Bells Beach to host final stop of the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series presented by Hyundai
Coolangatta, Gold Coast/QLD (Tuesday, December 4, 2018) - The Hydralyte Sports Surf Series presented by Hyundai is set to again propel the country’s best young surfers into the future with the full support of Surfing Australia and the World Surf League (WSL).
The 3-event Pro Junior event series will include stops at the legendary Bells Beach, Cronulla and North Stradbroke Island, kicking off at the new Queensland location on January 12th.
“We’re excited to be involved in 2019, our second-year association, with the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series events, where we have the opportunity to see Australia’s best junior talent in action at iconic surf locations,” said Jonathan Biddle, VP Asia/Pacific Prestige Consumer Healthcare and General Manager Care Pharmaceuticals
The WSL sanctioned Pro Junior events, which includes 18 and under boys’ and girls’ divisions, form part of the 2019 WSL Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS), providing the winning athletes with an opportunity to win a coveted world title at the World Surf League Junior Championships in 2020.
“Having the Hydralyte Pro Junior Series is a huge help to any young surfer who is looking to gain experience at the next level before moving onto the qualifying series,” said 2018 Australasian / Oceania WSL JQS champion Zahli Kelly.
“ As a junior surfer you are still learning everything about competing in a WSL event and these events are the perfect starting point, with the ultimate goal of the qualifying for the WSL World Juniors.
Proudly supported by the WSL and Surfing Australia, the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series presented by Hyundai will provide an important event platform at a crucial point in the development of Australia’s leading junior surfers.
Hydralyte Sports Surf Series Event Dates and Locations:
Hydralyte Sports Surf Series - EVENT 1 - North Stradbroke, QLD - Jan 12 - 13, 2019
Hydralyte Sports Surf Series - EVENT 2 - Cronulla, NSW - Apr 27 - 28, 2019
Hydralyte Sports Surf Series - EVENT 3 - Bells Beach, VIC - Sept 24 - 25, 2019