Yet another day of excellent surfing and good, contestable waves was the order of the day for day 4 of the Hurley SA Junior Champs at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay.
Due to the large surf that was on tap for Day 3, the heats had been shuffled, and yesterday was a day of girl surfing, as the best junior girls surfing took to the three to four-foot waves that were running down the point.
Top performers in the Girls U13 quarter finals were Olivia Izzard from KZN Central, Gabi Lailvaux from KZN Central, Kai Woolf from JBay representing EP, Julia Ploughman from WP, Finn Musson from WP and Amy Launder from Southern Cape.
In the Girls U17 round 3, top surfers in the first heat were Teal Hogg from KZN central and Chanelle Botha from Southern KZN. Jade Mets from KZN central won the second heat, Anoush Zakarian from Boland clinched the third heat ahead of Olivia Brand from Southern KZN while Crystal Hulett smashed the fourth heat to win convincingly.
Crystal, from St Francis Bay, caught two excellent waves in her heat and rode them all the way through to the inside, for two high scores and victory.
The opening heat of the Girls U15 round 3 saw another surprise result, with Sophie Bell from KZN Central surfing well to win comfortably and Anna Jellema-Butler from WP in second, with local girl Kirsty McGillivray surfing for EP unfortunately getting eliminated along with Danica Stockigt from Border.
In the Boys U13 division there was a whole lot of action as well as some good waves pouring through, with just a touch of westerly winds puffing. Karl Steen from KZN central won his first heat and advanced along with Saxton Randall from KZN Central and local surfer Angelo Faulkner.
In the second heat Max Elkington from WP came out on top and went through along wit Julian Zens from Boland and Riaan Weiner from Southern Cape.
York Van Jaarsveldt from WP was the winner of heat three and advanced with Nathan Spalding from Southern KZN and Christian Brand, also from Southern KZN.
The wind looks like it’s going to go west for today, the final day, and with a good swell forecast it’s going to be an exciting finish.