Nearly 90 surfers will compete in ten Divisions ranging from U12, u14, U16, u18 and Open at the Sea Harvest Sisonke Surf Challenge which takes place at Durban’s Dairy Beach this weekend.

Reigning World Surfing Champion, John John Florence of Hawaii, moved to the top of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) rankings on Saturday when he advanced to the quarter-finals of the Quiksilver Pro France in outstanding surfing conditions at La Graviere on the Bay of Biscay.

The Billabong SA Junior Champs presented by BOS, the country’s most prestigious annual surfing event for competitors aged 18-and-under, gets underway in the fabled high performance waves of the Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay on Wednesday and runs until Sunday 8 October.

Cape Town Surfriders clinched the coveted Freedom Cup for the team accumulating the highest points across all divisions at the 2017 Billabong SA Junior Champs presented by BOS, which was completed in excellent one metre waves at the Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay today (Sunday).

An increase in swell at Jeffreys Bay was just what was required on a busy second day at the Billabong SA Junior Champs presented by BOS where surfers in eight different divisions produced exciting performances as they challenged for national titles and team points.