ELLIE WINS THE 2013 BURTON TOYOTA PRO JUNIOR
Ellie-Jean Coffey (Gold Coast, NSW/AUS) has taken out the women's divisions of the Burton Toyota Pro Junior at Surfest, Newcastle, Australia.
Coffey, who finished second on last year's ASP Australasia Pro Junior Series ratings, and runner-up at this event, was thrilled to overcome the reigning ASP Women's World Junior Champion Nikki Van Dijk (Phillip Island, VIC/AUS). Coffey used her powerful backhand attack to post some excellent scores and claim her first ever ASP event win in Merewether's right handers.
'I'm really happy that I won after finishing second here last year,' Coffey said. 'Nikki (Van Dijk) and I have been rivals over the last few years so I'm really glad to get this win. All event there's been a few medium sized waves that allow you to surf top to bottom and I've been posting scores good scores consistently. Then I had a good start to the Final and I just tried to build on my scores, and it worked. This is my first ASP event win and I couldn't be happier!'
The Trials for the ASP 6-Star rated Burton Toyota Pro and Hunter Ports Women's Classic were also run at Surfest, Newcastle Australia over the weekend, with the below surfers advancing into the main event draw.
Hunter Ports Women's Classic trials qualifyers
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