Young Surfers Prepare For Round 2
Competitors are getting ready for Round 2 of the Rip Curl Micro Grommet Series at Swimming Pools, next Saturday, November 5.
The interest in current points standing is heating-up with most competitors training to improve their points and in turn their standing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
In the Under-14 boys John Vasea is leading with 32.8, Ulaiasi Tukana on 30.4, Samuela Rawaqa 28.5 and Thomas Steele on 25.6. The Under-14 girls see Kiesha Wakeham on 35.5, sister Kayla on 30, Linieta Raluni on 22.5 and Filomena Vakarusabai on 18.5.
The Under-12 boys is close with Samuela Navuso on 34.7, Brandon Koroi on 31.5, Saimoni Vakarusabai on 29.5 and Josefa Kali on 26.7. Girls Under-12 sees Kiesha Wakeham out in fromt with 32.9, Doris Rounds on 25.9, Troika Tinounimidra on 20 and Michelle Balenasiga on 19
Some great scores by the Under-10 boys with Kalama McKellar on 33.6, Julius Campbelll on 31.5, Kini Labalaba on 26 and James Kusitino on 17.3. The girls also showed plenty of style with Kiesha Wakeham on 38.7, Ulukilupete’a Kurop on 34.1, sister Havana on 28.2 and Alena Chong Sue on 22.2
All divisions are close and Swimming Pools will decide the top 3 places. Our sponsors have been awesome, Rip Curl, Jack’s, Fiji Surf Co, McDonald’s, BSP Bank and Vatuvara Island. Thanks again for your support in developing surfing in Fiji.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has heralded a new era of cooperation with the World Surf League (WSL) after the latter endorsed the participation of professional athletes in the ISA World Surfing Games which will take place in France on May 2017.
The ISA and the WSL worked together to find a date for the ISA World Surfing Games that fits in the WSL calendar and enables the WSL Championship Tour surfers to participate in Biarritz. The ISA and WSL are strengthening relationships and reaffirms the participation of the world’s top surfers when the sport makes its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Surfing will also be included in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.
Some exciting news from the ISA that two of our juniors have received scholarships. Both John Vasea and Kiesha Wakeham received funding from the international body to assist them aspire to be world class surfers. I’m sure both will put the money to excellent use.