WA Junior Surfing Championships
Surfing Western Australia
Geraldton, Western Australia
Western Australia's best juniors converge on Geraldton
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 July, 2015 - Geraldton, Australia - The best junior surfers from across the Western Australia will be converging on Geraldton this weekend for the third and final event of the WA Junior Surfing Titles presented by SunSmart.
After starting in Margaret River back in March and stopping at Trigg Beach last month, the WA Junior Surfing Titles will see close to 100 surfers battle it out along the surf rich Batavia coastline to decide who will represent WA at the National Titles in Queensland in December.
"There's a lot on the line for our competitors in Geraldton," said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. "We've still got six State Championships up for grabs and we'll be deciding the positions for the team to travel to North Stradbroke Island for the Aussie Titles."
An impressive list of young surfers from across WA will be spending their final weekend of school holidays competing in Geraldton.
Hot off some great results on the East Coast over the past two weeks, Duke Nagtzaam (Yallingup) and Mia McCarthy (Margaret River) come into the event with good form and will highlight the Under-18 Junior Boys and Girls divisions respectively.
“We have some unbelievable young talent coming through our main surfing regions (Metro, Peel, South-West, Great Southern and the Mid-West) right now," said Surfing WA High Performance Manager, Mike McMonigal. "It's great to see the depth of talent spread right across the state and it's going to be an exciting event to be a part of."
The weekend also marks the continuation of the Geraldton Festival of Surfing, which will see surfers enjoying Geraldton’s ideal winter conditions at some of the City’s most iconic surf locations between June and September.
City of Greater Geraldton Deputy Mayor, Neil McIlwaine, said this weekend's event will showcase the best of local surfing talent as well as talent from around the state.
“We’re a hotspot for surfing here and the winter weather makes for perfect conditions,” he said. “It’s an exciting partnership with Surfing WA and we hope this event is something we can continue into the future to line up with our strategic plans to enhance tourism and events which will have a positive economic overflow into our community.”
A building swell and prevailing northerly winds are set to keep things interesting this weekend, but with a variety of locations including Back Beach and Flat Rocks at their disposal event officials are confident of finding the very best conditions on offer.