SURFERS were met with pumping conditions for the weekend’s Phillip Island pro event, with clean 3 metre wave faces providing competitors with powerful sections rivalling Hawaii.
The Junior Challenge finals wrapped up in the morning with the top Victorian Juniors battling it out for $500 in cash prizes.
Former U18 State Champion and local super grom Taj Sleeman (Wonthaggi, VIC) claimed top honours in the boy’s division over Indi White (Jan Juc).
Fellow Bass Coast surfer Chad Garret (Phillip Island, VIC) surfed a terrific heat and placed third with Bohdie Williams (Ocean Grove, VIC) in fourth.
Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads, VIC) took the win in the girls division in front of Bella Wilson (Jan Juc, VIC) who finished in second.
Local Phillip Island surfer Lannia Fostin placed in third with Lucy Nayor (Point Lonsdale, VIC) in fourth.
India Robinson (Jan Juc, VIC) claimed her maiden WSL Qualifying Series win at the Phillip Island Pro beating Sophia Fulton (Mollymook, NSW) in the women’s event, while Jordy Lawler (Narrabeen, NSW) captured his second Qualifying Series win of the year in the men’s event.
Sleeman claims junior comp