Tommy to come back from Boomerang
WHILE Ocean Shores surfer Tommy Bocault may have faltered, Michael Wright (Lennox Head) and Soli Bailey (Suffolk Park) made it through on the second day of the Ocean and Earth NSW Junior Surfing Titles at Boomerang Beach near Forster yesterday.
Bocault finished third in his heat and was eliminated but Wright and Bailey advanced.
Surfers were greeted with an increased swell and light off-shore winds and Boomerang Beach brought out the best in the young guns.
Emulating the form of his well known cousin, ASP World Tour surfer Joel Parkinson, Mitchell Parkinson threw down the highest heat score of the day with an impressive 16.25 out of 20.
Intertwining a mix of power and finesse, Parkinson let his counterparts know his intentions early.
Not far behind Parkinson was Ulladulla’s Matt King, who was at his effortless best.
Using a tried and tested top/bottom turn combination, King accumulated a total heat score of 13.00 (out of a possible 20), cementing his place in the next round.
With all surfers vying for a spot in the NSW team for the Australian Junior Surfing Championships at Phillip Island, Victoria, later in the year, competitors were laying it all on the line.
Michael Bain (Copacabana), Josh Szele (Warilla), Wright and Bailey also featured in the winners circle, enjoying the pristine peaks of Boomerang.