Sunday October 13th 2019- Reilly Mare of East London and Caroline Brown of Hout Bay won the U16 Boys and U16 Girls titles respectively at the 2019 edition of the Importers Coffee Junior Classic which was completed in good 3 foot surf at Inner Pool in Mossel Bay today.
These were first time 3A Rated SAST victories for both Mare and Brown.
Mare beat the in form Brad Scott of Kommetjie into second place. Scott, who leaves for the ISA World Junior Championships California with the SA Junior team next Sunday, finished ahead of Nathan Plomaritis of Cape St Francis and Nate Spalding of Durban who were third and fourth respectively.
U16 Girls Champion, Brown, is also a member of the SA Junior Team which will compete in California and her confidence going into the World Championships is sure to have been boosted by this victory. Katie Winter was second ahead of fellow Kommetjie surfers Sarah Scott and Leila Steytler.
Nathan Plomaritis won the U14 Boys final beating fellow Cape St Francis surfer Joel Dace into second place. Mossel Bay local Wulf Erhardt was third and River Gericke of the Wilderness came fourth.
2019 SA U14 Champion Sarah Scott won this division, beating Maya Figl of Cape Town into second place. Olivia Winter of Kommetjie was third, SA U12 Champion Anastasia Venter came fourth with another U12,Yannah Figl, taking fifth spot.
In the U12 Boys Final Rory Dace of Cape St Francis beat Kommetjie surfers Ryan Schoon and Levi Kolnik into second and third respectively. Local surfer, Jesse Olivier was fourth.
The 3A Rated SA Surf Tour (SAST) Importers Coffee Junior Classic brought a hugely successful 2019 SA Surf Tour contest season to a close in fine style.