Just Chell-ing Out

Lennox Chell in action at the NSW Junior State Title Photo: Josh Brown / Surfing NSW

Surfing: Avoca surfer, Lennox Chell, has taken out top honours in the Under-18 men’s division at the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles at Sawtell Beach.

Chell, the goofy-footed dynamo and former Under-14 NSW Champion, put on a consistent display of backside rail-surfing in the final on Monday, August 10, to finish with a 12.93 two-wave heat total and claim the title ahead of fellow goofy-footer, Jarvis Earle, from Cronulla.

On the weekend, Chell progressed through to the final after finishing second in the qualifying semi behind Jarvis Earle, and earlier, winning his quarter-final with a very impressive two-wave score of 17.33, one of the highest scores recorded for the event.

Chell has a long string of titles to his name over many years of junior surfing.

Earlier this year, he set his sights on State titles after taking out second place in the 2020 Carve Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series 1000 at Maroubra Beach, where he was narrowly edged out by Angourie’s Dakoda Walters in the men’s final.

The Junior State Titles, which commenced last week and wrapped up on August 12, has featured many of the State’s best junior surfers, all competing for a coveted state title.

Unlike previous years, where all qualifiers for the event were determined by eight individual regional titles, the 2020 event invited all junior competitors to enter directly in their respective age divisions.

Ross Barry

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