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Junior Series Event 2

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The 2nd Junior Series Event was held at Vazon check out photos below from the days competitions. Great to see such a good turn out and so many juniors getting involved. A big thanks to everyone that helped out running the comps today 🙂


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Tom & Louis in Japan for ISA World Junior Champs!!!

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Local boys Tom & Louis are in the CISF Juniors Team for the 2017 ISA World Junior Championships.

Hyuga, Japan, September 20, 2017 – The world’s best junior surfers are set to gather in Japan to represent their nations and go for Gold at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Hyuga from September 23 – October

The CISF Junior team.

This is a historic event for Guernsey and CI surfing with the first ever CI team to compete at a world junior championship event! Get behind these guys and show them your support.

For updates and to wish them luck, follow on Facebook (links below):

Guernsey Surf Club on Facebook
CISF Facebook page

Watch LIVE: The ISA World Championship will be streamed live on from September 23 – October 1. 

Fans will also be able to watch the live webcast on the ISA’s Facebook page, International Surfing Association.           

See more and click on Channel Islands. 

10 Things You Need to Know about the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

Here are the ten things you need to know about the upcoming competition:

1. The Olympics

With Olympic Surfing set to make its debut in Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Games, the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will serve as a precursor to the high-performance Surfing that will be experienced in 2020. The event, which has proven to be an indicator who will become the future stars of the sport, will provide a preview of the potential future Olympians who could represent their countries at the Games in three years’ time.

2. The Records

Riding the Olympic wave of momentum that has allowed Surfing to penetrate new non-traditional markets around the world, the 2016 edition of the event made history as the largest to date with 347 surfers from 39 countries. The 2017 edition is expected to exceed these numbers, featuring more than 40 nations and leading to another record-breaking edition of the event.

3. The Rise of Team Japan

Team Japan made history in the 2016 edition of the event, earning the overall Team Copper Medal, their first-ever ISA junior team medal. The Japanese will return four surfers from their 2016 squad with the aim to win another team medal for the local crowd in Japan.

4. Watch the Event Live

The ISA World Championship will be streamed live on from September 23 – October 1. Visit the official event website for results, photos, videos and news pertaining to the competition.

Fans will also be able to watch the live webcast on the ISA’s Facebook page, International Surfing Association.           

5. VISSLA – The Title Sponsor

This year’s competition marks the fourth consecutive year that VISSLA has supported the World Championship as the title sponsor, bringing their youthful, unique energy to the world’s largest junior surfing competition.

Vissla is a brand that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. They embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. This is a surf-everything and ride-anything mentality.

6. The World Champions

 The 2017 edition will feature two teams that are fielding two past ISA Junior World Champions each. Hawaii will bring Summer Macedo (2015) and Brissa Hennessy (2016) and France will bring Leo-Paul Etienne (2014) and Thomas Debierre (2016).

The 2016 Gold Medalists are as follows:
U16 Girls – Caroline Marks (USA)
U16 Boys – Thomas Debierre (FRA)
U18 Girls – Brisa Hennessy (HAW)
U18 Boys – Weslley Dantas (BRA)
ISA Aloha Cup – Hawaii
Team World Championship – France

7. The History

The 2017 VISSLA ISA World Surfing Junior Championship will be the first time the ISA has held an event in Japan in over 27 years. The last time an ISA World Championship took place in the ‘land of the rising sun’ was when the 1990 ISA World Surfing Games graced the shores of Miyazaki and Niijima featuring future stars of the sport such as Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, and Taylor Knox.

Historically, the ISA has served as a glimpse into the future stars of the sport. Past ISA World Junior Champions include the 2014 WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA, 2010), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW, 2014, 2013), Filipe Toledo (BRA, 2011), Tyler Wright (AUS, 2010, 2009), Alejo Muniz (BRA, 2008), Laura Enever (AUS, 2008), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS, 2007), Julian Wilson (AUS, 2006), Owen Wright (AUS, 2006), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS, 2005, 2004), Matt Wilkinson (AUS, 2004), Jordy Smith (RSA, 2003) and Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA, 2015).

8. Social Media

The ISA will be posting live updates, photos and videos from the competition on social media. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat and don’t forget use the official hashtags #ISAworlds and #VISSLAISAworldjuniors.

Facebook:International Surfing Association (@ISAsurfing)
Snapchat: @ISA_Surfing

9. The Schedule

September 23: Opening Ceremony, Hyuga, Japan
September 23: Start of competition following Opening Ceremony at Okuragahama Beach
September 24: – October 1: Competition
October 1:  Closing Ceremony, Okuragahama Beach

10. The Mission

Recognized by the IOC as the world governing body for Surfing, the ISA’s mission is to create a better world through Surfing. This is accomplished through annual World Championships, membership development, educational programs, scholarship distribution and working towards Surfing’s inclusion in the Olympic Games.



Junior Series 2017 U14 event 1

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Congratulations to Tom Hook who took out the first of the under 14s Junior Series contests which was held at Vazon on Friday evening.

In what was a dominant display of progressive surfing, Tom showed his ever increasing skills in really fun 2-3 foot right handers and put on a display of mature surfing that was way beyond his years.
With the absence of Joseph Gaudion due to recently breaking his arm, Tom’s closest rival was was Ethan Norman who continues to improve, and managed to match Tom for the first half of the final where the wave scores were still close.
But then in the second half of the final, Tom put his foot down and showed his local knowledge by picking off the right waves that reeled beautifully and allowed him to rack up some impressive scores including what was the first ever 10 point ride in a Junior contests and backed up by an 8 point ride.
The surfing on display would have put him in good stead in the men’s open, so to see this in a junior competition was truly impressive.
Congratulations Tom and to all who took part.

U14 Event 1 – Results:

1st Tom Hook
2nd Ethan Norman
3rd Wil Montgomery
4th Molly Norman
5th Mya Gurney

Junior Series 2017 u10 event 1

Junior Series 2017 U10 Event 1

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Ed Cooper steals gold in the first of the under 10 junior series events held this weekend in ideal 1-2 feet waves at sunny Vazon.

Ed made the most of the conditions, which were perfect for the under 10’s, and with some notable absentees due to holidays, he was able to go on and take out the final in his first Junior Series contest.

In a new format we wanted to give recognition to the little ones that are finding their feet and progressing well with parental help, but also reward the kids that are able to get out there on their own and get waves, so for this we held a repechage final for those who didn’t make it through their first heat, and gave them the opportunity to surf again.

Congratulations to all who took part, and for those that weren’t able to make it, please remember that the leader board points at the end of the year are taken from the best 2 out of the 3 contests, so even if you missed this one, there’s still plenty of opportunities in the next comps.

U10 Full results below:

1st Ed Cooper
2nd Rueben Montgomery
3rd Emile Le Compte
4th Dylan Colley
5th Florrie Cooper
6th Seb Browning
7th Remie Le Compte
8th Indi Warren

The ‘Rippers & Shredders’ finals 🙂

Ripper’s Final
Ed Cooper
Reuben Montgomery
Emile Le Compte
Dylan Colley
Shredder’s Final
Florrie Cooper
Seb Browning
Remi Le Compte
Indi Warren

So the U10 leaderboard, going into event two as the competitors head to Tahiti, stands as…

Ed Cooper 200
Reuben Montgomery 175
Emile Le Compte 150
Dylan Colley 125
Florrie Cooper 100
Seb Browning 90
Remi Le Compte 80
Indi Warren 70