Words: Craig Jarvis
The competitors in the Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS were once again greeted to sublime 3-foot waves peeling down the Magnatubes reef.
Photo credit: Ian Thurtell
The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is a two-event junior series, with the second and final event, taking place at Seal Point from 25 – 27 September. This year there are 7 divisions, incorporating PST as well as WSL – rated divisions.
The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is the longest- running junior series in the world, and the richest junior series in the country. Magnatubes is the new contest venue, and is a great right-hand point-break, perfectly suited to the dynamic young junior surfers competing in this contest.
Kai Woolf is surfing two divisions (U14 and U16) and the nugget little goofyfooter has dominated every heat she’s surfed in. “Surfing two divisions definitely takes its strain so you have to make sure you eat the right food. But the waves are so fun so it’s cool to get the opportunity to surf more heats with so few girls out,” she said. Kai is originally from Jeffreys Bay but is currently living in New Zealand. “Coming home is amazing and this has always been home to me, but surfing in New Zealand has been so beneficial to my surfing. The waves where I live are so fast, so it’s speeded up my surfing.”
The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS forms part of the JBay Winterfest, a multi-sport and music festival in Jeffreys Bay from July 8 - 19. More details at www.jbaywinterfest.com
All results of the Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS can be found here: surfingsouthafrica.tumblr.com
Video highlights from day 1can be found here www.youtube.com/watch
The Billabong Junior Series Presented By BOS will crown champions tomorrow. The competitors will meet at 7:30am for a possible 8am start.