DECENT EFFORT: Lennox Head surfer Jack Murray reached the quarter-finals of the Subway Surf Series event on the Sunshine Coast.
DECENT EFFORT: Lennox Head surfer Jack Murray reached the quarter-finals of the Subway Surf Series event on the Sunshine Coast. WSL/John Andrews

Murray wiped out of Subway Surf Series

LENNOX Head surfer Jack Murray reached the quarter-finals of the Subway Surf Series event on the Sunshine Coast.

It took a near-perfect display from eventual winner Reef Hazlewood to eliminate him from the competition.

Heazlewood impressed the judges with his aerial maneuvers on the low tide and was rewarded accordingly with the highest two wave combination score of the competition, a 19.10 (out of a possible 20.00).

In the boy's final, a suspenseful blow-for-blow battle between the top two seeds kept spectators on the edge of their chairs late in the afternoon.

For the first time all weekend Heazlewood trailed for part of the heat, but was quick to respond with the highest single wave score of the competition, a 9.80 (out of 10) to lock in his victory over Sandon Whittaker.

"Sandon got some good scores out there. I was a little stressed when I was behind but I knew I'd been able to get some solid scores throughout the day. I just stuck with my game plan and it paid off,” Heazlewood said.

"I started off 2017 really wanting to win the Australasian region title so I'm stoked to win my third series event. To possibly be unbeatable going into the last event is amazing.”

Heazlewood is now at the top of the series leaderboard going into the final event on the Gold Coast next month.



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