North Stradbroke Island, Queensland (Sunday, January 13th 2019) – Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc, VIC) and Molly Picklum (Shelly Beach, NSW) have taken out the Hydralyte Sports QLD Pro Junior presented by Hyundai today on North Stradbroke Island after a massive day of surfing. Competitors were greeted with pumping 4-6ft left-handers reeling down Main Beach, along with moderate South-easterly winds and plenty of spectators.
Huxtable defeated Caleb Tancred (Avoca Beach, NSW), Taj Stokes (Buddina, QLD) and Lennox Chell (Avoca Beach, NSW) respectively in an exciting final. Stokes led the heat early on, tearing apart a huge left-hander to score a 6.75 (out of a possible 10.00). Tancred answered back with a 6.25, backed up with a 6.45 for a total heat score of 12.70 (out of a possible 20.00), to take himself into first position.
The ocean calmed for some time before Huxtable surfed his last two waves of the heat, on which he scored an 8.15, backed up with a 6.95 for a total heat score of 15.10 to keep himself in first place until the hooter sounded. Huxtable couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he was chaired up the beach by his friends.
Read the full report here