May 12, 2022

Champions crowned

Champions were crowned across six divisions over the weekend at the final round of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles.

The event served as the third event of the series, with event champions decided in amazing, oily conditions on Sunday morning at Jan Juc beach.

In an absolute nail biter of a finish, Ava Holland (Dromana) was able to come out victorious over former Australian junior champion Sara Hickson (Rye) in the U/16 Girls division, posting two solid seven point scores to get the nod.

Hickson was able to score an 8.33 (out of a possible 10) point ride early in the heat to put some pressure on, however Holland fought back with a series of strong manoeuvres earning her a 7.10-point ride. She was then able to back that score up with a straight 7.00 ride to put herself into the lead.

With 30 seconds to go Hickson had one last chance to strike, however she came up short in the dying moments and was unable to get the required mid range score to take the event out.

The Dromana local in Holland was elated to have taken out the event title.

“All the girls were surfing so well over the whole event and it was a so great to surf in some perfect conditions.”

Sara Hickson finished narrowly behind in second whilst sisters Sarah Seuren (Inverloch) and Sonia Seuren (Inverloch) finished in third and fourth respectively.

On the Boys side of the field, the highlight of the day came in the form of Mornington Peninsula local Lucas Hickson (Rye) who took out the U/18 Boys division with a huge display of innovation.

Read full Surf Coast Times story here.

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