Ripping it up on the Gold Coast was Sunshine Beach's Tim Bain. PHOTOS: Ben Stagg, Surfing Queensland.
Ripping it up on the Gold Coast was Sunshine Beach's Tim Bain. PHOTOS: Ben Stagg, Surfing Queensland.

First strikes to Noosa in tough state surf-offs

TEWANTIN tearaway Lilliana Bowery and a red hot Tim Bain of Sunshine Beach have combined for a Noosa double plundering of the under 16 divisions on the opening round of the 2020 Woolworths State Junior Championships run at Duranbah Beach on the Gold Coast.

In pumping 3-5 foot waves, Bain was a standout in the tough conditions and gave much of the credit to the performance of his new board.

First round state titles winner Tim Bain is chaired from the beach.
First round state titles winner Tim Bain is chaired from the beach.

He opened the final with a 6.67 out of a possible 10 and managed to back it up with a 7.67 for a heat total of 14.34 out of a possible 20 to defeat Matt Boyle (Currumbin), Max Deffenti (Miami) and Ty Richardson (Palm Beach) respectively.

“Those were some hard conditions today,” said Bain.

“I’m riding a new board, and it went a lot better than I expected. I’m definitely looking forward to the Sunshine Coast leg of the series now.”

Last year’s under 16 girls champion Bowery was stoked to take out the first leg of the 2020 series tearing apart the large, tricky waves on offer.

Tewantin's Lilliana Bowery, left, takes first blood at the surfing titles.
Tewantin's Lilliana Bowery, left, takes first blood at the surfing titles.

She outsurfed Buddina’s Jahly Stokes, Urara Saito (Labrador) and Grace Kama (Elanora) respectively in an exciting final, stringing together a 5.33 and a 2.27 for a heat total of 7.60.

“I’m so stoked to win,” said Bowery.

“It means a lot to have my friends and family here to support me. The conditions were really hard out there, but the other girls and I definitely had fun.”

RESULTS:

Under 16 Boys

1st: Tim Bain

2nd: Matt Boyle

3rd: Max Deffenti

4th: Ty Richardson

Under 16 Girls

1st: Lilliana Bowery

2nd: Jahly Stokes

3rd: Urara Saito

4th: Grace Kama


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