Jeffreys Bay – The Billabong SA Junior Surfing Championship is set to take place at the Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay from 30 September to 4 October.
The time frame for this event – late September into early October – is historically ideal for surf in Jeffreys Bay, and the Lower Point is sure to deliver some great waves and top-class action
The SA Junior Championships is an intense team event, as well as a quest for the individual surfers’ personal honour and glory as they strive to become a South African Champion.
The competing teams this year will represent Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Eden, Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City, Ugu, eThekweni, uThungulu and the Development Academy team and eThekweni, the defending champs.
Apart from the focus on winning the Freedom Cup, which goes to the team that scores the most points across the three divisions and the bid for individual titles, surfers will contest a number of specialty events.
These will include the Billabong Bad Billy’s Tag Team Paddle Battle which is a 5-man inter-district tag team paddle battle, with the winning team getting R5000 for their district as well as the BOS Highest Heat Score Award which goes to the surfer who gets the highest heat score of the event. This prize is open to all age divisions across all rounds of competition, with the winner getting a custom designed BOS surf board, signed by Twiggy Baker.
Two other speciality events are the Von Zipper Airshow where the best aerial will win R2K plus a VZ Hamper and the DaKine Most Progressive Manoeuvre Award which is open to all age divisions across all rounds of competition and is for the most radical manoeuvre of the event. The winner gets a R5000 DaKine product hamper.
SkullCandy are sponsoring the highly competitive Stay Loud Team Spirit Award and the team with the best team spirit will win the trophy and R2500 for their efforts.
Then there is the Zigzag Blowing Up Award which is worth R2000 in cash and Zigzag subscription and goes to the most impressive surfer of the event.
The Billabong SA Junior Champs presented by BOS is proudly supported by DaKine, VonZipper, Skull Candy, Neff and Zigzag Surfing Magazine.
The Billabong SA Junior Champs is a Surfing South Africa event. Surfing South Africa is the recognised governing body for surfing in South Africa. SSA is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).