Coast surfers hit the heights
TWEED and Gold Coast surfers are set to dominate the Quiksilver Airshow World Series Final at the opening of the 2005 World Championship Tour at Snapper Rocks in March.
Kingscliff's Asher Pacey, Currumbin's Dion Agius, pictured, Coolangatta's Josh Kerr and Western Australian James Catto earned their spots in the final following a hotly contested airshow at Tasmania's remote Roaring Beach over the weekend.
Palm Beach surfer Dru Adler finished second behind Catto to just miss a finals berth, finishing sixth overall in the four-event qualifying series.
Pacey was in top form, performing a near-perfect 9.9 front-side Alley Oop to win the Quiksilver Eyewear Best Air title and secure third spot in the Tasmanian round. He finished just ahead of Agius, who was fourth.
Former world aerial surfing champion Josh Kerr realised a career dream by finishing the 2004 series on top of the ladder - despite being eliminated in the semis in Tasmania.
"I really didn't feel like my head was in it," he said.
"I've been travelling on the WQS and it affected my outlook today.
"To make the final at Snapper is what was really important to me."