2018 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Championships off to a good start at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay

Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay, the venue for the 2018 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Championships, has been generous to the over 200 surfers who are in this famous surfing town to compete in the biggest junior surfing event on the National calendar.

Fine weather and highly contestable surf along with some top rate surfing from the competitors, all aged 18 and under, have been among the highlights of the Championships so far. The contest ends with the eight division finals on Sunday October 7th.

The event got underway with the official Opening Function in the Sea Harvest Tent at Lower Point on Tuesday evening where the singing of the National Anthem preceded the awarding of National Colours to the 2018 South African Junior Team. The team will compete in the ISA World Junior Championships in California from October 24th to November 5th.

The 2018 Sea Harvest South African Junior Championships is celebrating its 22nd anniversary and its sixth year in a row at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay.

Surfers are competing for individual national titles in the Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 boys and girls Divisions. Points are allocated for positions achieved and these points will determine which District will win the coveted Freedom Cup.

Defending Champions Cape Town Surfriders and former champions eThekweni Surfriders and Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders have all made a strong start on the first two days but there are three more days to go and anything can happen.

Liveheats will provide up to the second wave scores to all mobile devices and PC’s on each day of the Sea Harvest SA Junior Championships. To access this information go to www.liveheats.com/surfingsouthafrica  Heat results are updated on this platform as they are completed.

Updates and photos will be published throughout the event on the Surfing SA Facebook page and a 26 minute overview of the event will be broadcast on Supersport later in October.

The Sea Harvest SA Surfing Championships is a premier Surfing South Africa tournament. Surfing South Africa is the recognised governing body for the sport in South Africa and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), the African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The event is sponsored by Sea Harvest and supported by the Kouga Municipality and the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

The newly capped 2018 South African Junior Team. photo Kody Macgregor.

 

Ugu Surfriders Team Captain Senzo Shange in action. photo Kody Macgregor