Shaun Gossman, the former South African junior champ who has made Snapper Rocks his home backyard.
Shaun Gossman, the former South African junior champ who has made Snapper Rocks his home backyard.

Snapper team is bound for glory



Snapper Surfriders are on target to be the greatest boardriding club ever!

They notched up their second consecutive teams win with the Rip Curl Kirra teams on the weekend, this followed in the wake of winning the State teams Jim Beam challenge.

No other club in Australia has ever won more club titles than Snapper and begs the question when will they be presented the Surfing Australia Hall of Fame Simon Anderson club award?

Will it be this Thursday night for the annual Hall of Fame awards at the Sandbar & Grill, Casuarina?

Talking about the Snapper Super Team and their latest deadly member, Shaun "Gozzy" Gossman, the former South African junior champ who has made Snapper Rocks his home backyard.

Once again Gozzy blitzed the field and won the Quiksilver trials for the second year in a row and qualify for the main event.

Gozzy has drawn Snapper super stars, and former Quik Pro winner Joel Parkinson (82) and Dean Morrison (83), in an all-out Snapper shoot-out.

The winner advances into round three while second and third fight it out in the losers round where only the winner qualifies for round three.

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ONE of the most exciting events, as part of the Quiksilver Pro, is this weekend's Quiksilver Air show featuring yet another Snapper-star, Josh Kerr.

The former world air champion - who almost got rubbed out by a hit-and-run in Hawaii and was saved by none other than Kelly Slater - will be the favorite despite bowing out in the Quik trials on Monday.

Kersey's "air reverse 360" will be challenging the likes of Kingscliff's Asher Pacey.

The fourth round of the Billabong Pro Teens (guys and girls 20 years and under) heads across the Tasman to New Zealand for the very first time.

The venue will be Raglan Point on the North Island, two hours south of Auckland on the West Coast famous for its all-black sand and one of the most famous left-hand points. So far the Queenslanders have dominated the last three pro juniors with Maroochydore's Mitch Coleborn winning at Burleigh, Currumbin's Dion Agius at Avoca and Caloundra's Wade "Passion Pop" Goodall the latest winner at Wollongong and all three winning their first pro juniors.

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THE Gold Coast branch of the DSA (disabled surfers association) will be having their first official surfing day this Saturday meeting at the Currumbin Junior Surf Lifesaving Club at 8.30am.

The DSA has a successful train the trainer day late last year and a number of accredited Surfing Queensland coaches and willing participants enjoyed a Saturday session.

For more info on this Saturday's DSA day call Jane on0417773615/ Craig 0412191880.

o?THANKS to Quilsilver, we have four copies of Ross Clark-Jones' Big Wave life adventure movie, Sixth Element, to give away. For your chance write to Big Wave Competition, Gold Coast Mail, PO Box 6336, South Tweed 2486. The winners will be published in this column next week.



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