Fletcher flies flag in Japan

2017-09-26 06:01

The boys in the South African surfing team posted mixed results on the opening day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, held on Sunday, in light winds and small hip-to-shoulder waves at Okuragahama Beach in Hyuga, ­Japan.

The quartet, which includes Kommetjie’s Ethan Fletcher, in the 18-and-under division, all advanced to round 2 of the main event stream while two of the four u.16 boys were relegated to the cutthroat repechage stream in the double elimination format being used at this event.

The record-breaking participation of teams from 41 nations, comprising 306 athletes, means that the competition is being run on two podiums simultaneously.

On day one the first 30 heats of the u.18 boys’ round one were run in front of Podium 1 while the same number of heats for the u.16 boys were run at Podium 2.

Joshe Faulkner from Jeffrey’s Bay led the way for the SA u.18 boys, winning his opening encounter with a heat total of 14.17 out of 20.

Koby Oberholzer of Warner Beach and Fletcher both finished second behind their New Zealand opponents in their respective match-ups, before Adin Masencamp (Strand) posted rides of 8.17 and 6.33 to win his clash in the final heat of the day.

The Kommetjie duo of Eli Beukes and Max Elkington both slumped to uncharacteristic fourth place results and will have to take the long route through the u.16 boys’ repechage rounds where they face elimination if they do not end in the top two in any future heat.

The World Junior Surfing Championships will run until Sunday when the top four in each individual division, plus the top four national teams, will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.

The South African junior team is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa. Sea Harvest also provides support to South African junior surfing. Flights were arranged by All Aboard Travel.

Surfing South Africa is the national governing body for the sport in South Africa.

SSA is a member of the South African Sports Commission and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing ­Association (ISA).

The boys in the South African surfing team posted mixed results on the opening day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, held on Sunday, in light winds and small hip-to-shoulder waves at Okuragahama Beach in Hyuga, ­Japan.

The quartet, which includes Kommetjie’s Ethan Fletcher, in the 18-and-under division, all advanced to round 2 of the main event stream while two of the four u.16 boys were relegated to the cutthroat repechage stream in the double elimination format being used at this event.

The record-breaking participation of teams from 41 countries, comprising 306 athletes, means that the competition is being run on two podiums simultaneously.

On day one the first 30 heats of the u.18 boys’ round one were run in front of Podium 1 while the same number of heats for the u.16 boys were run at Podium 2.

Joshe Faulkner from Jeffrey’s Bay led the way for the South African u.18 boys, winning his opening encounter with a heat total of 14.17 out of 20.

Koby Oberholzer of Warner Beach and Fletcher both finished second behind their New Zealand opponents in their respective match-ups, before Adin Masencamp from Strand posted rides of 8.17 and 6.33 to win his clash in the final heat of the day.

The Kommetjie duo of Eli Beukes and Max Elkington both slumped to uncharacteristic fourth place results.

This means they will have to take the long route through the u.16 boys’ repechage rounds where they face elimination if they do not end in the top two in any future heat.

The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships will run until Sunday when the top four in each individual division, plus the top four national teams, will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.

The South African junior team is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Sea Harvest also provides support to South African junior surfing.

Flights were arranged by All Aboard Travel.

Surfing South Africa is the national governing body for the sport in South Africa.

The boys in the South African surfing team posted mixed results on the opening day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, held on Sunday, in light winds and small hip-to-shoulder waves at Okuragahama Beach in Hyuga, ­Japan.

The quartet, which includes Kommetjie’s Ethan Fletcher, in the 18-and-under division, all advanced to round 2 of the main event stream while two of the four u.16 boys were relegated to the cutthroat repechage stream in the double elimination format being used at this event.

The record-breaking participation of teams from 41 nations, comprising 306 athletes, means that the competition is being run on two podiums simultaneously.

On day one the first 30 heats of the u.18 boys’ round one were run in front of Podium 1 while the same number of heats for the u.16 boys were run at Podium 2.

Joshe Faulkner from Jeffrey’s Bay led the way for the SA u.18 boys, winning his opening encounter with a heat total of 14.17 out of 20.

Koby Oberholzer of Warner Beach and Fletcher both finished second behind their New Zealand opponents in their respective match-ups, before Adin Masencamp (Strand) posted rides of 8.17 and 6.33 to win his clash in the final heat of the day.

The Kommetjie duo of Eli Beukes and Max Elkington both slumped to uncharacteristic fourth place results and will have to take the long route through the u.16 boys’ repechage rounds where they face elimination if they do not end in the top two in any future heat.

The World Junior Surfing Championships will run until Sunday when the top four in each individual division, plus the top four national teams, will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.

The South African junior team is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Sea Harvest also provides support to South African junior surfing.

Flights were arranged by All Aboard Travel.

Surfing South Africa is the national governing body for the sport in South Africa.

The boys in the South African surfing team posted mixed results on the opening day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, held on Sunday, in light winds and small hip-to-shoulder waves at Okuragahama Beach in Hyuga, ­Japan.

The quartet, which includes Kommetjie’s Ethan Fletcher, in the 18-and-under division, all advanced to round 2 of the main event stream while two of the four u.16 boys were relegated to the cutthroat repechage stream in the double elimination format being used at this event.

The record-breaking participation of teams from 41 nations, comprising 306 athletes, means that the competition is being run on two podiums simultaneously.

On day one the first 30 heats of the u.18 boys’ round one were run in front of Podium 1 while the same number of heats for the u.16 boys were run at Podium 2.

Joshe Faulkner from Jeffrey’s Bay led the way for the SA u.18 boys, winning his opening encounter with a heat total of 14.17 out of 20.

Koby Oberholzer of Warner Beach and Fletcher both finished second behind their New Zealand opponents in their respective match-ups, before Adin Masencamp (Strand) posted rides of 8.17 and 6.33 to win his clash in the final heat of the day.

The Kommetjie duo of Eli Beukes and Max Elkington both slumped to uncharacteristic fourth place results and will have to take the long route through the u.16 boys’ repechage rounds where they face elimination if they do not end in the top two in any future heat.

The World Junior Surfing Championships will run until Sunday when the top four in each individual division, plus the top four national teams, will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.

The South African junior team is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Sea Harvest also provides support to South African junior surfing.

Flights were arranged by All Aboard Travel.

Surfing South Africa is the national governing body for the sport in South Africa.

The boys in the South African surfing team posted mixed results on the opening day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, held on Sunday, in light winds and small hip-to-shoulder waves at Okuragahama Beach in Hyuga, ­Japan.

The quartet, which includes Kommetjie’s Ethan Fletcher, in the 18-and-under division, all advanced to round 2 of the main event stream while two of the four u.16 boys were relegated to the cutthroat repechage stream in the double elimination format being used at this event.

The record-breaking participation of teams from 41 nations, comprising 306 athletes, means that the competition is being run on two podiums simultaneously.

On day one the first 30 heats of the u.18 boys’ round one were run in front of Podium 1 while the same number of heats for the u.16 boys were run at Podium 2.

Joshe Faulkner from Jeffrey’s Bay led the way for the SA u.18 boys, winning his opening encounter with a heat total of 14.17 out of 20.

Koby Oberholzer of Warner Beach and Fletcher both finished second behind their New Zealand opponents in their respective match-ups, before Adin Masencamp (Strand) posted rides of 8.17 and 6.33 to win his clash in the final heat of the day.

The Kommetjie duo of Eli Beukes and Max Elkington both slumped to uncharacteristic fourth place results and will have to take the long route through the u.16 boys’ repechage rounds where they face elimination if they do not end in the top two in any future heat.

The World Junior Surfing Championships will run until Sunday when the top four in each individual division, plus the top four national teams, will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.

The South African junior team is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Sea Harvest also provides support to South African junior surfing.

Flights were arranged by All Aboard Travel.

Surfing South Africa is the national governing body for the sport in South Africa.

The boys in the South African surfing team posted mixed results on the opening day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, held on Sunday, in light winds and small hip-to-shoulder waves at Okuragahama Beach in Hyuga, ­Japan.

The quartet, which includes Kommetjie’s Ethan Fletcher, in the 18-and-under division, all advanced to round 2 of the main event stream while two of the four u.16 boys were relegated to the cutthroat repechage stream in the double elimination format being used at this event.

The record-breaking participation of teams from 41 nations, comprising 306 athletes, means that the competition is being run on two podiums simultaneously.

On day one the first 30 heats of the u.18 boys’ round one were run in front of Podium 1 while the same number of heats for the u.16 boys were run at Podium 2.

Joshe Faulkner from Jeffrey’s Bay led the way for the SA u.18 boys, winning his opening encounter with a heat total of 14.17 out of 20.

Koby Oberholzer of Warner Beach and Fletcher both finished second behind their New Zealand opponents in their respective match-ups, before Adin Masencamp (Strand) posted rides of 8.17 and 6.33 to win his clash in the final heat of the day.

The Kommetjie duo of Eli Beukes and Max Elkington both slumped to uncharacteristic fourth place results and will have to take the long route through the u.16 boys’ repechage rounds where they face elimination if they do not end in the top two in any future heat.

The World Junior Surfing Championships will run until Sunday when the top four in each individual division, plus the top four national teams, will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.

The South African junior team is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Sea Harvest also provides support to South African junior surfing.

Flights were arranged by All Aboard Travel.

Surfing South Africa is the national governing body for the sport in South Africa.

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