THIS Queens­land life

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - UPFRONT - PHO­TO­GRAPH LUKE MARS­DEN ALI­SON WALSH

It’s early morn­ing at Snap­per Rocks on the Gold Coast with cloud rolling in and a chilly win­ter swell slap­ping the coast­line.

But the weather is no bar­rier to Jag­gar Bartholomew’s plans. The 14-year-old surfs daily re­gard­less, and Mars­den, down at the beach for his own morn­ing com­mune with the waves, cap­tures the Year 9 stu­dent tak­ing a fly­ing leap off the rocks to get started. Jag­gar is the son of 1978 world surf­ing cham­pion Wayne “Rab­bit” Bartholomew, and is aim­ing to join the pro­fes­sional cir­cuit once he fin­ishes school. He is the reign­ing un­der 14 Queens­land cham­pion and as well as hav­ing his fa­ther as his men­tor, he is coached by the Hur­ley High Per­for­mance Cen­tre, build­ing his skills one wave at a time.

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