MANDURAH is set to host to some of WA’s most exciting young surfers this weekend, with the second event of the Woolworth’s WA Junior Surfing Titles presented by SunSmart, attracting a bumper field of competitors from right across the state.
More than 100 boys and girls aged between 8 and 17 years will converge on the Peel coastline, vying for the chance to represent WA at the 2019 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles to be held in Margaret River later this year.
Local surfers headlining the field this weekend include brothers Phoenix and Maverick Wilson (Wannanup), Ryan Harvey (Secret Harbour), and siblings Sunny and Luxe Higgins (Falcon). This group along with others will be out to make the most of their home ground advantage when competition kicks off on Saturday morning.
Surfers from as far south as Albany, as far north as Carnarvon and everywhere in-between have signed up to compete, but it will be South-West surfers who will be keen to have the greatest impact in Mandurah.
Jed Gradisen (Gracetown), Zali Hewson (Margaret River), Finn Cox (Margaret River), Macklin Flynn (Cowaramup), Emma Cattlin (Yallingup) and Ruby Berry (Augusta), will be out to back up impressive performances from the opening event of the series in Margaret River in March.
City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said the area was proud to host this amazing event and showcase our beautiful coastline and great surfing locations.
“The WA Junior Surfing Titles are extremely popular providing young people with the opportunity to achieve their surfing dream,” he said.
“I wish all competitors the best of luck and encourage our local community to come along and show their support.”
Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks said it was shaping up to be a great weekend of surfing.
“The Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles are the launch pad for WA’s next generation of aspiring surfing champions to reach bigger and better things,” he said.
Small summer like surf is forecast for this weekend with favourable conditions set greet an excited bunch of frothing grommets.
The action starts at 7.30am on Saturday.
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. Visit Surfing WA Live.