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
4x Under 18 Boys
4x Under 16 Boys
2x Under 18 Girls
2x Under 16 Girls

Selection Criteria
Teams are selected using the Surfing New Zealand Selection Criteria.

Time Frame
The location of the 2017 Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is yet to be confirmed.

2016 Results

Under 18 Boys
Jonas Tawharu (Mnt) – 33rd
Manu Scott – Arrieta (Sandy Bay) – 49th
Lee Ririnui (Mnt) – 97th
Daniel Farr (Tara) – 97th

Under 18 Girls
Raiha Ensor (Mnt) – 7th
Britt Kindred (Muriwai) – 41st

Under 16 Boys
Kehu Butler (Mnt) – 7th
Kaya Horne (Mnt/Queensland) – 13th
Elliot Brown (Dun) – 37th
Jared Gebert (Ohope) – 37th

Under 16 Girls
Elin Tawharu (Mnt) – 3rd
Kea Smith (Mnt) – 25th

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:

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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