Margaret River/Western Australia (December 1st/2019): The Under 16 Divisions got the 2019 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles underway today at Margaret River’s Main Break with 2-3ft clean conditions on hand.

It was New South Wales teammates Xavier Bryce (13.25 points), Nate Hopkins (10.05 points), Jarvis Earle (14.00 points) and Kobi Clements (11.10 points) impressing early on in the day, all winning their round one heats. West Australian local lad Danny Benedetti (11.50 points) progressed directly to round three after finishing second to Bryce in heat one of the day.

In round one of the Under 16 Girls, Grace Crawford (QLD -11.65 points), Lilli Cox (WA-12.25 points), Gabi Spake (NSW-14.40 points), Cedar Leigh-Jones (NSW-13.40 points), Mia Huppatz (VIC-14 points) and Jazz Wylie (VIC-12.50 points) all had wins to get their campaigns underway.

Allstars and MR Shield Schools divisions also got underway on day one of competition.

Surfers Point will be the primary event location for the 2019 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles. One of the most consistent and reliable waves in the region and home to WSL Margaret River Pro. This event offers a unique opportunity for surfers to compete at a current Championship Tour stop.

A summer swell magnet, Main Break can deal with a variety of conditions and handles the prevailing afternoon sea breeze as well as any other wave along the coast. South Point in Gracetown is the backup location if the swell gets BIG.

With past winners including World Champions Steph Gilmore, Chelsea Hedges, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Mark Richards, Tom Carroll and Damian Hardman, a win in this year’s event is a legitimate stepping stone to world stage glory.

The 2019 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles, which will run from the 30th November to 7th December, will again host individual divisions incorporating Under 14, 16 and 18 age groups along with Allstars and MR Shield Schools divisions.

The 2019 Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles are proudly supported by Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Margarets Beach Resort, Woolworths, 2XP Sunscreen, Hydralyte Sports, Pics Peanut Butter, Hyundai, Sport Australia, mySURFtv, Surfing Western Australia and Surfing Australia.