Culburra to host top juniors

THERE'S A MAYOR IN THERE: Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley in the surf with the Culburra Beach Boardriders. Photo: ETHAN SMITH

THERE'S A MAYOR IN THERE: Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley in the surf with the Culburra Beach Boardriders. Photo: ETHAN SMITH

AUSTRALIA’S best junior surfers will head to Shoalhaven in 2017 as part of the prestigious Surf Dive ‘N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles.

“We are excited to be hosting the Australian Junior Surfing Titles in the Shoalhaven and at beautiful Culburra Beach,” Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said.

“We wish all the contestants well and hope their families and support crews enjoy what our City has to offer.”

Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden is looking forward to bringing the illustrious junior titles to a region that has already spawned countless champions.

“The Shoalhaven region has long been considered one of the jewels of the NSW South Coast and over the years has spawned the likes of Owen, Mikey and Tyler Wright as well as Jordi and Ty Watson,” he said. 

“It’s a great privilege to be able to bring an event of this calibre to the region and showcase it to competitors from all around Australia.”

Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock, said the event would be a fantastic boost to the Shoalhaven.

“The South Coast is one of Australia’s best surfing regions, and it’s great to see the Australian Junior Surfing Titles coming to Culburra Beach next year,” she said.

Six states are represented at the titles across under 14, 16 and 18 age groups in both boys and girls divisions at the event that is considered the benchmark of junior surfing in the country and a legitimate stepping stone to world stage glory. The Australian School Surfing Association Titles will be part of the event again in 2017.

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