Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Young Proves He Has Plenty of Tricks; Wily Jeames Grabs Dad's $100 Victory Bonus

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Young Proves He Has Plenty of Tricks; Wily Jeames Grabs Dad's $100 Victory Bonus

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Byline: garynichols gary.nichols@dailyexaminer.com.au

YAMBA Surfer Jeames Young barnstormed his way to a state title last week against a crack field of young gun surfers.

The beautiful wave-rich beaches of Forster/Tuncurry were the host to the Ocean and Earth NSW Junior surfing titles with more than 200 of the best junior surfers from NSW competing.

Young breezed through the preliminary rounds to make the final of the hotly contested under-14 division. The event was illuminated by some astounding surfing in pristine conditions and for Young it was by far the biggest win of his career.

The 13-year-old surfer negotiated a dwindling swell to outpoint Merewether's Jackson Baker in the final. "It was a good competition and I was up against a few mates from Newcastle and down south," an excited Young said.

Young said nerves were not a problem coming into the final but waiting for the results from other competitors kept him on edge. …

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