Young Guns At Camp Coastalwatch

At Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre in QLD, speed was the key for the latest young surfers who attended the three-day camp. Sixteen of the country’s most promising surfers now have better skills to take their surfing to the next level.

Camp Coastalwatch is open to surfers that are under 16 and show a desire to improve their surfing but have not yet reached the quarter- final at a national competition. The last camp of the year had an overwhelming response of almost 300 applications.

HPC Manager James Eggington had this to say about the participants:

It was an excellent group. They had a great attitude and were eager to learn as much as possible, they soaked up everything like sponges and all the information they were given could be seen in action in the surfing sessions which followed. One of the big changes at this level is speed generation. You create speed by lifting your arms after compressing your body and you could see that improvement in their surfing after they were given this guidance. I’m sure we’ll see some of the participants from this camp enjoying more competition success.

The young surfers who were chosen to attend were:


Jak Duggan (Bli Bli); Georgia Kervin (Palm Beach); Jackson Lynch (Coolum Beach); Zach Foster (Wurtulla).

South Australia:

Lachlan Schultz (West Beach). Tasmania: Eli Hohnke (Boat Harbour).

New South Wales:

Oliver Troughton (One Mile Beach); Paris Whittaker (Caringbah); James Beck (Wamberal); Elliot Lynch (Terranora).


Mac Lawless-Pyne (Elsternwick); Jai Ryan (Cowes); Tom Wright (Jan Juc); Lachie Baker (Torquay); Josh Cammarere Torquay).

All participants of this year’s third and final camp received world class coaching, plus a Silicon Coach DVD. Surfers skills were enhanced in the areas of technique, wave usage, education on “how to surf to judging criteria”, competition preparation and strategies, surf specific fitness training, wave selection, time management, psychological approach and competition analysis.

Jackson Lynch won a BASE surfboard and was named the camp’s Most Improved Surfer.

If you’re interested in upcoming camps, call HPC Manager James Eggington on (02) 6674 9868.

via: CoastalWatch

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One Response to “THE NEED FOR SPEED”

  1. Avatar of Rampage
    October 4, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    This sort of thing is pure gold and we would love to see an HPC open in Western Australia.
    There are a lot of surfers who watch and learn pro’s and semi pro’s though sometimes don’t quite know or understand what it is they are dong and why. These camps and or coaching sessions may help to dispel some of the mystery. Well done HPC and Surfing Australia.

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