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Sierra Kerr and Jarvis Earle win QS3000 at URBNSURF 

Ladybird and Stab Innocent domination.

elsewhere // Feb 4, 2024
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Australia’s two most recent World Junior Champions, 2023 World Junior Champion Sierra Kerr (AUS), and 2022 World Junior Champion Jarvis Earle(AUS), have taken out the Quey 3000 at URBNSURF Melbourne. It was the first QS win for 16-year-old Ladybird Sierra Kerr and the second for 19-year-old Stab Innocent Jarvis Earle of Cronulla.

In a close contest against Victorian Ellie Harrison, Sierra Kerr required a 8.51 on her fourth and final wave. The Stab High Lakey Peak champion strung a series of critical snaps to achieve a 8.63 on her last ride, securing her much-anticipated victory after backing up an initial 8.00 ride.

Jarvis opened the Final against Alister Reginato with a near-perfect 9.50, the equal highest single wave score of the day. Earle, who placed runner-up in 2022’s Rip Curl Pro URBNSURF, whipped his backhand re-entries past 12 before spinning a lightning-fast reverse on the end section. Reginato was unable to tap into his previous commanding form. Earle closed out on his final wave with a 9.37 to post the highest heat total of the event, 18.87 (out of a possible 20).

The win sees Earle sitting No. 4 on the Australia / Oceania rankings, within the qualification cut line for the 2024 Challenger Series. Kerr sits in No. 7, though her World Junior Title has already guaranteed her a place on this year’s Challenger Series.

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