The Billabong SA Junior Champs presented by BOS, the country’s most prestigious surfing event for competitors aged 17-and-under, gets underway in the fabled high performance waves of Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay today and runs until Sunday 9 October.
The 20th edition of the five-day event will showcase the top young surfers from every corner of the coastline who have qualified for the SA Champs via gruelling trials conducted by their respective district associations.
At stake are individual national titles for Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 boys and girls along with the coveted Freedom Cup, which was introduced in 2003 and goes to the district whose team members accumulate the highest points tally across all age divisions.
“We’re really proud to be the sponsors of the Billabong SA Junior Champs presented by BOS,” said Billabong South Africa Marketing Manager Chad D’Arcy.
“This is the premier junior event on the Surfing South Africa calendar and to host it in our home town of Jeffreys Bay makes it even more special.
The Cape Town Surfriders team will be determined to retain the Freedom Cup while Nelson Mandela Bay, the 2014 and 2015 runners-up, will be hoping that local wave knowledge will tip the balance of power for them this year.