SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND (Sunday 28 May 2023) – The winners of the 2023 Woolworths Queensland Grommet Titles Event One were crowned today in clean, offshore, two-to-three foot waves at Coolum Beach. It was a spectacular day with an overnight increase in swell, making for an exciting final day of competition.
The Under 12 Girls Division was won by Evie Bawden (Noosa Heads) with a combined two wave score of 13.34 (out of a possible 20). She beat Navah Holmes, Billie Berg and Evie Johnston.
The Under 12 Boys Division was taken out by Jaxxon Sands (Palm Beach), with a 17.26 two-wave total. Sands took an early lead which proved too strong against his competitors.
The Under 14 Girls Division was a family feud between the Richardson and Rielly sisters. It was a see-saw battle for the win with all girls posting excellent scores. Rosie Richardson (Sunshine Beach) played the patience game which payed off to claim the top spot ahead of, Eliza Richardson, Savannah Rielly and Charlotte Rielly.
The under 14 boys were on fire all weekend. Kai Coleman (Peregian Springs) took the top honours with a 12.00. He overcame Cooper Rielly, Archie Fergusson and Lucas Deffenti.
Competitors will now head to the Gold Coast on the 10-11 June, and their results from the two events added together will determine the overall series winners.
The 2023 Woolworths QLD Grommet and Junior Titles are supported by Woolworths, DriTimes, We Are Feel Good Inc, Suzuki Queensland, QMS Media, The Point Coolum Beach, Queensland Government, Sunshine Coast Council and Surfing Australia.
WOOLWORTHS QLD GROM & JUNIOR EVENT SERIES SCHEDULE
2023 Woolworths QLD Grommet Titles, Event One, Sunshine Coast: 27 – 28 May
2023 Woolworths QLD Junior Titles, Event One, Gold Coast: 3 – 4 June
2023 Woolworths QLD Grommet Titles, Event Two, Gold Coast 10 – 11 June
2023 Woolworths QLD Junior Titles, Event Two, Sunshine Coast: 17 – 18 June
1st – Evie Bawden
2nd – Navah Holmes
3rd – Billie Berg
4th – Evie Johnston
1st – Jaxxon Sands
2nd – Tully Crompton
3rd – Hosea Matthies
4th – Louis Taylor
1st – Rosie Richardson
2nd – Eliza Richardson
3rd – Savannah Rielly
4th – Charlotte Rielly
1st – Kai Coleman
2nd – Cooper Rielly
3rd – Archie Fergusson
4th – Lucas Deffenti