The 2021 Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth

The Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth continued to mow through the opening rounds of competition today with surfers in the Under-16 and Under-18 division getting the opportunity to put on a show in punchy two-foot surf at Corrimal.

Oliver Heintz (Avalon) showed he’d be a name to watch out for in future years as he nabbed a first-round victory over perennial event standout Winter Vincent (Manly) in the Under-18 Boys division. Heintz lit up the tiny righthanders on his way to the win, knocking out a chain of mammoth backside hits to amass a gigantic 18.60 two-wave heat total. Both Vincent and Heintz will make their next appearance in the second round.

Taj Simon (Port Kembla) and Lennix Smith (Barrack Point) kept the fire burning bright for the south coasters with both surfers claiming first-round victories with decent heat totals in the 14.00 range. Both Simon and Smith found a handful of playful righthanders in their respective heats to seal their positions into the second round.

Juniper Harper (Lennox Head) has made her journey to Wollongong worthwhile, earning a victory in the remaining heats of the first round of the Under-16 Girls. As a former NSW Grommet Champion, Harper appeared to be one of the girls to keep an eye on in the division.

The competition will commence each day at 7:30 am with the call for the day’s schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45 am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.

The event is expected to attract approximately 250 promising junior surfers to the Wollongong region.

Prime locations for the event are Sandon Point and Woonona.

Seeding for each age division was determined by the Surfing NSW State Rankings.

Schedule:
U18’s (Boys & Girls): Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th November 2021
U16’s (Boys & Girls): Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th November 2021
U14’s (Boys & Girls): Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd November 2021

The event will run in a straight knock-out format, under four-person priority rules.

Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort (WSLR) are proud partners of the Woolworths Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth and have kindly offered a 10% discount code to all competitors to use while staying at the event. Call WSLR on (02) 4283 6999 and provide the last name of the individual competing to activate your discount. Secure your accommodation now.

Please note all event dates are subject to change due to applicable COVID-19 related government restrictions and NSW public health order amendments.

For any further questions, please email events@surfingnsw.com.au

The Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth are proudly supported by Woolworths, Ocean and Earth, Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort, Destination Wollongong and Surfing NSW.

LOCALS SHINE TODAY

CORRIMAL BEACH, SYDNEY (Saturday, 20 November 2021): The Woolworths NSW Juniors State Titles presented by Ocean and Earth saw an action-packed day today as Under-16 and Under-18 champions were crowned in challenging one-to-two foot conditions at Corrimal.

Local Illawarra surfers Lennix Smith (Barrack Point) and Oceanna Rogers (Shellcove) shone in the conditions today with both surfers showing their nous in the small conditions.

Smith was particularly impressive in the tricky surf to finish the final with a massive 16.56 two-wave heat total, which enabled him to claim his third NSW State Title in as many years.

Rogers meanwhile employed similar tactics in her Under-18 final as she took the win from fellow south coast surfer Keira Buckpitt (Culburra Beach) who finished in the runner-up spot. Rogers put on an impressive display in the final, notching up a 15.10 two-wave heat total to take the win.

Eden Hasson (Port Stephens) will head home with his head held high after taking out the Under-16 Boys final. Hasson made light work of the mediocre surf as he notched up a 15.00 two-wave total to finish in the winner's chair ahead of Hughie Vaughan (Bateau Bay) who finished in second position.

Milla Brown finished her State Title campaign with a bang as she took out the Under-16 Girls final. Brown flared in the final exchange, nailing an array of decent and technical forehand hits to win the final with a 15.63 two-wave heat total.

 

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