The Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team Within Striking Distance at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

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Hyuga, Japan, September 29, 2017: The Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team is within striking distance of the team rankings with only three days remaining at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship.

In what is set to be a closely contested race for Gold, the defending World Champion France, Australia, and Japan trail the USA.

In the Under 18 Boy’s, Dylan Moffat won his Round 4 heat, while two members of the Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team, Samson Coulter and Morgan Cibilic are still alive moving through to Round 6 of the Repercharge.  

In the Repercharge rounds, Jack Thomas was eliminated in Round 3, finishing third in his heat.

Alister Reginato and Jagger Bartholomew won their Under 16 Round 4 heats and will be joined in Round 5 by Mikey McDonagh, who finished behind Bartholomew.  In the same round, Xavier Huxtable was relegated to Repercharge.

In the Under 18 Girl's Round, India Robinson and Zahli Kelly are through to Repercharge 5. 

The 16 Girls saw Jamaica Selby eliminated in Repercharge Round 3, while Sophia Fulton won through to Repercharge Round 5 after wins across Round 3 and 4.

The official Surfline forecast is calling for the current swell to fade on Friday with waves in the 1-3 foot range.

The event will be streamed live on www.isaworlds.com September 23 – October 1.

The schedule for Friday’s competition is as follows*:

Podium 1 (live webcast)

·         7:00am-8:00am – 4 heats Boys U-18 Repechage Round 6

·         8:00am-8:30am – 2 heats Girls U-18 Repechage Round 5

·         8:30am-9:10am – 2 heats Boys U-18 Main Event Round 5

·         9:10am-9:40am – 2 heats Boys U-18 Repechage Round 7

·         9:40am-10:20am – 2 heats Girls U-18 Main Event Round 4

·         10:20am-10:50am – 2 heats Boys U-18 Repechage Round 8

·         10:50am-11:20am – 2 heats Girls U-18 Repechage Round 6

Podium 2

·         7:00am-8:00am – 4 heats Boys U-16 Repechage Round 5

·         8:00am-8:30am – 2 heats Girls U-16 Repechage Round 5

·         8:30am-9:10am – 2 heats Boys U-16 Main Event Round 5

·         9:10am-10:10am – 4 heats Boys U-16 Repechage Round 6

·         10:10am-10:50am – 2 heats Girls U-16 Main Event Round 4

·         10:50am-11:20am – 2 heats Boys U-16 Repechage Round 7

·         11:20am-11:50am – 2 heats Girls U-16 Repechage Round 6

·         11:50am-12:20pm – 2 heats Boys U-16 Repechage Round 8

*All times in Japan Standard Time, UTC +9:00.

The remaining event schedule will be as follows:

September 29 – October 1: Competition at Okuragahama Beach

October 1:  Closing Ceremony, Okuragahama Beach

The Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team journey will be broadcast via a half hour episode of Surfing Australia TV on Channel 9 nationally in December 2017.

The Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team is proudly supported by the Australian Institute of Sport, Hydralyte Sports and Surfing Australia.

To watch the event LIVE, visit http://isaworlds.com/juniors/2017/en/ or follow the Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team on social via #WooliesTeamAus

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