The Sunshine Coast will host event number two of the Queensland State Junior Titles this weekend where both a Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Trials wildcard will be up for grabs for the highest rated Under 18 male and female after the two event series.
Coolum’s Jaleesa Vincent and North Stradbroke Island’s Ethan Ewing are the current front-runners for both the Under 18’s Queensland State Title and subsequent Wildcard positions, but both now have a target on their backs for some of Queensland’s most talented junior surfers.
Coolangatta’s Quinn Bruce (currently rated 2nd) will be looking to capitalize on recent form having won the coveted Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp on the Gold Coast. Bruce put on a masterful display of surfing in the first event of the Queensland State Junior Titles, but couldn’t quite put away Ewing in tricky conditions in the final.
Vincent will also have a hard job ahead of her with three of her fellow Sunshine Coasters snapping at her heels for the highly sought after wildcard and opportunity so surf against their heroes at the 2015 Roxy Pro.
Moffat Beach girls Laura Poncini and Sophie McCulloch and Noosa’s Vittoria Farmer fought a tough final on the Gold Coast, will Vincent taking honours in the final minutes of the bout.
Surfing Queensland‘s State Titles Series is a key stepping stone in the developmental pathway for young competitive surfers. This year’s winners will be following in the footsteps of Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge who are just a few of the high profile athletes who have previously competed in the Queensland State Junior Titles Series.
The 2014 Queensland State Junior Title Series is proudly supported by, HIF, Coastalwatch Plus, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, World Surfaris, the Queensland Government, and Surfing Queensland.
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