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Jarrod Campbell (Cronulla, NSW) was the star of the show.
Elouera Beach, NSW –- Jarrod Campbell (Cronulla, NSW) and Skye Burgess (Lake Heights, NSW) blew apart Macca’s Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage at Elouera, taking the blue ribbon division’s (16 years and under) in style.
Both recording dominant performances throughout the entire event, Campbell and Burgess were rewarded for their excellent surfing – claiming the prestigious crown.
In a final, which featured some of the country’s hottest junior surfing talent, Campbell was the star of the show, demolishing the shifting peaks at Elouera.
“I’m so stoked, “ Campbell said after his victory in the 16 years and under division.
“This is definitely my best result to date,” he added.
Jarrod Campbell with Phil MacDonald.
Defeating Max Ayshford (Matraville, NSW), Kurt Kiggins (Cronulla, NSW) and Jesse Horner (Cronulla, NSW), who finished second, third and fourth respectively, Campbell was in dynamic form in an all-star shootout.
“Everyone was surfing so good,” Campbell admitted.
“The standard was so high throughout the entire event and the final was no different.”
Using a blistering backhand arsenal, Campbell accrued a total heat score of 14.40 (out of a possible 20), which was accented by a number of gouging turns and vertical re-entry’s.
Revelling in the local conditions, a break which he surfs every day, Campbell drew upon local knowledge to see him through.
“I feel really comfortable out here,” he said.
“Having an awesome competition like this at home is such a good thing, I’m that stoked that I’ve managed to take home the title.”
Contrasting other surfing competitions, Macca’s Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage saw the hottest junior competitors from south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in the north, to Kiama in the south, surfing three heats each without elimination.
In the 16 years and under girls division it was and Skye Burgess (Lake Heights, NSW) who shone the brightest, posting a superb display of surfing.
Saving her best performance for last, Burgess blew the final apart, accruing a massive heat total of 15.73 (out of a possible 20) – leaving her fellow finalists requiring a combination of scores to steal her crown.
“I’m over the moon,” Burgess said.
“I felt really comfortable out there and am extremely happy with this result.”
Joining Burgess in the final was Rachel Campbell (Stanwell Park, NSW), April Charles (Woolooware, NSW) and Renee Savas (Caringbah, NSW), who finished second, third and fourth respectively.
Having had an already stellar 2008, Burgess’ performance today added another crown to the ever-growing trophy cabinet at the Burgess residence.
“This year has been a really good one for so far,” Burgess said reflectively.
“I’ve had a number of wins and minor placings and today’s result gives me a lot of confidence going into next year,” she admitted.
In the 13 years and under boys division Chris Robertson (Cronulla, NSW) was the champion, whilst in the girls division it was Tayla Ayshford (Matraville, NSW) who finished on top of the field.
The event, which is the last Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage event staged throughout the year, acts as a qualifying event for the Ocean & Earth International Teenage Rampage to be held at Curl Curl in December.
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Max Ayshford (Matraville, NSW) has been in great form throughout 2008 thus far. Photo: Michael Tyrpeniou
(Maroubra Beach, NSW – Tuesday, 4 November 2008): Professional surfer Phil Macdonald is putting a spin on the traditional surfing contest with his Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage coming to Cronulla this weekend.
After being postponed during September due to gruesome weather and surf conditions, Macca’s Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage is back with the hottest junior competitors from south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in the north, to Kiama in the south.
Macca’s Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage provides an innovative and fresh approach to the traditional junior surfing competition in an effort to unearth the new wave of Australian surfing talent – and with the calibre of the competitors on hand, the action is sure to be electric.
Unlike other surfing competitions, Macca’s Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage will allow competitors (16 years and under) to surf three heats each without elimination instead of the traditional cutthroat format.
“The Teenage Rampage was a concept that was developed to promote confidence, experience and fun in all levels of junior surfing, from beginner to champion,” said Macdonald.
“This event is more focused on the kids building confidence over the weekend as there is a greater focus on a bonus points and leader board system.”
Unlike the run of the mill surfing competition, each surfer’s two highest scoring rides from each heat will be added together, along with bonus points awarded according to the position the competitor finishes in each heat.
The six best-placed surfers in the each division will progress to their division final.
“I really believe that every kid deserves a chance and the support not matter how good a surfer you are,” Macdonald continued.
“Surfing has given me an amazing life and I want to show kids how surfing can be a very positive thing in their life whether it is just keeping them out of trouble or making a career.”
The event, which is the last Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage event staged throughout the year, is a qualifying event for the Ocean & Earth International Teenage Rampage to be held at Curl Curl in December.
Having charged up and down the east coast of Australia over 2008, the Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage format has been a success with the competitors and parents alike.
“The feedback has been so good and the kids got so much out of it that Ocean & Earth has decided to form a Teenage Rampage series up the east coast of NSW, so every kid gets a chance at qualifying for the Teenage Rampage international at the end of the year.”
Competition starts at 8am on both days for each of the four divisions – girls and boys 13 and under and girls and boys 16 and under.
There will also be a host of beach activities and challenges with great prizes taking place over the weekend so be sure to get down to Cronulla Beach this weekend.
Macca’s Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage is proudly supported by Vodafone, Red Bull, Cool Shoe Corporation, Podsurf.TV, Fluid Adventures, Byrne Surfboards and Surfing NSW.