We all know how groms can hardly wait till their next session without frothing out, so you can be certain that most of the junior competitors entered into next week’s third leg of the Billabong Junior Series are going to be shaking in their booties with excitement at Long Beach – four months after competing in the previous stop in East London in April.
The juniors love competing – they’d have a surf-off to win a chocolate bar, but when you throw in over R750,000 worth of prizes, then you’re guaranteed some heated match-ups.
Slade Prestwich took out the Pro Juniors in East London, while Dylan Lightfoot took top honours in Durban (leg 1), but if you’re interested in finding out who’ll take the title in Cape Town, then you’ll have to head down to Long Beach on 24/25 August to find out.
Check out the official press release below:
BILLABONG JUNIOR SERIES presented by BOS #3 Heading For Cape Town
Kommetjie, Cape Town – The third event in the Billabong Junior Surfing Series presented by BOS is set to take place at Long Beach in Kommetjie next weekend 24/25 August. The country’s top junior boy and girl surfers will all be present, competing for the points and prize money on offer in this, the third event of the premier junior surfing series in the country. There is a total of R750,000 on offer in cash and prizes for the series, along with numerous specialty awards.
The U20 division is 3A PST rated, and there will be opportunities for surfers from other age groups to qualify for this division. Finalists in both the U18 Boys and U16 Boys divisions will compete for a limited number of slots into the U20 Boys division. There will also be opportunities for finalists in the U18 Girls division to qualify for the U20 Girls division.
All Aboard Travel have put up a Sportsmanship Award of a return ticket to Bali with four nights accommodation, valued at R17k for the surfer who displays the best sportsmanship over the series. BOS have an award of cash and prizes worth R20k for the Surfer Of The Series. There is also the VonZipper Flair Up Award and the DaKine Youthful Movement Award, as well as the Nixon Winner Takes All (WTA) contest where the surfer posting the highest heat score of the event receives a WTA engraved Nixon watch. Division winners will also be receiving an array of high-tech products from Sony.
The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa, recognised by the Dept of Sport and Recreation as the national controlling body for surfing. The events form part of the Pro Surf Tour (PST) with competitors in all the divisions earning points towards their 2013 PST rankings.
Facebook users can follow the event through the Billabong South Africa fan page www.facebook.com/Billabong.South.Africa and the Billabong Womens South Africa fan page www.facebook.com/BillabongWomensSA
Event 3 – Long Beach, Cape Town, 24/25 August
Event 4 – Seal Point, Eastern Cape, 21/22 September.