Excitement is building ahead of an all important second event of the Woolworths WA Junior Surf Titles presented by SunSmart, with some of Western Australia’s best junior surfers preparing to spend their school holidays competing along the metropolitan beaches.
Grommets aged between 9 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 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles to be held in Queensland 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 an awesome opening event in Margaret River last month which was blessed with clean and powerful 6-8 feet surf, competitors will have to adjust to Perth’s beach break conditions, with a positive forecast shaping up for a bumper field of frothing grommets.
“It’s shaping up to be a great weekend,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “I’m looking forward to seeing the groms battle it out with some great grommet waves forecast with offshore winds and the right amount of swell.”
George Simpson (Gracetown), Willow Hardy (Margaret River), Otis North (Yallingup), Maverick Wilson (Dunsborough), Olive Hardy (Margaret River) and Ace Flynn (Cowaramup) will be the surfers to watch after claiming impressive round one wins, but they’ll face no shortage of opposition from surfers travelling from as far afield as Geraldton through to Esperance and everywhere in between.
Local surfers who’ll be flying the flag on home turf this weekend include, Jack Mickle (Trigg), Skyla Tothill (Sorrento), Jesse Siedmiogrodzki (City Beach), Jack Lacey (Duncraig) and Sebastian Pellizzon (North Beach).
High performance coaches Damon Hayes and Ian Macpherson will be on site all weekend providing heat preparation, analysis and mentoring for WA’s new generation of surfing stars.
The action is set to commence at 7:20am on Saturday with finals taking place on Sunday.
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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 check out www.surfingwalive.com.au
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