Junior Team

Surfing New Zealand selects a New Zealand Junior Surfing Team annually.  The team competes at the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Championships held around the world annually.

The World Junior Surfing Championships is an IOC recognised event which attracts approximately 250 surfers from over 30 countries.

Surfers compete for both individual and team medals in both divisions.  The event includes a tag team event for the top eight nations from the previous event held.

Team Composition
3x Under 18 Boys
3x Under 16 Boys
3x Under 18 Girls
3x Under 16 Girls

Selection Criteria
Teams are selected using the Surfing New Zealand Selection Criteria.

Time Frame
The location of the 2019 Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is Huntington Beach, California, USA.

2019 Junior Team

Under 18 Boys Division
Caleb Cutmore (Hamilton)
Jack Lee (Whakatane)
Luke Griffin (Mount Maunganui)

Non travelling reserve – Taylor O’Leary (Muriwai)

Under 18 Girls Division
Estella Hungerford (Christchurch)
Georgia Wederell (Mount Maunganui)
Saffi Vette (Gisborne)

Non travelling reserve – Gabrielle Paul (Piha)

Under 16 Boys Division
Jayden Willoughby (Raglan)
Tom Robinson (Whangarei)
Jayden Willoughby (Raglan)

Non travelling reserve – Kopra Cooper (Raglan)

Under 16 Girls Division
Ava Henderson (Christchurch)
Brie Bennett (Raglan)
Natasha Gouldsbury (Taranaki)

Non travelling reserve – Liv Haysom (Piha)

Team Manager: Damian Glavan (Mnt)
Team Coach: Larry Fisher (Raglan)

2018 Results

Under 18 Boys Division
Caleb Cutmore (Hamilton) – 13th
Conor McLennan (Christchurch) – 17th
Shane Kraus (Piha) – 49th

Under 18 Girls Division
Saffi Vette (Gisborne) – 16th
Tiana – Breeze de Mooij (Mount Maunganui) – 31st
Kea Smith (Mount Maunganui) – 49th

Under 16 Boys Division
Myka Black (Christchurch) – 57th|
Kora Cooper (Raglan) – 65th
Tom Robinson (Whangarei) – 65th

Under 16 Girls Division
Brie Bennett (Raglan) – 19th
Ariana Shewry (Oakura) – 22nd
Estella Hungerford (Christchurch) – 43rd

Past New Zealand Results

New Zealand has been represented at ISA World Junior Championships since 2003 when the junior divisions were separated from the World Surfing Games.  Prior to this time the New Zealand Junior Surfing Team attended the World Grommet Titles since its inception in 1989.  The most recent results of the New Zealand Junior Surfing Team are as follows:

2018 – 12th
2017 – 10th
2016 – 10th
2015 – 15th
2014 – 10th
2013 – 9th
2012 – 10th
2011 – 10th
2010 – 7th
2009 – 7th
2008 – 6th
2007 – 4th
2006 – 7th
2005 – 7th
2004 – 5th (team points taken from tag team event)
2003 – 3rd (team points taken from tag team event)

Team Photos

Further Information
Further information on this event can be viewed by visiting the ISA website.

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