It will be the first time Enever has represented North Narrabeen Boardriders and the first time a female has competed in the O’Neill Cup.
|It will be the first time Enever has represented North Narrabeen Boardriders and the first time a female has competed in the O’Neill Cup.|
The junior world champ Lauara Enever is coming of age.
The 2009 O’Neill Cup which was rescheduled due to poor conditions last December will be held on Sunday 18th April with Boardriding Clubs from all over NSW trying to stop North Narrabeen’s strangle hold on tag team surfing. The junior version of the Surftag Series will be held at Avalon Beach with 5 junior surfers per team given a rare chance to compete in the tag team format.
North Narrabeen are the defending champions and with their Open men’s and women’s teams claiming Australian Titles earlier this season the North Narrabeen junior team has been strengthened with the inclusion of 2009 World Junior Champion Laura Enever. It will be the first time Enever has represented North Narrabeen Boardriders and the first time a female has competed in the O’Neill Cup.
The North Narrabeen team will also include Dave Vlug, Cooper Chapman, Bodie Smith and Jordy Lawler whilst Davey Cathels and Tyler Hutchinson who both starred in last years winning team are unavailable due to overseas commitments.
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One Club in particular that will be out to stop North Narrabeen will be the locals, North Avalon Surfing Association (NASA) who finished a close second in last season’s final.
NASA Team Manager Hamish Nelson said “North Narrabeen is always hard to beat, this is a good fun event with surfers from Avalon and Narrabeen good mates who surf together a lot”.
The NASA team will include Dylan Cram, Harry Vann and Chris Salisbury.
Joining NN and NASA in the junior club battle will be Ulladulla, Werri Beach, South End Maroubra, Maroubra, North Steyne, Queenscliff, Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Mona Vale, Newport, Avoca, North Shelley, Norah Head and Southbridge.
Competition will begin at 7.30am with the final scheduled for 3.30pm. The winning team will receive $1200 with an overall prize pool of $3000.
Past winners of the O’Neill Cup include 2008 North Narrabeen, 2007 North Narrabeen, 2006 Not Contested, 2005 Queenscliff and 2004 Maroubra.
The O’Neill Cup is proudly supported by FCS, Sanyo, Swellnet, Tracks and Global Surftag.
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