Surf Dive ‘N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles
Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
27 November - 3 December 2016
Pumping 4-6ft surf and blue skies greeted finals day at Phillip Island
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 December, 2016 - Victoria’s Phillip Island turned it on for the last day of competition at the 2016 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles with Flynns Reef providing pumping 4-6ft surf and blue skies for six individual national titles to be won.
Victoria had a day to remember with three individual champions in Xavier Huxtable, Sage Goldsbury and last but not least, India Robinson, who was part of one of the great junior finals in recent history.
Robinson came from behind in the Under 18 Girls final to claim victory after posting a perfect ten on one wave that can only be described as a masterclass in rail surfing, two massive hooks highlighting the young Victorian’s grace and power.
West Australian pair Jack Thomas and Jamaica Selby claimed outstanding national title victories in the Under 18 Boys and Under 16 Girls divisions while young New South Wales surfer Joel Vaughan claimed his maiden national title with a win in the Under 14 Boys final.
2016 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles – Individual National Champions:
Under 18 Boys Champion - Jack Thomas (Western Australia)
Under 18 Girls Champion - India Robinson (Victoria)
Under 16 Boys Champion - Xavier Huxtable (Victoria)
Under 16 Girls Champion - Jamaica Selby (Western Australia)
Under 14 Boys Champion – Joel Vaughan (New South Wales)
Under 14 Girls Champion – Sage Goldsbury (Victoria)
In the School Sports Australia divisions, champions were crowned in Under 19 Boys and Girls MR Shield and Under 16 Boys MR Shield as well as the School Surfing State Teams Trophy.