Billabong has announced the sponsorship of a Junior Series that will offer four contests held at beaches around South Africa.
The 2013 series will comprise Boys U12, U14, U16 and U18 divisions, as well as Girls U14 and U18 divisions. There is also an elite U20 invite-only division, with surfers selected via online voting. Six of South Africa’s top U20 surfers will be invited to compete in each event.
The series will be awarding R750,000 in money, prizes and giveaways. The prize money distribution is as follows:
– One Prize per division – winner takes all.
– U20 Girls and Boys R10k each
– U18 Girls and Boys R5k each
– U16 Boys R5k
– U14 Boys and Girls R2,5k each
– U12 Boys R2,5k
The Billabong Junior Series is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa event. National PST Points will be allocated to each division as per Surfing South Africa guidelines.
There will be no PST points allocated in the U20 division as it is by invite only.
Surfing South Africa is recognised by the South African Sports Confederation (SASCOC) as the governing body of the sport in South Africa.
Event 1 New Pier, Durban, 2/3 March
Event 2 Nahoon Beach, East London, 6/7 April
Event 3 Long Beach, Cape Town, 24/25 August
Event 4 Seal Point, Eastern Cape, 21/22 September.