Jaggar Bartholomew was attracting notice at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp.
Jaggar Bartholomew was attracting notice at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp. Chad Calderon

Young Jaggar set to be next star

THE Bartholomew name is synonymous with surfing success, and it looks like the talents of 1978 world champion Wayne have been passed on to his son Jaggar.

The Coolangatta charger has shown early signs he could one day match the feats of his famous father after dominating his opening under-9 heat at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp on the Sunshine Coast yesterday.

“Surfing with your kids is what life is all about in Queensland…it’s a family sport,” a proud Wayne said.

“My kids have been looking forward to the Wahu events for months, so to get out there and see them riding waves while having fun with all the other kids is a touching sight.

“I was out there with Jaggar only offering some moral support … Jaggar prefers to paddle into waves himself, so I just sat back and enjoyed seeing all the grommets ripping.”

Also shining on day one was another grommet from strong surfing stock, Luke Hynd – the nephew of Derek Hynd – who registered the day’s highest heat total of 19.57, comprising his two highest scoring rides of 9.57 and a perfect 10-point ride.

Tomorrow’s finals will see champions crowned in the under-15 boys and girls, under-13 boys and girls, under-11 boys and girls, under-9 mixed and under-15 boys bodyboard divisions.




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