.00. This has been awesome here at Boomerang, definitely the best waves I’ve had in a comp for a while.” After a seven year hiatus from competitive surfing, local surfer Mel Bartz who was awarded the Boomerang Boardriders Club wildcard donned the competition jersey once again. Bartz was slow to get going finding herself needing two scores to progress to Round 3. With only a minute left, Bartz took off on a right nailing a couple of big turns earning her a 6.75. The score wasn’t enough but showed she can still mix it with the best. “It was really nerve-racking surfing against these girls,” Bartz said. “I’m stoked I got that wave at the end otherwise my score would have been so low. It’s so good having this contest at Boomerang, there’s a bunch of local kid’s here enjoying the entertainment. This is usually a pretty quiet town which is how we like it, but to have a big event like this here for the week is really cool, everyone is loving it.” For more results and information go to or on the WSL App. NSW Pro Surf Series Dates and Locations: Carve Pro – Maroubra Beach, NSW 15-17 January, 2016 Telstra Stores Tweed Coast Pro – Cabarita Beach, NSW 1 – 4 Feb 2016 Central Coast Pro – Avoca Beach, NSW 9 – 12 Feb 2016 Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro presented by Rockstar Energy Drink – Boomerang Beach, NSW 15 – 18 Feb 2016]]>

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