THIS Queensland life
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.