Huppatz Sisters Dominate Final Day of Woolworths Queensland Junior Titles

Published on 07/06/2023

Queensland’s best junior surfers made it rain today at event one of the 2023 Woolworths Queensland Junior Titles. The champions were decided in fun and clean 2-foot waves at Second Avenue Burleigh Heads. 

It was a day of hotly contested matchups as we saw Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast’s best junior surfers go head-to-head for a Queensland Title and a position at the 2023 Australian Junior Surfing Titles.  

The Under 16 Girls Division was the first final off the mark and was won by Anna Huppatz (Bilinga). Huppatz, a local Burleigh Boardrider, took an early lead and held it the entire final. She showed her local knowledge as she pieced together a combination of manoeuvres to score 11.33 (out of a possible 20).

Mitchell Peterson (Noosa Heads) was in fine form all weekend and continued to dominate each heat with his powerful forehand surfing. Peterson defeated Caden Francis,Tommy Horn and Hayden Danswan to claim the Under 16 Boys final. 

Isla Huppatz (Bilinga) followed in her younger sisters footsteps, taking an early lead and going from strength to strength to claim the Under 18 Girls Division. 

Isla said it was extra special to win today especially after younger sister Anna got one of her first wins. 

“I was paddling out for the final with a massive smile on my face after my younger sister had got one of her first wins today,” said Huppatz. “I think Anna will get the pick of a takeaway dinner tonight. I’m hoping she chooses Sushi.”

Continuing on his winning streak, Landen Smales (Noosa Heads) ended up in the top spot in the Under 18 boys division. Smales defeated Isaac Markwell, Davi Glazer and Jye Pegg. 

Full event results and series placings are listed below. 

Competitors will now head to the Sunshine Coast on the 17-18 June, and their results from the two competitions will be added together to determine the overall series winners and State Champions. 

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. 


U16 Girls

1st – Anna Huppatz

2nd – Meika Locke

3rd – Sea White

4th – Oli Taylor

U16 Boys

1st – Mitchell Peterson

2nd – Caden Francis

3rd – Tommy Horn

4th – Hayden Danswan

U18 Girls

1st – Isla Huppatz

2nd – Jordy Halford

3rd – Amarnie Barber

4th – Sarah Young

U18 Boys

1st – Landen Smales

2nd – Isaac Markwell

3rd – Davi Glazer

4th – Jye Pegg


2023 Woolworths QLD Grommet Titles, Event One, Sunshine Coast: 27 – 28 May (Completed)

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


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