Bass Coast Shire Council will partner with Surfing Victoria to present the newly created Phillip Island Junior Pro during the September school holidays.
The event will bring around 180 of the best up and coming under 18 surfers from around Australia to the region.
It is only one of four events of this caliber in Australia and provides young surfers with valuable rankings points in their quest for a spot in the Irukandjis team heading to the ISA World Junior Surfing Titles.
“It’s very exciting to welcome the Phillip Island Junior Pro to our shores,” said Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Michael Whelan.
“We have some of the best surf breaks in Australia and that’s recognised through Victoria’s only National Surfing Reserve at Cape Woolamai.
“The passionate energy these next generation athletes bring to Bass Coast is contagious, so to see such brilliant new talent show off their skills in our own surfing reserve is always fantastic. We’re very proud of our wild, coastal environment down here at Bass Coast, so very much look forward to celebrating our shared love for the ocean with Surfing Victoria in September.”
Featuring Boys and Girls divisions for Under 18, Under 16 and Under 14 divisions, the event will run over the Victorian school holidays from September 20-23. Updates on event timing and daily schedules make sure to follow @surfingvictora on Instagram.
“We are so stoked to be bringing a marquee junior rated event to Victoria,” said Surfing Victoria CEO, Adam Robertson.
“This event will be an integral part of our junior surfing pathway and give our young aspiring athletes a chance to earn valuable points in their home state.”
The Phillip Island Junior Pro is presented by Bass Coast Shire and supported by the Victorian Government Significant Sporting Events program, SurfBetterNow.com and Surfing Victoria.