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Champions Crowned At The 2015 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles


Kai Warner pulling into a classic cylinder tube and riding it for what seemed an eternity / Photo ®Surfing Australia

Six individual champions and six national schools team champions were crowned on the final day of competition at the Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles in amazing waves at Cylinder Beach.

SDS Australian Junior Surfing Titles:

U18 Boys
Kai Warner (NSW) 15.50

U18 Girls
Sophie McCulloch (QLD) 12.65

U16 Boys
Kyuss King (NSW) 18.75

U16 Girls
Macy Callaghan (NSW) 17.50

U14 Boys
Xavier Huxtable (VIC) 14.75

U14 Girls
Zahli Kelly (QLD ) 15.50

Six states were represented at the titles across Under 14, 16 and 18 age groups in both boys and girls divisions at the event that is considered the benchmark of junior surfing in the country. The Australian School Surfing Association Titles will be part of the event again in 2015.

The 2015 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles will determine the selection of all positions on the Australian Junior Surf Team for the 2016 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in the Azores islands of Portugal.The competition will be held at Praia do Monte Verde, Ribeira Grande, São Miguel Island from September 17-24.

In addition to the prestigious title of Australian Champion, winners of the under 16 boys’ and girls’ individual age divisions receive a wildcard entry into the seven Subway Pro Junior events sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL).

With past winners including World Champions Steph Gilmore, Chelsea Hedges, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Mark Richards, Tom Carroll and Damian Hardman, a win in this year’s event is a legitimate stepping stone to world stage glory.

The 2015 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles is proudly supported by naming rights sponsor Surf Dive ‘n Ski, Redlands City Council, Stradbroke Island Holidays, Stradbroke Ferries, School Sport Australia, Nikon, Subway, Surfing Australia, Surfing Queensland and the Australian Institute of Sport.

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