Lock battles wild seas for crown
RAIN, wind and wild two-metre seas at Alexandra Headland couldn’t stop Alyssa Lock from taking out the girls’ under-11 crown at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp.
The gutsy Tweed Heads surfer added yet another piece of silverware to her ever expanding trophy cabinet, with the pint-sized dynamo trumping her rivals in double-overhead waves.
In a rapid fire, weather-affected, 10 minute final, judges were looking for competitors’ single best wave score, rather than the traditional scoring system of counting surfers’ best two scoring rides.
And Lock’s 6.33 (out of a possible 10) proved far too good for Kurrawa’s Holly Williams (3.33) and Snapper Rocks pair Alex Johnson (2.83) and Jordan Johnston (2.00).
Palm Beach’s Kiani Dobbin prevailed in both the under-13 and under-15 girls divisions.
In the boy’s division, Burleigh Heads super styler Luke Hynd avenged his loss in last month’s decider on the Gold Coast.
He did it with an unbeatable 9.43 (out of a possible 10) to shut out Caloundra’s Nic Doran (6.50), Noosaville’s Nick Callister (6.17) and Snapper Rocks rider Sheldon Simkus (3.50).
Quinn Bruce continued his run of good form bagging the highest ride of the day (9.67) and ultimately the under-13 title, while Byron Bay’s Kyuss King took out the under-11s.
Burleigh’s Josh Grange won the under-parent assist division.