A picturesque summers day greeted competitors today as the Carve Pro Junior and the Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage kicked off at Maroubra Beach.
Young Monty Tait flew the flag for the local surfing contingent, successfully tagging a series of long righthanders, which saw him take a convincing win in the round of 64 of the Carve Pro Junior. Tait performed a multitude of forehand hits, which left his closest rival, Dextar Muskens (Tweed Heads), chasing a combination of scores to take the top position. “I had a lot of bad first round losses last year, so to begin 2015 with a win feels amazing,” said Tait. “I’ve been feeling pretty confident lately as I’ve been surfing everyday, so I felt good prior to that heat. Maroubra is a tricky beach to dial in, when you surf it a lot you begin to love it, but it can definitely test the best surfers.”
Last years event runner up Jackson Giles blasted his way through his Round 2 heat with a stunning display of surfing scoring 14.73 out of a possible 20. Max McGuigan also moved into Round 3 finishing 2nd in his heat.
The Under-14 Boys were the lone division in the Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage to kick off today with with young Grayson Hinrichs and Koda Killorn making it a Maroubra 1/2 in Heat 4 of the U/14 Boys. Unfortuantely young Sammy Hoffman missed a spot in the next round narrowly missing out on making it mthrough to the next round.
Tomorrow’s event is expected to kick off at 7.30am with the Pro Junior heats starting off the day. The U/16 Boys will hit the water mid morning and there are a number of local boys competing including Zac Michael, Tye Koolis, Jason O’Rouke and Max McGuigan who backs up and competes in this event also.
Good Luck to all the boys over the weekend