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Surfing’s Future Bright: Portingale

  The Powerade Junior Pro surfing competition ended on a high note at the Sigatoka sand dunes yesterday. The two-day competition saw the emergence of Fiji’s young and upcoming surfers
27 Mar 2017 11:00
Surfing’s Future Bright: Portingale
(LEFT) Young surfer prepares for the Under-16 boys final. (RIGHT) Filo Buiuqe gets ready to participate in the U16 girls final of the Junior Pro at the Sigatoka sand dunes. Photo: Dawn Gibson

 

The Powerade Junior Pro surfing competition ended on a high note at the Sigatoka sand dunes yesterday.

The two-day competition saw the emergence of Fiji’s young and upcoming surfers who took on the region’s best from Samoa and Vanutau.

National surfing head coach, Ian Portingale commended on the hard work and efforts put in by everyone who took part.

“They have lifted their surfing levels and there’s hope for Fiji’s future,” he said.

“The kids’ ability to read the waves and negotiate the conditions was encouraging to see and a treat to watch. The future of surfing in Fiji is looking bright and these competitions are a great opportunity to show this.”

 

Results

The Under-19 boys division was taken out by Jimmy Tuitavuki, followed by Kalani Wakeham in second place and Api Camoro in third.

The U16 boys division saw Kalani Wakeham finishing in first place, Apisai Camoro came in second followed by John Vasea with Ulaiasi Tukana in fourth place.

For the U16 girls division, sisters Keisha and Kayla Wakeham took on each other in the finals, with Keisha coming out on top and Kayla settling for second place. Polly Chongsue came in third with Filo Buiuqe in fourth and Elena Chongsue taking out the fifth spot.

The event drew a lot of support from a large local following, with friends and families of competitors turning-up to show their support.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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