Posted by: Colin Battersby | December 4, 2009

Arnette Aussie Junior titles champs crowned at Coolum

Arnette Australian Junior Surfing Titles

Surfing Australia

Coolum Beach Queensland

28 Nov – 5 Dec 2009

Tyler Wright and Tim MacDonald shine

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 December, 2009 : – – Coolum Beach Queensland — New Arnette Australian Junior Surfing Champions were decided across Boys and Girls under 18 and under 16 divisions in good clean 1m surf at Coolum Beach today.

The hotly contested finals saw surfers aiming to join an elite and prestigious honour role of previous champions and most winners (under 18 Boys and Girls and Under 16 Boys), were also automatically selected to represent Australia at the coming ISA Quiksilver World Junior Championships to run in New Zealand in January 2010.

Tyler Wright added to her already outstanding junior record, most likely the greatest junior record in surfing ever, by winning the under 18 Girls final. Wright’s high level wins at junior level include, an ASP World Tour victory (2008), Under 18 World Champion (2009), Australian under 16 champion (2008) and today’s under 18 title – and Tyler is still only 16!

“Great to win the under 18 title and I’ll look forward to defending my World Under 18 title in New Zealand” said Wright. “It was a tough final and Nikki Van Dijk (Victoria) certainly chased me all the way – it’s great to be pushed and it went my way today!”

The Boys under 18 was a very high scoring and tightly fought out final with Tim Macdonald (North Stradbroke Island) taking the win on 18.54 out of a possible 20 defeating NSW surfer Wade Carmichael on 16.54. Macdonald only caught two waves in the final, a near perfect 9.87 and an 8.67 to take the win. “I focused on getting good waves and that strategy certainly paid off” said Macdonald after the final.

“I can’t believe I’ve won and to now represent Australia at the World Titles is like a dream, I can’t wait.”

via Arnette Aussie Junior titles champs crowned at Coolum.


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