It was announced today at the International Surfing Association’s Annual General Meeting that the 8th Edition of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will be held in the perfect waves of New Zealand.
The dates have been set. The event will begin on January 20 with the Parade of the Nations and the Sands of the World Ceremony with the competition starting on the 21st and ending on the 28th.
The event will be held at the famous surfing beach of Piha in Auckland. It will be organized by Surfing New Zealand, the National Governing Body of Surfing in the country, recognized by the ISA and sponsored, of course, by Quiksilver.
“We’re really happy to announce that New Zealand will be the 2010 location for the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. It is an amazing location with perfect waves and a great surfing culture. It’s really important to notice that this is the first time after more than 25 years that the ISA holds an event of this magnitude in the Australasia zone”, said the ISA President, Fernando Aguerre.
“Securing this top ranked world event is fantastic for the city of Auckland, and for the sport of surfing in New Zealand,” says, Greg Townsend, CEO of Surfing New Zealand which organized and led the bid process. “We are excited to have been given this huge opportunity to showcase our unique culture and our beautiful environment to the world while at the same time giving New Zealanders a taste of the very best the sport of surfing can deliver.”
Luke Watson, Marketing Operations Manager of Quiksilver Australia, said: “We are very excited to have the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in New Zealand. NZ is such and amazing place, great waves and awesome weather that time of the year. Every body involved will have a ball.”
The 1982 edition of the ISA World Surfing Championship was held in the Gold Coast of Australia. Tom Curren won the Open division, Jenny Gill won in the Women´s, Bryce Ellis won the Junior, Michael Novakov won the Kneeboard and the Champion Team was Australia.
The best junior surfing of the world will be in New Zealand in January 2010. Enjoy it!