Some of Australia's best and most promising junior surfers can look forward to calling Culburra Beach home when the 2019 Hydralyte Sports Shoalhaven Pro Junior gets underway tomorrow.
The elite three-day World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) event will take place from the 24th - 26th May, 2019 and will feature over 120 competitors as they attempt to gain ranking points and potentially seal themselves a spot in the World Junior Championship.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said: "The Shoalhaven is so proud to be a part of this year's Australasian World Surf League circuit. The Shoalhaven coastline has firmly earnt its place on the national and international holiday surfing map and we welcome competitors, family, and friends of the competition to the region. Sharing our region through events like this, support the growth of this sport and also provide a great boost to visitation during our quieter seasons."
Having recently claimed the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series Pro Junior at Cronulla and the Gold Coast Pro Junior Dakoda Walters (Angourie, NSW) is hoping to extend his lead in the top-five on the 2019 Junior rankings.
"I'm really looking forward to the next few events on the Junior Series, especially heading down to Culburra," said Walters. "The rankings will be starting to come down to the wire by the time the event gets underway and I hope I can get a bit jump on the ratings and lock in my position for the World Juniors."
The Hydralyte Sports Shoalhaven Pro Junior will be proudly sponsored by Hydralyte Sports, Shoalhaven City Council, AirAsia, Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles, World Surf League and Surfing NSW.