Excitement levels are building ahead of the all important second event of the Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles presented by Think Mental Health, with over 100 of Western Australia’s best junior surfers preparing to compete along Perth’s metropolitan beaches.
A horde of frothing grommets aged between 8 and 17 years of age will converge on Trigg Beach from all corners of the State for the second of three events which will determine who will represent WA at the Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Titles to be held in Victoria later this year.
Many of WA’s top surfers cut their teeth competing at the Junior Titles as grommets, with Taj Burrow (Yallingup), Ry Craike (Kalbarri), Creed McTaggart (Margaret River), Jack Robinson (Margaret River), Claire Bevilacqua (Yallingup), Jacob Willcox (Margaret River) and Bronte Macaulay (Gracetown), all claiming prestigious State Championships in the past.
After commencing in Yallingup back in February, competitors will have to adjust to beach break conditions with Trigg Beach the location for three days of thrilling competition.
Macklin Flynn (Cowaramup), Willow Hardy (Margaret River), Maverick Wilson (Dunsborough), Olive Hardy (Margaret River), Cruz Uros (Dunsborough), Grace Cook (Cowaramup), Lily Naylor (Cowaramup) and Nate Spooner (Yallingup), will come into Trigg Beach as the top seeded surfers after impressive round one showings, but they’ll face no shortage of opposition from local surfers as well as those travelling from all WA’s surfing regions.
Surfing WA high performance coaches will be on site throughout the event, as well as well as Health Sciences staff from Norte Dame University who will be providing strength and conditioning testing for WA’s new generation of surfing stars.
With WA’s rising number of junior surfers the Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles has been expanded to three days to allow for maximum participation across all eight divisions being contested.
“This is a significant event with competitors looking to back up their results from Yallingup or make a strong impression on the rankings heading into the final event of the series in Geraldton in July,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “We’ve got a real emergence of talent here in Western Australia and I wish all of our competitors the very best of luck.”
Small, but clean conditions are forecast for the event window, with heats set to commence on Friday at 8am and run through til early
The Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles will be live streamed via www.streamer.com.au allowing people anywhere in the world to tune in and watch the action as it happens.
For more information on this or any other WA event be sure to log onto www.surfingwa.com.au and check out all the Surfing WA social media platforms for event updates and information.
Surfing WA acknowledges the State Government’s support through the Road Safety Commission and reminds all our traveling competitors and families of the dangers of sending a text message or using a mobile phone while behind the wheel – Remember #NoTxtNoWrecks.
Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles presented by Think Mental Health
Round 1 – Yallingup
February 4th – 5th 2023
Round 2 – Trigg Beach
26th – 28th May 2023
Round 3 – Geraldton
14th – 16th July 2023
Under 18 Junior Girls
Under 18 Junior Boys
Under 16 Cadet Girls
Under 16 Cadet Boys
Under 14 Grommet Girls
Under 14 Grommet Boys
Under 12 Micro-Grom Girls
Under 12 Micro-Grom Boys