ISABELLA NICHOLS

Coasters surf hard in QS1000 at Tweed

SURFING: The Sunshine Coast's Isabella Nichols has continued her strong start to her Qualifying Series campaign with a semi-final appearance in tiny conditions at the Tweed Coast Pro yesterday.

Fellow Sunshine Coast surfer Dimity Stoyle was knocked out in the quarter finals.

Nichols surfed superbly throughout the contest and fell to Mikaela Greene by just 2.25 points.

Greene went on to win the event to bag her second win on the trot in the NSW Pro Surf Series.

Greene put on a solid display of style and flow in the tricky waves and was able to amass a heat total 14.25, which left fellow finalist Eden Putland chasing an excellent 8.50 wave score.

"I don't think these last few results have hit me yet," Greene said.

"The Maroubra win still feels surreal.

"I'm on cloud nine at the moment.

"I'm really trying to iron out any flaws I have in this series of QS1000's and prepare for the upcoming QS6000 events in Newcastle and Manly."

Part-time Buderim resident and former WCT surfer Nathan Hedge was knocked out in round six.

The men's event was won by Jacob Willcox.

"I couldn't hear anything when I was out there, so I just continued to catch waves and hope for the best," Willcox said.