Suffolk Park surfer Touma Cameron won his age division at the Wahu Grom competition at Coffs Harbour.
Suffolk Park surfer Touma Cameron won his age division at the Wahu Grom competition at Coffs Harbour.

Touma in fine form with Wahu win

SUFFOLK Park surfer Touma Cameron won his age division at the Wahu Grom competition at Coffs Harbour.

Touma never lost a heat and was the obvious standout in a hotly contested under-14 boys section.

He consistently posted solid heat totals for his light-footed snaps and carves and was able to claim the final with a two-wave total of 14.30 (out of a possible 20).

The division also included Lennox Head surfer Jack O'Brien, who finished third overall.

There was a handful of competitors from the Far North Coast who finished in the top four on finals day.

Lennox Head trio Mia Baker, Poppy Morrison and Ocea Curtis finished second, third and fourth respectively in the under-10 girls division.

Elsewhere, Evans Head's Max Mcgillivray came second in the under-10 boys, while Keke Brain was fourth in the under-8s mixed division.

In other results, the under-14 girls adapted to the dropping swell, opting to surf a righthander to the south of the contest bank.

Charlize Everitt was able to claim the top spot on the day thanks to a handful of impressive turns, which propelled her ahead of her competition.

Fletcher Kelleher was able to claim his fourth under-12 boys title from as many events.

He used his backhand to post a respectable 11.6 heat total to get the win ahead of Fingal Head surfer Dane Henry.

More than 100 competitors competed in the two-day event, which saw some of the nation's most promising young surfers competing for a range of prizes, both in and out of the water.

As an added bonus, the winners of the under 14 boys' and girls' divisions from each event will receive an invite to attend an all-expenses paid trip to at the Hurley Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre.

For the South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian events, the Woolworths Surf Camp prize will be awarded to the highest placed under-14 boy and girl from each state.

The Wahu competition has helped to launch the careers of many of Australia's most promising junior surfers, with almost 800 kids set to take part in the series this season.

The next event in the series will be at Ocean Grove, Victoria, in a fortnight.



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