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Young Surfers Take On The Waves

Young Surfers Take On The Waves
Our surfers to take on world’s best at ISA Open. Photo: Fiji Surfing Association
April 23
17:28 2017

Yesterday at Beach House on the Coral Coast the inaugural Kit Deger Memorial Junior Surfing event was held in clean surf around 1 metre in size.

The junior surfers some as young as nine took to the waves like pro’s and showed the new talent of Fiji surfers coming through. At the time of writing the results were still unknown.

The under-16 boys saw top Fijian surfers Kalani Wakeham, Api Comoro and John Vasea vying for the trophy. In the under- 12 boys, Kalama McKellar and Darcy Dwyer were impressive with some exciting surfing.

In the girls the Wakeham sisters Kiesha and Kayla again went head-to-head in the under 16’s and Kiesha backed this up by also competing in the under 12’s up against Maria Nailawa and Sienna Gough.

The generous support from Beachouse Resort ensured a great afternoon was had by competitors and spectators.



There’s 4 weeks before the Fijian Open Surfing team heads to Biarritz, France, for the ISA World Open surfing titles. At this year’s event some of the world tour surfers will represent their countries ensuring the surfing will be the best ever.

Tevita Gukilau, Lesi Navuwai, Inia Nakalevu and Che Slatter have been training hard in readiness of this opportunity. They desperately need your financial support. Our team of 4 will be managed by Fiji’s chef de mission John Philp.

There is a massive fund raiser event happening around May 11th at Vuda Marina. There will be several auctions ranging from accommodation, trips and surfing gear.

The team really needs all of Fiji to get behind this trip. Either go to the FSA Facebook page and click on the link “gofundme” or buy tickets to the massive fund raiser event.

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