Surf report with John Veage: 09.01.19

The first event of the 2019 WSL Australia / Oceania calendar, the Hydralyte Sports QLD Pro Junior JQS event, will kick off this Saturday  on North Stradbroke Island and will run over 2 days. It is also the first event of the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series presented by Hyundai for 2019.

Some of the country’s best surfers will be competing to gain valuable series points which go toward their series rankings before the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series heads to Cronulla  in April, followed by Bells Beach  in September.

Cronulla’s Jay Brown is the number six seed and hopes to get some points up before his home contest.

Cronulla's Jay Brown .Picture John Veage

Cronulla's Jay Brown .Picture John Veage

The Hydralyte Sports Surf Series presented by Hyundai is set to again propel the country’s best young surfers into the future with the full support of Surfing Australia and the World Surf League (WSL).

The 3-event Pro Junior event series will include stops at the legendary Bells Beach, Cronulla and North Stradbroke Island, kicking off at the new Queensland location on January 12th.

The WSL sanctioned Pro Junior events, which includes 18 and under boys’ and girls’ divisions, form part of the 2019 WSL Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS), providing the winning athletes with an opportunity to win a coveted World Title at the World Surf League Junior Championships in 2019.

Yesterdays conditions at Elouera.Picture Macca

Yesterdays conditions at Elouera.Picture Macca

Cronulla surfers are stuck in a summer cycle of small surf with another week of average waves.

This pattern of 2-3 ft East swell is set to continue for another week with early morning offshores turning into the normal summer onshores.

Thanks to Macca for this weeks pictures taken over the last couple of days as I have been away

There is a peak of 4ft east swell predicted for Sunday and Monday so hopefully the tides and wind will be friendly.

Lennix Smith .Picture Ethan Smith/ Surfing NSW

Lennix Smith .Picture Ethan Smith/ Surfing NSW

If you want to watch some good surfing,some of Australia’s best and most promising young surfers will congregate in the Illawarra region next week to contest the 2018 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Flight Centre.

Over 50 aspiring professional surfers from all over the country will contest the three-day event, which will run in the Illawarra region from the 15th – 17th January.

Over 50 aspiring professional surfers from all over the country will contest the three-day event,and the main base for the National Final of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Flight Centre is Woonoona and Sandon Point with backup locations of Bellambi, Port Kembla and Thirroul.