The 3A Rated SA Surf Tour Importers Coffee Junior Classic will bring the 2019 Surfing South Africa SAST contest season to a close in Mossel Bay this weekend.
The Importers Coffee Junior Classic will feature many of South Africa’s top U12 to U16 surfers who will earn ratings points on the SA Surf Tour ratings and share R19000 in prizemoney.
Mossel Bay is a popular venue and conditions look set to test the surfer’s skills this weekend. Thirty heats will be run and all the scores of every heat will be available in real time of mobile devices and computers. In order to access this information during the event and to check the heart draw right now, go to www.liveheats.com/surfingsouthafrica
Top seed in the U16 Boys Division is Luke Van Wyk of Kommetjie with Reilly Mare of East London seeded second. Brad Scott of Kommetjie, who travels to Huntington Beach in California to compete in the ISA World Junior Championships as a member of the SA Junior Surfing Team, is third seed in this division. Christian Venter of Melkbosstrand is seeded fourth, Nate Spalding of Durban is seeded fifth and Nathan Plomaritis of Cape St Francis is the sixth seed. There are 21 surfers competing in the U16 Boys Division.
Catelin Plomaritis of Cape St Francis is seeded first in the U16 Girls Division with Leila Steytler of Kommetjie seeded second. Caroline Brown of Hout Bay, another member of the SA Junior Team that leaves for California on October 21st, is the third seed and 11 year old Anastasia Venter of Melkbosstrand is seeded fourth.
Nathan Plomaritis is top seed in the U14 Boys Division, River Gericke of the Wilderness is second seed and Joel Dace of Seal Point is third seed while in the U12 Boys Division Rory Dace, Ryan Schoon and fellow Kommetjie surfer Levi Kolnik are the top three seeds.
The combined U12 & U14 Girls Division contains two recently crowned SA Junior Champions in Anastasia Venter (U12) and Kommetjie surfer Sarah Scott (U14).
Surfers in the Importers Coffee Junior Classic will meet at Inner Pool carpark in Mossel Bay at 8am on Saturday morning where contest organisers will decide the starting time of the first round of heats and the schedule for the day.
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).