Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Locals Make Most of Choppy Surf

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Locals Make Most of Choppy Surf

Article excerpt

ONCE again it was the Sunshine Coast kids who were the standouts on day two of the Arnette Junior Surf Challenge yesterday.

A lashing from southerly winds forced organisers to relocate the competition from Coolum Beach to Maroochydore and in the choppy conditions, Marcoola's Will Myers looked right at home.

He took an early lead in round two of the under-18 boys' intermediate division, leaving behind Gold Coast's Sheldon Paris and fellow local Julian Thomas (Mudjimba).

Myers busted out a massive 7.67 in the two- to three-foot beach break waves and followed up with an impressive ride that scored him an almost perfect 9.47 to secure him the number one spot.

Myers said he was lucky to score a couple of good set waves.

"It was like a lucky dip out there," he said. "It was really bumpy and you couldn't really tell which waves were going to offer scoring potential. I guess I was in the right place at the right time."

Another day two star was Matt Williams who defied the difficult conditions to take out a round two win in the under-16s intermediate division. …

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