Zaffis and Young meet in Tweed Pro heat
SURFING: Lower Clarence surfers Chris Zaffis and Jeames Young found themselves in a tough situation this week when they came up against each other at the Tweed Coast Pro.
The fourth event on the Australasian World Qualifying Series Tour finished up yesterday after four days of small, weak swell conditions at Cabarita Beach.
Unfortunately neither of the Clarence Valley surfers made the finals, but both made it through the second round with decent scores and the most waves of anyone in their heats, before they met in round three of the competition.
Only Zaffis scraped through the match-up, coming second in the heat with a total score of 11.25, from consistent waves of 5 and 6.25. Young bowed out with a total score of 9.05.
“I guess we’ve been doing it our whole lives,” Zaffis said.
“We don’t want to knock each other out but there’s no friends in a heat. I’m sure if we could help each other out we would.”
Zaffis’s next heat was taken out by Gold Coast surfer Thomas Woods, who managed a 9.5 ride.
The Angourie surfer said the inconsistent and tough wave conditions made each heat tough to get through.
“The waves were really small and there weren’t many of them,” he said.
“It becomes a game of chess as to who can get the best waves.”
The next Australian QS event is the Central Coast Pro, from February 9 to 12.