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THOMAS WOODS TAKES OUT HINTERLAND TOYOTA OPEN

April 21st, 2010 Posted in Latest News

Queensland Surfer Thomas Woods Wins The 2010 Hinterland Toyota Burleigh Classic!

WOODSY FLOATING TO A WIN

WOODSY FLOATING TO A WIN

18/4/2010
Thomas Woods, 17, (Burleigh Heads, Qld), shot into contention for Queensland’s blue ribbon surfing title – The Open Men’s State Championship, after taking out the Hinterland Toyota Burleigh Classic in emphatic style.
Held in pulsing 1.5m waves at the infamous Burleigh Heads, the young Woods defeated a host of surfing stars including former Association Of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour competitor Troy Brooks (Currumbin, Qld), Corey Ziems (Currumbin, Qld) and Chris Bennetts (Narrowneck, Qld) who finished second to fourth respectively in a full-throttle, four-man final.
Giving away several years to his competitors in both age and experience, Woods exploded out of the gates in the final with a blistering 8.67 (out of a possible 10), going on to register a combined two-wave heat total of 16.40 (out of a possible 20) to Brooks’ 12.30, Ziems’ 8.03 and Bennetts’ 3.20.
“Burleigh delivered great waves for the Hinterland Toyota Burleigh Classic and to win in front of family and friends at your home break is always a great feeling,” Woods said.
“The QCC series is always a competitive series and I’m not getting to far ahead of myself, but to win a spot in the ASP World Tour Trials event at Snapper Rocks would be a dream come true,” he said.
Hinterland Toyota Burleigh Classic Final
1. Thomas Woods – Burleigh Heads 16.40 2. Troy Brooks Currumbin 12.30 3. Corey Ziems Currumbin 8.034. Chris Bennetts Narrowneck 3.20
Woods will now be looking to continue his good form as only two events remain in this year’s $16,000 four-event Queensland Championship Circuit.
The overall series champion will be decided based on a competitors best three-of-four results, with the top two competitors after four events set to compete against the world’s best surfers at the 2011 ASP World Tour Quiksilver Pro Trials.

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