Local JBay surfer Joshe Faulkner will be competing in this year’s inaugural Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS event 1 at Magna Tubes. © Kody Mcgregor

Juniors Surfers Gear Up For The First Event In The 2015 Billabong Junior Series Presented By BOS

In Winterfest 2015 by Kev

Jeffreys Bay – The first event of the Billabong Junior Series 2015 will take place this year at Magna Tubes. It is a three-day event, with a five-day waiting period from 1317 July. The contest takes place duing the JBay Winterfest – www.jbaywinterfest.com. The contest director will choose the best three days out of the waiting period to run the contest to completion.

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The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is the most prestigious and longest-running junior series in the world. The series started in 1997, and has already hosted 51 individual events over its illustrious history. Billabong has paid out over R1,3mil in prize money over this period to also make it the richest junior series in the country.

There are 7 divisions for 2015, and competitors are allowed to enter a maximum of 2 divisions.

  • U12 Boys – 1A PST Rated
  • U14 Boys & U14 Girls – 2A PST Rated
  • U16 Boys and U16 Girls – 2A PST Rated
  • U20 Boys and U20 Girls – WSL 1000 Pro Junior Rated.

There are a number of exciting Specialty Awards and Events as well as Series Awards, and these will be announced shortly. Co-sponsors for the event include VonZipper and Nixon.

To check out highlights from the 2014 series finale at Seal Point go here www.youtube.com/watch

The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa. Surfing South Africa is a member of the South African Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and is recognised by the Dept. Of Sport and Recreation as the national governing body for surfing.

About the World Surf League
The World Surf League (WSL) organizes the annual tour of professional surf competitions and broadcasts each event live at WorldSurfLeague.com where you can experience the athleticism, drama and adventure of competitive surfing — anywhere and anytime it’s on. The WSL sanctions and operates the following tours: the Junior Tour, Longboard Tour, the Qualifying Series (QS), the Big Wave Tour and the crown jewel of the sport, the WSL Championship Tour (CT) which determines the sport’s undisputed world champions.

Imagery and video content from previous 2014 events in the series can be found on the various Billabong Social Media platforms.

Facebook

Billabong South Africa www.facebook.com/Billabong.South.Africa
Billabong Womens South Africa www.facebook.com/BillabongWomensSA

Twitter

Billabong South Africa twitter.com/@billabongsa
Billabong Womens South Africa twitter.com/@bbwomens_za

Instagram

Billabong South Africa  – @BillabongSA
Billabong Womens South Africa – @Billabongwomens_za

The Series Hashtag is #BillabongJnr

For more details contact Chad D’Arcy
e. chad.darcy@billabong.co.za
t. 079 519 5990

or

Grant Beck
e. grant.beck@billabong.co.za
t. 079 332 9434

For media queries contact

Craig Jarvis
e. info@craigjarvis.co.za
t. 082 376 4443

High resolution images available for media outlets on request.