Zaffis surfs into finals’ day
Angourie surfer Chris Zaffis has followed up his ninth place at the Flight Centre Burleigh Pro with a fifth place at the Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro held at Cabarita Beach over the weekend.
On the penultimate day of the competition, Zaffis locked in an 8.50 for a combination of solid snaps and carves as he claimed an easy heat win and the chance to surf on finals’ day in the World Surf League qualifying series (QS1, 1,000) competition.
“I was nervous about how good it was, my legs were shaking because I didn’t want to blow any waves,” Zaffis said after the heat win.
“It’s so glassy it was hard to make out the contours of the wave, it’s a pretty good problem to have.
“It’s a beach break, but it feels like a point; I was getting four or five turns on every wave.
“I’m so stoked to make it to finals day and I hope conditions are like this again tomorrow.”
This week Zaffis surfs in Vissla Great Lakes Pro (February 7–11).
Share this post
Now you’re here …… the Independent would like to ask for your support. The community is reading our paper more than ever and embracing the content we produce, but advertising revenues across the media as a whole, are falling. Unlike other news organizations we do not charge for our publication – so, to keep our community connected and deliver the local news to your door we would like to ask for your help..... to keep the Independent bringing you all the local community news takes a lot of time, hard work and people power, But we do it because we believe our presence matters – who else tells it how it is, where it is, and what it is.
If you like our journalism, if you like the community news, if you like our sports coverage we would love it if you could help fund it, our future may depend on it. For as little as $5, you can support the Independent – Thank you.