WOOLWORTHS WA JUNIOR SURFING TITLES SET FOR AN EXCITING CONCLUSION IN GERALDTON THIS WEEKEND
The best junior surfers from across Western Australia will be converging on the Batavia Coastline this weekend for the third and final event of the Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles presented by SunSmart.
After starting in Margaret River back in March and stopping in Mandurah in May, the final stop of the Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles will see close to 80 young, frothing surfers battle it out at to decide who will represent WA at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles in South Australia in December.
An impressive list of young surfers from as far north as Carnarvon and as far south as Albany and everywhere in between, will spend their final weekend of the July school holidays competing along the surf-rich Mid-West coast.
“There's a lot on the line this weekend,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “All the groms are striving towards the Australian Junior Surfing Titles in South Australia later this year, and we still have multiple State Titles up for grabs this weekend so it's certainly going to be an exciting weekend of surfing.”
Light winds and a building swell are set to bless competitors aged from 9 through to 17 years of age, with Flat Rocks 30 kilometers south of Geraldton the most likely competition location. The reef break handles a wide variety of conditions and has played host to many State and National Title events over the years.
The blue-ribbon Under-18 Junior Boys division is set to create fireworks, with a number of surfers in a position to capture the State Championship this weekend.
“We have some unbelievable young talent coming through our five major surfing regions (Metro, Peel, South-West, Great Southern and the Mid-West) right now," said Surfing WA Sports Development Manager, Tom Dickson. “It's great to see the depth of talent spread right across the state and it's going to be an exciting event to be a part of this weekend.”
With State Titles in the Under-18 Junior Boys, Under-18 Junior Girls, Under-16 Cadet Girls, and Under-14 Grommet Boys still up for grabs, the weekend is set to provide plenty of highlights as surfers go all out in hopes of representing their state at the Surf Dive 'n Ski Australian Junior Titles at the end of the year.
Future Australian surfing champions will receive further help to ride the wave to success, with Woolworths expanding its commitment to the sport to include Surfing Australia’s six affiliated State branches Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles, with 18 events to be run nationally across 6 States in 2017/18.
At each event, Woolworths will connect its store teams with the sport and celebrate the next generation of champions in local communities in each state.
Surfing WA will be streaming live heat scores and results from the Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles so people can to follow the event anywhere on the planet. Be sure to follow all the action live at www.surfingwalive.asn.au
Heats will start at approximately 8am on Saturday with finals concluding on Sunday. For more information on this or any other WA surfing event, be sure to check out www.surfingwa.com.au or contact the Surfing WA Office on (08) 9448 0004.
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