Angourie grommet's perfect ride
ANGOURIE’S Jeames Young has taken out the under-12 boys’ final at the Rip Curl Gromsearch Series held at Duranbah Queensland, with series of great rides that included a perfect 10.
“I got a score of 10 in my semi-final, which ended up being the highest score of the whole event,” an excited Young said.
“I also got an 8.6 before the final ... it felt pretty good.”
Young said the competition was fierce and that he had to be at his best to advance to the final.
“I had a hard heat in the semis so I thought I would just do my best. All week my friends and I were joking before our heats and saying we only wanted 10’s and I did that in the semi,” he said.
Scoring a 10 is every surfer’s dream and Young had to bide his time before getting the right wave.
“I did a few good fin busts and some good turns in and then rode all the way to the beach. Everyone cheered, and then they said ‘everyone stand for Jeames...that’s a 10’,” he said.
In the final Young needed an 8.7 to take first place, and he didn’t disappoint. “I took off on this right and again got some good turns, and I got it. It was a good feeling and a good way to finish off the year,” he said.