Lee Duffield

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Sun Coast surfer aims for pro circuit honours

Local Coolum Beach surfer Shaun Clelland hits the waves to prepare for Sunshine Coast Pro

Local Coolum Beach surfer Shaun Clelland in training.

Coolum Beach local Shaun Clelland is set to make waves as he gears up for this month’s Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC) on the Sunshine Coast.

Queensland’s best junior surfers will slash it out for a chance at $2, 000 in prize money and a spot at the 2010 ASP Quiksilver Pro trials on the Gold Coast.

“I’m pretty stoked to be a part of the event.” Clelland said.

“To be given the chance to compete at the ASP trials is awesome.”

Sunshine Coast beaches will provide the battleground for the deciding event of the fourth and final stage of Australia’s state-based surfing circuit.

“The Coast has some sick beach breaks and the point breaks in Noosa are epic when the swell is up, so hopefully there’s some swell around next weekend,” Clelland said.

Surfing Queensland CEO Graig Harland said the Sunshine Coast boasts a world-class field of Queensland’s best surfers, with the Sunshine Coast pro set to put local surfers on the map.

“The Sunny Coast Pro continually elevates the benchmark of state-based surfing series and provides local surfers with a stepping stone for future professional endeavours,” Harland said.

Surfing identity and Coolum and Alex Surf owner, Neil Raaschou, continues to support  local ‘young guns’.

“The event is certainly the highlight of Surfing Queensland’s calendar on the Sunshine Coast and supporting local talent is truly exciting,” Raaschou said.

To enter the Sunshine Coast Pro visit www.surfingqueensland.com.