Tight finish ahead for Billabong Junior Series

2017-09-28 06:00
; Surfer Angelo Faulkner from Jeffreys Bay in action.Photo: IAN THURTELL

; Surfer Angelo Faulkner from Jeffreys Bay in action.Photo: IAN THURTELL

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AS the final event of the Billabong Junior Series, presented by All Aboard Travel, draws near it looks like a very close finish in many of the age divisions.

Surfers have been battling it out over the last three contests and it will be a big push into the final event this weekend. From the super competitive U12 boys’ division all the way through to the Pro Junior divisions, there is much at stake and the competition will be fierce.

In the U12 Boys’ category, Kyra Bennie is comfortably leading the rankings from C-Jay Posthumus, with Sergio Nogueira in third place. Kyra has three wins to his name already, hoping to get a fourth in Seal Point.

The U14 Boys’ division sees Daniel Emslie in first spot on the rankings, with Mitch du Preez and Nate Spalding duking it out for second spot, with only twenty points separating second from third spot going into the final competition.

Ceara Knight leads the U14 Girls’ division, with Caroline Brown a close second place and Zoe Steyn in third.

There are very few points separating the top three spots in the U16 Boys, with Dellin Hendricks just five points ahead of Eli Buekes. Luke Slijpen is just behind in third place, but the final event could very easily see a change in the rankings.

Kayla Nogueria, who already has three wins under the belt and goes into the event as a firm favourite, leads the U16 Girls. Tayla de Coning is currently in second place, ahead of S’nenhlanhla Makhubu

U18 Pro Junior Men is a tussle between the Elkington brothers Jake and Max, with Jake leading the division going into the final event. He has a comfortable lead over Max. Ethan Fletcher is in third.

Sophie Bell leads the U18 Pro Junior Women’s division from Kayla Nogueira and Kirsty McGillivray. The winner of the Pro Junior Men, as well as the Pro Junior Women, will each receive a ticket to Bali courtesy of presenting sponsor All Aboard Travel.

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