The next wave

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Lilli Cox.
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Surfers Point will host a battle between the sport’s best juniors this weekend.

The WA Junior Surfing Titles fire up tomorrow, with this week’s heavy weather expected to play its part in the world-renowned waves.

Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks said local riders were expected to dominate the competition, which has more than 100 registrations and is held in the same waters as next month’s Pro.

“We’re thrilled to be heading to Margaret River for the opening event of the Woolworths State Title Series,” he told the Times.

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“It’s an amazing opportunity for our junior talent to compete at a World Championship Tour location. The forecast is shaping up to be a memorable one with a building swell and positive winds on the cards.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for WA’s best young juniors to test themselves.

“I’m sure all our competitors dream to one day be part of the Championship Tour, but for many of them, this is as big as it gets — but for others, this is a fast track to the big time.”

Winners are set to travel interstate later this year for the national titles.

Majeks singled out 2020 national champ Solomon Pogue-Englert from Gracetown and Taj’s Small Fries winner Zali Hewson as the two to watch in the signature under-18s events.

Women will be represented by the Hardy sisters, Willow and Olive, as well as Augusta Ruby Berry.

The region is also expected to field a strong contingent in the under-12 micro-groms division.

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