Thomas Woods in tricky conditions.
Thomas Woods in tricky conditions.

Woods' dream run goes on

TUGUN’S Thomas Woods kept his dream run alive with a scintillating performance in the five-star Oakley Pro Junior round of 32 at North Stradbroke Island yesterday.

Last week’s Hurley Pro Junior runner-up and the ASP Australasia ratings leader, Woods made the most of the tricky conditions at Main Beach, defeating local surfer and Thursday’s big winner Tim Macdonald.

The pair eliminated South Africa’s Dylan Lightfoot and Australian hopeful William Bain to advance through to the round of 16.

However, it was Port Macquarie youngster Matt Banting who dominated the 0.5m conditions on day three.

Throwing caution to the wind yesterday, Banting’s small wave prowess shone through in the shifting beach break peaks, and he was rewarded with a healthy two-wave total of 14.00 (out of a possible 20).

Surfing Queensland contest director Adam Yates indicated that with a fading swell, the event would hopefully conclude today.



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