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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 2024 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is El Salvador.
The event will take place from : 3-12 May

2024 New Zealand Junior Surfing Team

Under 18 Mens Division
Taimana Marupo (Mnt)
Spencer Rowson (Tara)
Tai Murphy (Whaka)

Under 18 Womens Division
Sophia Brock (Mnt)
Ariana Walker (Mnt)
Poppy Arkle (Piha)

Under 16 Boys Division
Benji Lowen (AUS)
Alexis Owen (Dun)
Harrison Biddle (Wgm)

Under 16 Girls Division
Alani Morse (Raglan)
Lola Groube (Pau)
Indi Lee Ruddell (Whng)

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:

2024         El Salvador
2023 10th Brazil
2022 13th El Salvador
2021 Cancelled
2020 Cancelled
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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