In an awesome display of ripping snaps and deep gouges, Monty has busted his way into the final of the Australian Titles today at Werri! More updates soon
UPDATE: Monty Tait takes out 2nd place at the Surfing Australia Soundwave Australian
Titles at Werri on the NSW south coast this weekend. Monty surfed consistently well in his heats on the days prior to climb his way up the U/18 ladder and was heading for first place in the final with 5 minutes remaining when Fraser Dovell (NSW) snagged a wave scoring 9.25 to edge his way into the top spot.
Unfortunately for Monty, needing just a 4.91 to add to his 7.25 and edge his way back into first place and the U/18 Australian title, no waves presented themselves for the remainder of the heat and Fraser took out the event. 2nd place in the Australian Titles is an absolutely awesome result for Monty and a great way for this young Southend ripper to wrap up 2013! At our recent end of season awards evening, Southend member Jamie Killorn announced that new international surfwear label Vissla were keen to sign Monty up as part of their inaugural team – what a great decision that is turning out to be!! Check out the photos on the Southend Facebook page and the videos on the Surfing Australia page to get an idea of the calibre of surfers on their way up the ranks.