Jim Beam Surftag 2013 Qld qualifier is on at D'Bah Jan 19th.

Jonny Hewett, club president of defending Australian Champions LeBa, said Snapper Rocks will be the team to beat when the Jim Beam rashvests are pulled on.
“Snapper has to be the favourite for the event with all their history and team surfing success,” he said. “And you never know, they might have the World Champ surfing for their team as well.”
Hewett conceded his fellow teammates - Marcus Aboody, James Wood, Adam Melling and Steven Walsh – will carry a target coming into the event after last year’s success but said the home-break advantage rests with the QLD teams.
“We’re not going into this thinking we’re the red-hot team,” he said. “We had a bit of an advantage last year with having it on our home soil and I think that is now with all those QLD teams. It’s going to be tough for us to compete in their backyard.”
“We thought we might as well go for broke again this year… It’s going to be a case of one step at a time, hopefully the boys flare up and we make our way through to the finals, that’s our goal.”

Good luck fellas.

Update Jan 19th
The boys made the quarterfinals in miserable conditions and have secured a spot in the National Final at D'Bah in April. Thanks to all the support crew that drove up to cheer the fellas on.

All photos Shannon Mackie

Teenage Rampage OZ Invitational presented by Ocean and Earth runs Jan 18th - 20th at Maroubra, Sydney. Jake Snellgrove and Mikey McDonagh have invites and are making the trip south. Good luck groms.

Update Jan 19th
Jake placed 3rd and 2nd in the first 2 rounds but it was not enough to make the semis. Mikey posted a last second win and finished with a 17.50 heat total in round 1. He surfs next in round 2 Ht 3.

Wahu Surfer Grom Comp – Sunshine Coast, was held at Coolum Beach Jan 8th-9th in fun 2'-3' beachies. Eli Carr made the final of the U13's and finished  the event 4th. Well done grom. Jarrod Walker posted a win in round 2 but just missed qualifying for the final.