Lennox Chell (Avoca) and Lily MacDonald (Freshwater) have taken out the top honours in the Under-18 division at the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth at Sawtell Beach.
Goofy-footed dynamo and former Under-14 NSW Champion Lennox Chell (Avoca) will be heading back to the Central Coast with his head held high after taking out the Under-18 Boys division. Chell put on a consistent display of backside rail-surfing in the final to finish with a respectable 12.93 two-wave heat total and claim the title ahead of fellow goofy-footer Jarvis Earle (Cronulla) who finished in the runner up spot.
Lily Macdonald (Freshwater) fought a tight battle with her fellow finalists to claim the coveted Under-18 Girls title. The exciting natural-footer picked off a handful of decent righthanders in the final to post a solid 13.93 two-wave heat total and get the win by a slim 0.2 margin ahead of fellow northern beaches surfer Cedar Leigh-Jones (Avalon) who was unable to muster up 5.94 wave score needed Macdonald’s lead.
All finals results can be seen below.
The finals of the Under-18 Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth will wrap up tomorrow.
The Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth will see its first champions crowned tomorrow with the Under-16 division expected to wrap up tomorrow.
See all event results here.
The event will see some of NSW’s best junior surfers competing for a coveted state title when the event kicks off from the 5th – 12th August 2020.
Unlike previous years, where all qualifiers for the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth were determined by eight individual regional titles, the 2020 event will invite all junior competitors to enter in their respective age divisions.
The last two days of the event will comprise of the NSW School Surfing Titles.
2019 will be the ninth year Surfing NSW will combine the NSW School Surfing Titles into the event.
Competitors will be vying for an NSW Junior Title and in turn, earn their position into the upcoming 2020 Australian Junior Surfing Titles, which will take place in Queensland at the end of the year.
Former competitors in the NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth include current World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) surfers Owen, Mikey and Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Matt Wilkinson, Wade Carmichael and Connor O’Leary.
The daily schedule and location will be confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am each day. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
The event will be fully mobile in the Coffs Harbour area with Macauleys, Park Beach, Diggers, Gallows and Sawtell all venue options.
The Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth will adhere to strict COVID-19 policies and regulations outlined by the NSW Government.
All Surfing NSW events are in line with the current NSW public health order and we work with Sport NSW and NSW Office of Sport on all plans. Surfing NSW have developed a COVID safety plan to ensure the safety of all staff, participants and local stakeholders.
Please click here for our regularly updated Surfing NSW events COVID safety plan.
For further information on our protocols and guidelines please refer to the https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/public-health-orders.aspx and Office of Sport website here.
The Woolworths NSW Junior Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth will be proudly supported by Woolworths, Ocean and Earth, Coffs Harbour City Council, Mothernest, Reflections Holiday Park and Surfing NSW.
1 – Lennox Chell (Avoca)
2 – Jarvis Earle (Cronulla)
3 – Jordan Liackman (Caves Beach)
4 – Kobi Clements (Collaroy)
1 – Lily Macdonald (Freshwater)
2 – Cedar Leigh-Jones (Avalon)
3 – Carly Shanahan (Wooli)
4 – Nyxie Ryan (Lennox Head)