Triple Bull Pro

1 Jun 2008 0 Share

With his win at Cronulla, Jordi Watson took home $250 and 1500 ratings points to move within striking distance of Oscar Scanes' commanding Hurley NSWCC ratings lead.

With his win at Cronulla, Jordi Watson took home $250 and 1500 ratings points to move within striking distance of Oscar Scanes' commanding Hurley NSWCC ratings lead.

Local hopeful Connor O’Leary (Cronulla, NSW) surfed with poise and patience beyond his 14 years, finishing second in the Cadet division of the Triple Bull Pro.

Local hopeful Connor O’Leary (Cronulla, NSW) surfed with poise and patience beyond his 14 years, finishing second in the Cadet division of the Triple Bull Pro.

Oscar Scanes (Old Bar, NSW) highlighted again why he is the current Hurley NSW Championship Circuit with some awesome progressive surfing and a third placing at the Triple Bull Pro.

Oscar Scanes (Old Bar, NSW) highlighted again why he is the current Hurley NSW Championship Circuit with some awesome progressive surfing and a third placing at the Triple Bull Pro.

Justin Arnold (Gerringong, NSW) was in outstanding form at the Triple Bull Pro. Competing in the Cadet division, Arnold finished fourth overall and impressed the judges with his smooth style.

Justin Arnold (Gerringong, NSW) was in outstanding form at the Triple Bull Pro. Competing in the Cadet division, Arnold finished fourth overall and impressed the judges with his smooth style.

Wade Carmichael (Avoca, NSW) was at his usual attacking best at the Triple Bull Pro. Unfortunately for Carmichael, he fell in the semi-finals to a red-hot Jordi Watson.

Wade Carmichael (Avoca, NSW) was at his usual attacking best at the Triple Bull Pro. Unfortunately for Carmichael, he fell in the semi-finals to a red-hot Jordi Watson.

Jordi Watson (Currarong, NSW) was unstoppable at the Triple Bull Pro held at North Cronulla today. Watson, who was the standout surfer throughout the Cadet division, consistently accrued high scores with dynamic surfing and an attacking approach.

Jordi Watson (Currarong, NSW) was unstoppable at the Triple Bull Pro held at North Cronulla today. Watson, who was the standout surfer throughout the Cadet division, consistently accrued high scores with dynamic surfing and an attacking approach.

If the 2008 NSW Championship Circuit is anything to go by, the name Watson is going to become synonymous with surfing for some time to come.
After watching his brother Ty dominate the first two events of the NSW Championship Circuit, Jordi Watson added the family name to another trophy with a memorable performance in the Cadet division of the Triple Bull Pro.

“I’m really stoked with the win,” Watson said.

In small, tricky yet very contestable conditions, Watson showed a repertoire of sharp, dynamic surfing, which was unmatched all day.

“It was pretty fun out there. It was really small this morning, but it picked up throughout the day and we got some nice punchy waves.”

In the final Watson was pitted against local hopeful Connor O’Leary (Cronulla, NSW), current Hurley NSW Championship Circuit ratings leader Oscar Scanes (Old Bar, NSW) and Justin Arnold (Gerringong, NSW) who finished second, third and fourth respectively.

Accruing a total heat score of 15.70 (out of a possible 20), Watson brought his outstanding early round form into the final with a blistering and balanced attack.
In similar vein to other famous South Coast surfing families, with the Wright family of Culburra and the Wrench’s of Ulladulla, the Watson’s (Ty and Jordi) have begun to build their own legacy with the recent spate of outstanding results.

With a busy competitive schedule ahead including the rest of the Hurley NSW Championship Circuit, Watson relies on his natural ability to see him through.

“I don’t really train that much,” Watson said.

“I’m an apprentice plumber with my Dad and brother so that keeps me pretty fit and focussed on surfing well,” he said.

“I’m just really stoked that Surfing NSW and Hurley have put together this Circuit,” Watson added, frothing on the prospect of two more Circuit events.

“It’s awesome for us to surf against each other regularly in competitions of high standard,” he said.

While Jordi Watson was the standout throughout the day’s competition, hometown hero Connor O’Leary was not far behind, using local knowledge to his advantage.

“I really happy with the result,” said the 14-year-old.

“Considering I was surfing against guys who were all older than me I’m stoked,” he added.

O’Leary who doesn’t consider himself to be a competition specialist, was awesome amassing a score of 13.63 (out of a possible 20) in the final.

“I haven’t really been doing many comp’s lately,” he said.

“I’d prefer to just go surfing with my mates and have fun without worrying about results and stuff.”

The Triple Bull Pro was proudly supported by Triple Bull Surf, Snow Skate, Hurley and Surfing NSW.

About the Hurley NSWCC:
The Hurley NSW Championship Circuit sees the congregation of the best surfers in the state and across the country going head-to-head for a total prize purse of $21,000. With six awesome events spread along the breadth of the NSW coastline, the Hurley Championship Circuit gives local surfers, in the Cadet and Men’s divisions, the opportunity to compete against the best in the business. The series provides a minimum of $3,000 cash up for grabs each event for the men and $500 for the boys. Ratings points are also awarded and an overall champ is crowned at the end of the series with the Men’s winner taking home a bonus $1000 and the boys $500. Defending Hurley NSWCC Men’s champion is James Athorn (Arrawarra).

Hurley NSW Championship Circuit 2008 Schedule:
Saltwater Wine Surf Classic, 10-11 May 2008 at Old Bar
Dripping Wet Pro, 23-25 May 2008 at Freshwater Beach
Triple Bull Pro, 31 May-1 June 2008 at Cronulla
Wild Surf Co. Mattara, 13-14 September 2008 at Newcastle
Zink Surf South Coast Open, 11-12 October 2008 at Werri Beach
Slimes Surf Classic, 1-2 November 2008 at Avoca

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