Scheduled for Friday to Monday, 21-24 September at Jeffreys Bay, the Mecca of SA surfing, the Billabong Junior Series will once again crown series a new champion in the Under 20 girls division.
Kommetjie-based Tarryn Chudleigh has built an unassailable lead in the Pro Junior girls, and her 2007 series championship has already been determined from the results of the four completed events.
Chudleigh earns one of the two invitations for girls to the World Champs in Australia, which includes airfare for the SA squad sponsored by First National Bank.
Acknowledged as the breeding ground of future surf stars, series events are staged at venues countrywide, annually and the current crop of SA surfers competing at the highest levels of internationally surfing, including Rosanne Hodge and Nikita Robb, are all former series champions.
The event will also feature a spectacular Von Zipper Air Show where the country’s best exponents of new-school aerial surfing really cut loose and the winner takes home R1 800 for successfully completing the single best manoeuvre in the air.
The Kustom awards of R500 and a pair of Kustom footwear go to the top local boy and girl and the prized Zigzag ‘Blowing Up’ award of R1 000 and its unique replica hand grenade trophy is at stake at each series event.
The Billabong Junior Series is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA) with the Pro Junior boy’s event also sanctioned by ASP Africa. The series is proudly supported by First National Bank, Palmers, Kustom, Von Zipper, Red Bull and Silver Bullet Productions.
The 2007 series started at St Mikes in February followed by Durban (March 29-April 1), Cape Town (May 17-20) and Victoria Bay (August 9-12). The 11th annual series champions will be crowned in the legendary surf venue of Jeffreys Bay (September 21-24).