Great start for Lennox surfer
LENNOX Head surfer Mikey McDonagh is through to the fourth round of the Great Lakes Pro on the Central Coast.
A second place in his third round heat was enough to get the teenager through.
It is a fair effort from McDonagh with plenty of big names on the Central Coast for the World Qualifying Series event.
He is one of a handful of Far North Coast surfers competing on the QS circuit this summer.
Lennox Head surfer Zac Wightman won his first round heat before he was eliminated in his next heat.
Stephanie Single reached the final of the Tweed Coast Pro at the weekend, with the women back in the water yesterday afternoon.
Single made the quarter-finals of the Burleigh Pro last month, with plenty of events still to come during February.
Central Coast surfer and QS leader Macy Callaghan has had a bumper start to the 2017 season.
Having surfed many heats in smaller waves, she was over the moon about the waves served up at Boomerang Beach.
"It's so good that we have some decent waves here,” Callaghan said.
"We have had back-to-back contests since the start of the year and have mostly been held in testing conditions, so it's nice to get some waves that we can open up on.
"I have family that live in this area so I come here a bit and always get great waves so it's good to be here and surfing a contest.”
Another Central Coast surfer who put on an impressive performance was Kirra-Belle Olsson.
The young goofy-footer looked calm and composed on some of the more solid waves of the morning.
"That was a tricky heat with plenty of waves but you had to be lucky to find them,” Olsson said.
"When it is a bit bigger like this with power I prefer my forehand, so I'm stoked there were some lefts.”