Brad Scott made it three out of three in the U16 Boys Round one heats yesterday when he joined teammates Daniel Emslie and Luke Thompson in Round Two of the Visla ISA World Junior Championships in Huntington Beach, California.

Zoe Steyn made a good start in the U16 Girls Division as she cruised through to Round Two where she was joined by team mates Ceara Knight, who dominated a wave starved heat, and Kayla Nogueira.

There were mixed fortunes for the U18 Boys in Round two where Tide Lee Ireland posted a second place behind Tommy Coleman of the USA to advance to Round Three. Luke Slijpen pushed Australian Micah Margieson into second place and joined Ireland in the next Qualifying Round but Eli Beukes placed third and will continue his campaign in the Repercharge rounds.

After a good start on Day One, all three South African U18 Girls felt the pressure in Round Two and dropped into the cut throat Repercharge rounds where they will have to finish in first or second place to keep on advancing in the event.

The third day of competition has just begun in better surf than the first two days and Daniel Emslie has already made it through to Round Three.

Round two of U16 Boys and U16 Girls will continue at the North Podium today while the U18 Boys and U18 Girls Repercharge Round One will take place at the South Podium today.

The 2019 Visla ISA world Junior Championships features 343 surfers from 44 nations. It runs throughout the week and ends on Sunday November 3rd. Four World Champions will be crowned alongside Aloha Cup Champions and the overall Team Champions. Heats can be watched live right now by going to 

Photos, videos and up to date results are also available on

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)

Zoe Steyn. Photo ISA – Ben Reed

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