BALANCING ACT: Noah Kearney gets down to business in the under-15 male division of the Clash of the Groms at Mudjimba Beach.
BALANCING ACT: Noah Kearney gets down to business in the under-15 male division of the Clash of the Groms at Mudjimba Beach. Patrick Woods

Future’s looking bright for king of the Groms

SUNSHINE Beach's Harry Bryant will be on a high when he heads to Indonesia for an upcoming movie shoot, after taking out yesterday's Clash of the Groms.

The 17-year-old stole the show in the Mudjimba under-18 line-up through a series of powerful manoeuvres in tough conditions.

The 75cm swell didn't seem to hold Bryant back as he made the most of limited opportunities on offer from the choppy break.

"It was tough out there today and there was not much happening, but I did my best," he said.

"It was a long day but I am just stoked to get the win.

"The other guys surfed really well, so to win here at home is pretty special."

The former Sunshine Beach High student, who graduated last year, has picked up a sponsorship deal with Rip Curl. He heads to Indonesia later this year at the invitation of Surfing Life magazine for the filming of a DVD.

"I have been to Indo before and love it over there, so it will be good to get back there and hopefully score some good waves," Bryant said.

"I am super excited to be going there and am really looking forward to it."

Bryant said he was planning to try his hand at the World Qualifying Series in the hope of making the World Championship Tour.

"I am going to have a crack soon at making the tour, which would be a dream if I made it," he said.

"Julian Wilson and Mitch Coleborn are doing really well, so it can be done."

The Gold Coast's Blaine Robinson finished second, Coolum's Kirra Green third and Sunshine Beach's Aaron Kelly fourth.

The under-17 girls' division was taken out by Coolum's Jaleesa Vincent, ahead of Alexandra Head

land's Sophie McCulloch in second, the Gold Coast's Ebony Wilson and fourth-placed Vittoria Farmer, of Noosa.


Series wraps up

MARCOOLA'S Nicholas Rubesaame won the second event of the Queensland Bodyboarding Titles yesterday at the "Ann Street" reef at Dicky Beach.

Kingscliff's Theo Hinchliffe led for three-quarters of the final before being pipped by Rubesaame.

Rubesaame also overcame Mountain Creek's Josh Keenan en route to the event win.

Shelly Beach's Zac Sonner, 27, won the drop knee division ahead of Highworth's Gary Thatcher (20.04).

The event wraps up the two-stop state title series.

Officials will meet to finalise a list of Queensland champions and name qualifiers for the Australian championships.

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