Juniors head to surf festival

FIVE of the South Coast’s top surf talents will compete at this year’s Hurley BL’s Blast Off Event, which is the world biggest junior surfing festival for under 14s.

TALENT: Culburra's Keira Buckpitt will compete in the under 12s girls event.

TALENT: Culburra's Keira Buckpitt will compete in the under 12s girls event.

Ulladulla trio Kye Farmilo (U12s boys), Hayden Miniassian (U8s boys) and Claire Bierke (U14s girls) will be joined by Jervis Bay’s Kalani  McConell (U12s boys) and Culburra’s Keira Buckpitt (U12s girls) for the event which will run from Monday, September 26 to Thursday, September 29.

More than 360 keen groms will hit Palm, Avalon and Whale Beaches across the four day festival.

The quintet will not only compete in the event, but also get the opportunity to meet and learn from Aussie surfing legends including Barton Lynch, Layne Beachley, Tom Carroll, Rabbit Bartholomew, Terry Richardson, Damien Hardman, Ozzie Wright, Richie Lovett, and upcoming surfers like Cooper Chapman.

To follow how the South Coast junior stars are going at the four day festival, visit: www.blblastoff.com.au

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