Kingy 5 keen to keep title
KINGSCLIFF Boardriders under-18s will defend the Ransom Youngfellas Tag Team Surfing Titles against rivals Cabarita today.
The neighbourhood surfing battle will pitch the Kingy five, Mitch James, Sam Rahmate, Jarrod James, Robbie Rickard and Tom Halloran, against the in-form Cabarita.
Competition organiser Jay Carter said Kingscliff would be up against some pretty tough competition.
“They’re actually favourites, I’d tip them to win, they are strong,” Carter said.
The tag-team event is a testing one-on-one challenge for local pride and offers youngsters an excellent training ground.
Carter said the scoring system did not have too many restrictions and surfers had the opportunity to do aerial tricks.
“They can do what they want ... it’s a team event and good rides on poor waves will be rewarded,” he said.
Team captain Mitch James said he was hoping for the best and had the added pressure on his shoulders as the team’s “double-whammy” surfer.