Ethan Ewing taking home the 2016 Australasia JQS Men's Trophy, Coolangatta, QLD.
Image credit: / Surfing NSW/Smith
“It’s been a really
busy few months at the start of this year with more JQS events than ever before
so I’m so happy to come out on top and win the overall series,” Ewing said.
“There is a really deep talent pool on this series and there were a number of guys
that could have won the series.”
With the series win
under his belt, the young Queenslander will now head to the World Junior
Championships (WJC) for his first time, and after his performance thus far in
2016, his fellow competitors should be on high alert.
“This will be my
first ever World Junior Championships so I’m really excited. I’ve always
watched them closely online and been so interested in where the winners go on
in their careers so I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
Ewing stayed busy
this year, competing not only in the JQS events but also in a number of the
Qualifying Series (QS) events throughout Australian and even in Martinique and
Indonesia. He won the Burleigh Pro and came runner-up in the Telstra Stores
Tweed Coast Pro.
“I think that
surfing in the JQS and QS events really helped me this year. When you have big
breaks in-between contests I feel you can lose focus. This year I was able to
just continue to focus on competing and keep the momentum going.”
Sometimes a break
out year for a competitor can be attributed to a change in the way they do
things or their life in general. This was not really the case for Ewing who
feels it’s just as much to do with his physical and mental development, with a
few helping hands along the way.
“Nothing changed too
much this year for me with training or equipment. I did a bit of work with
Stage Galbraith (Jack Freestone’s coach), which was good. I also got some good
advice from Glen ‘Micro’ Hall during the Avoca event as he is local there and knows
his stuff. That definitely helped. I travel with my Dad all the time which is
great, he sorts everything out for me with accommodation and travel and
everything so I can just focus on my surfing, my Dad is a huge help.”
appreciative of the extra events on the WSL Australasia JQS and QS calendars
and sees the great benefit it can have for competitors in the region.
“All the extra
events this year has been so good for the Australasian surfers. There are a lot
more points up for grabs which means more opportunity at getting seeded in
bigger events overseas which is really cool.”
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