A new southerly swell broke the wave drought on the Gold Coast overnight allowing the surfing action in the Brother Neilsen Pro Junior to commence today.
After two lay-days, the nation's top U/20 surfers unleashed in the punchy one-metre waves of Duranbah Beach as they shredded and barrelled their way through the opening rounds of the $23,000 tournament.
Defending Brothers Neilsen Pro Junior champion SALLY FITZGIBBONS (Gerroa, NSW) has been enjoying a bumper season and will enter along with other top seeds in tomorrow's U/20 girl's event.
The 18 year-old sensation has already clocked up two pro-junior victories this year but is not underestimating her opponents
The standard on the juniors is pretty amazing, said Fitzgibbons.
Paige (Hareb) and Laura (Enever) and pretty much the top ten juniors are all tough. The junior tour is helping us all perform on the WQS, added Fitzgibbons.
Surf conditions will be accessed at 6.30am tomorrow morning as to where to stage day two of the Brothers Neilsen Pro Junior on the Gold Coast.