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 2018 Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is Huntington Beach, California, USA.

2018 Junior Team

Under 18 Boys Division
Caleb Cutmore (Hamilton)
Conor McLennan (Christchurch)
Kehu Butler (Mount Maunganui)

Non travelling reserve – Elliott Brown (Dunedin)

Under 18 Girls Division
Tiana – Breeze de Mooij (Mount Maunganui)
Kea Smith (Mount Maunganui)
Saffi Vette (Gisborne)

Non travelling reserve – Tegen Bishop (Christchurch)

Under 16 Boys Division
Kora Cooper (Raglan)
Myka Black (Christchurch)
Tom Robinson (Whangarei)

Non travelling reserve – Jack Lee (Whakatane)

Under 16 Girls Division
Ariana Shewry (Oakura)
Brie Bennett (Raglan)
Estella Hungerford (Christchurch)

Non travelling reserve – Georgia Wederell (Mount Maunganui)

2017 Results

Under 18 Boys
Kehu Butler (Mnt) – 11th
Jonas Tawharu (Mnt) – 29th
Elliot Brown (Dun) – 41st
Jared Gebert (Ohope) – 65th

Under 18 Girls
Raiha Ensor (Mnt) – 9th
Elin Tawharu (Mnt) – 25th

Under 16 Boys
William Van Der Beek (Mnt) – 41st
Caleb Cutmore (Ham) – 49th
Kaya Horne (Mnt/Queensland) – 65th
Dylan Preston (Mnt) – 65th

Under 16 Girls
Saffi Vette (Gis) – 11th
Tegen Bishop (Cant) – 33rd

Team Manager: Damian Glavan (Mnt)
Team Coach: Khan Butler (Mnt)

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:

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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