Young surfers out to impress

Junior State Surfing Titles at Duranbah beach- Elli Steele takes to the air Photo Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Junior State Surfing Titles at Duranbah beach- Elli Steele takes to the air Photo Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

FINALS day of the Queensland Junior State Surf Titles kicked off in clean 2ft waves against the rock wall at Duranbah beach.

With Queensland state team selection, the main goal there was plenty of exceptional surfing on display from both the girls and boys divisions.

In quarter final one of the under-18 boys Elli Steele put on an impressive display of balanced rail surfing mixed with two huge airs to post a nine-point ride.

In the girls under 18s Ellie Brooks was a standout  with her flowing style linking sections together in tricky conditions as the tide turned before lunchtime.

The event was a stepping stone for Queensland's world  tour Surfers Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge.

Top four surfers in each division go on to represent the state later this year in Tasmania at the Australian Junior Surf Titles.

There are more than a few frothing grommets keen to don the Maroon compitition vest on the Apple Isle.

Six elite Queensland junior surfers were crowned state champions at Duranbah Beach from a field of more than 60 competitors.

2012 Queensland State Junior Surfing Champions:
U/18 Boys: Jack Duggan (Coolum Beach, Qld)
U/16 Boys: Ethan Ewing (North Stradbroke Island, Qld)
U/14 Boys: Dextar Muskens (Coolangatta, Qld)
U/18 Girls: Holly-Sue Coffey (Coolangatta, Qld)
U/16 Girls: Isabella Nichols (Coolum Beach, Qld)
U/14 Girls: Kiani Dobbyn (Palm Beach, Qld)

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