Excitement is building ahead of all important second event of the Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles presented by SunSmart, with some of Western Australia’s best junior surfers preparing to compete Perth’s metropolitan beaches.
Groms 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 Woolworths 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 a challenging opening event in Margaret River back in March, competitors will have to adjust to beach break conditions with Trigg Beach through to Trigg Point providing multiple event locations.
Brock Launders (Margaret River), Ruby Berry (Augusta), Sid Englert (Gracetown), Ace Flynn (Cowaramup), Olive Hardy (Margaret River) and Cruz Macdonald (Geraldton) will come into round # 2 as the top seeded surfers after impressive round one showings, but they’ll face no shortage of opposition from surfers travelling from all WA’s surfing regions to compete.
Local surfers who’ll be flying the flag on home turf this weekend include, Coco and Banjo Laurie (Trigg), Jesse and Indie Siedmiogrodzki (City Beach), Jack Lacey (Duncraig) and Sebastian Pellizzon (North Beach).
Surfing WA High performance coaches an Macpherson and Paul Lipscombe will be on site all weekend providing heat preparation, analysis and mentoring for WA’s new generation of surfing stars.
“It’s shaping up to be a big weekend of surfing,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “After the first significant cold front passed through WA just days ago, we should have some new sand banks on offer along Trigg. I wish all our young surfers the best of luck.”
Competition will commence on Saturday morning, with finals set to take place on Sunday.
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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Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles presented by SunSmart:
Round 1 – Margaret River
March 26th – 27th 2022
Round 2 – Trigg Beach
28th – 29th May 2022
Round 3 – Geraldton
16th – 17th July 2022
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-Groms