WA pair take out surfing finals at Cabarita
WEST Australian duo Jacob Willcox (Margaret River) and Mikaela Greene (Yallingup) prevailed in the finals of the inaugural Tweed Coast Pro at Cabarita Beach yesterday.
Surfing in challenging two-foot waves, Willcox defeated Queenslander Ethan Ewing in the open men's decider.
The West Australian goofy-footer managed to post a 7.35 wave score in the final 30 seconds of the final, which propelled him to 13.90 points (out of 20) and past Ewing's heat total of 12.95.
"I couldn't hear anything when I was out there, so I just continued to catch waves and hope for the best," Willcox said.
"When I saw Ethan get that last wave, I thought I'd lost it and it wasn't until I got to the beach that I found out I'd done enough.
"It feels pretty good to get the win here. After my recent injury, Cabarita was the first place I surfed on a little foamie.
"It's pretty cool to come back here a few months later and take this out."
Greene bagged her second straight win in the NSW Pro Surf Series less than a fortnight after claiming the Carve Pro at Maroubra.
She put on a solid display of style in the tricky waves in the open women's final for a heat total 14.25, which left Currumbin surfer Eden Putland in her wake on 8.50.
"I don't think these past few results have hit me yet," Greene said.
"The Maroubra win still feels surreal. I'm on cloud nine at the moment.
"I'm really trying to iron out any flaws I have in this series of QS1000s and prepare for the upcoming QS6000 events at Newcastle and Manly."
The NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Aust- ralian and international surfers to gain ranking points and prizemoney on the WSL Qualifying Series while enjoying a road trip of the NSW coast.