WA’s top young surfers head to Margaret River for state titles | Augusta-Margaret River Courier
Nearly 100 of Western Australia’s top junior surfers prepare to converge on the wave-rich Margaret River region this weekend, for the opening event of the 2022 Woolworths State Junior Surfing Titles presented by SunSmart.
Carnations aged 9-17 will meet for the first of three events to determine who will represent WA at the Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Titles to be held in Queensland later this year.
Surfers from as far north as Kalbarri, as far south as Denmark and everywhere in between will face the famous Surfers Point swell.
The weekend presents an incredible opportunity for WA’s new generation of surfers to compete at a World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) venue, with the likes of Jack Robinson, Jacob Willcox and Bronte Macaulay providing a pathway and an inspiration to all. incoming young people.
The South West locals will be there to make the most of their home advantage and a positive surf forecast this weekend.
Otis North (Yallingup) will lead the charge in the Blue Ribbon Under-18 Boys division.
After recent success at King of the Point, North’s surf is perfectly suited to the waves around Margaret River.
Brock Launders (Margaret River) and Jake Hagan (Geraldton) will also be ones to watch.
Zali Hewson (Margaret River), will headline an impressive number of girls attending the event, including Isi Campbell (Denmark), Ruby Berry (Augusta) and Lilli Cox (Margaret River).
“It’s shaping up to be a great weekend of surfing,” said Justin Majeks, Surfing WA’s events manager.
“We are closely monitoring the movement of Tropical Cyclone Charlotte, but forecasts indicate increasing swell and favorable winds.
“I’m sure all of our competitors dream of one day being part of the WSL Championship Tour, and for many this is the start of that journey.”
High performance surf coaches Mike McAuliffe and Mia McCarthy will be at the event all weekend to provide on the beach coaching to WA’s newest surfing stars.
Coaches will mentor surfers and provide in-depth site analysis, strategic heat strategies and provide post-heat feedback for further reflection and future development.
The competition will start on Saturday morning from 7:00 am and the finals will take place on Sunday.
Surfing WA will be streaming heat scores and Woolworths WA junior surf title results live so people can follow the event all over the planet.