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Community surfing programs seed competitive Victorians

India Robinson © Surfing Victoria / Elley Harrison






Surf Dive ‘N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles

Surfing Victoria
Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
27 - 30 November, 2016

Girls champions India Robinson and Sage Goldsbury started with the Surfing for Girls program

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 December, 2016 - The 2016 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles held on Victoria’s Phillip Island has highlighted the continued strength of the Victorian Junior Development pathway with three Australian Champions hailing from Victoria.

Under 18 Girls Champion India Robinson (Jan Juc) and Under 14 Girls Champion Sage Goldsbury (Phillip Island) both started their surfing journey via the Surfing for Girls program. The program, which last week wrapped up in South Gippsland, is state-wide and uses positive female role models to promote healthy habits, water safety and surfing skills.
Under 16 Boys Champion Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc), followed a similar journey, participating in the #ISURFWITH program (previously Surf with the Boys) before graduating to the Victorian Junior Series.
Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson believes that these formative programs are the key to Victorian success.
“It’s a great thing to see surfers begin their surfing journey through programs run by Surfing Victoria or the Surfing Victoria affiliated Surf School Network,” said Robertson. “For surfers such as Sage, India and Xavier to have all come through various programs and high performance pathways Surfing Victoria is a part of, and seeing them all win National titles truly highlighted the importance of these core surfing programs that run throughout the state.”
“It’s only now we are beginning to see the true impact these introductory surf programs have on peoples lives and potentially offering these surfers pathways into becoming professional athletes in the sport of surfing and even become Olympians competing for Australia!”

The Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles Presented by the Bass Coast Shire and Victorian Government was held on Phillip Island from November 26 - December 3rd and brought together the top junior surfers in the country.
The Surfing for Girls Program is proudly supported by Global Surf Industries, VicHealth, Cancer Council Sunscreen and HIF Australia. The #ISURFWITH Tour is proudly supported by Play it Safe by the Water, VicHealth, Global Surf Industries, Cancer Council Sunscreen and HIF Australia.

Liam Robertson

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