Corey McLean

Corey McLean, of Miami Beach, Gold Coast Queensland has taken out the 2009 Australasian Rebel Sport Pro Tour, after progressing through to the semi finals of the Rebel Sport Pro.

McLean secured the number one spot over Jake Stone (Sunshine Coast, QLD) who was knocked out in his round four heat.

Corey has been rock solid all through-out the 2009 Australasian season and has been one of the most determined tour competitors over the past five years.

"It has been a long year and I pushed myself very hard to get through all of the events" said Corey.

"I am just so stoked and I need to thank all of my family and friends that kept on telling me that I could do it".

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Ewan Donnachie

Day four of the 2009 RAW National Titles and Rebel Sport Pro was once again held today at Duranbah Beach on the Gold Coast.

The day was filled with action both on and off the water, which included 2 times world champion Damien King (Port Macquarie) surfing and a 1.5 metre brown snake popping in for a visit to the 2009 national titles.

Conditions stayed similar to yesterday, with waves in the one metre range and despite the diminishing conditions through out the day the amazing weather keep punters happy.

King, the seasoned competitor did just enough to progress through to the forth round notching up a 12.47 combined wave total to take second place in his heat.

Winning the heat was Max Arent (Northern Sydney Beaches, NSW) who put together a stellar performance against the former world champion putting together a 2 wave combination of 16.14. The pair took down Ewan Donachie (Northern Beaches) and Jordan Putland (QLD).

"I worked myself up before that heat, I got two early waves and that gave me the lead I needed" said Max

"I am really enjoying the tour this year and it is great that all of the top guys are doing it and ripping, which is making it really competitive".

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Jarred Houston

Conditions cleaned up considerably today and Duranbah dished up some consistent 1.0 metres wedges.

Jarred Houston of Cape Town in South Africa put on the most unbelievable display of surfing and is now crowd favourite to cause a major upset at this years event.

Houston knocked up a phenomenal 19.43 combined wave total which included a perfect 10 for a massive Air Roll Spin (ARS) and a 9.43 as his second scoring wave for a huge invert.

Second in his heat Conor Nelson managed to only put together 10.43, with Simon Cowan placing third with 10.50.

"I am really happy with how things went, I think that I got the best two waves that came through today so I couldn't do anything else, I just had to hit them" said Houston

Jarred Houston moved from South Africa six months ago as he wished to further his career in Bodyboarding.

Since moving he's been caught charging waves on the South Coast of NSW and he is rapidly growing a solid reputation whose surfing has been compared to Ben Player by many in the bodyboarding fraternity.

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