CAPE Woolamai’s Sage Goldsbury has taken out the premiere U/18 Girls division of the Victorian Junior Surfing Titles in pumping waves at Gunnamatta Ocean Beach.
With unbelievable conditions all day, Sage put her best backhand surfing to the test and came out victorious.
The former Australian champion took out the ripping final in fine fashion.
Goldsbury locked in an 8.5 and a 8.33 in the final to set her up to get a maiden win in the Under 18 age group.
After moving up from the Under 16 Girls division in which she finished runner up last year, Goldsbury showed her credentials as to why she is a past Australian champion and Australian ISA team member, holding the rest of the field in a combination situation.
“I’m super stoked to win the first event of the year here at Gunnamatta in such fun waves where I was able to get some pretty good scores,” Goldsbury said.
“I definitely want to make the Australian Titles again so this was a good start to the year, and hopefully make the ISA World Surfing Games again which I am super excited to be surfing in later this year from qualifying last year.”
Finishing in second was Angelique Kefalas (Jan Juc)), third was Angela Ball (Jan Juc) and Lucy Naylor (Point Lonsdale) finished in fourth.
The U/18 Boys division saw all surfers perform to an amazing standard in the battle of four standout performers all from Jan Juc. Cole Fox was the winner.
Eva Bassed from Sandy Point finished fourth in the Under 14 girls section which involved record entries.
Full results can be found at www.surfingvic.com and www.liveheats.com/surfingvictoria
Sage’s state title win