Aaron eyes off c?ships
AGNES Water surfer Aaron Williams is riding into some early favouritism for The Rock Yeppoon Surfing Festival on April 1.
Williams is attempting to break into his first Queensland titles when he competes on the Capricorn Coast as the favourite in the under-18 division.
A new under-18 champion will be crowned at the festival with last year's winner Ollie Shaw, formerly of Rockhampton and now on the Gold Coast, stepping up to the open division.
The under-18 boys and girls champions will qualify to compete at the Queensland Junior Titles.
Surfing Queensland marketing manager Mark Winson said they were looking at 60 competitive surfers for this year's event.
Winson said they had also received a lot of interest from local surfers.
"The main emphasis of this event is going out there and having fun,'' Winson said.
"I've heard a lot of the locals have been in training.