Groms get to learn from the best at Casuarina surf camp
AUSTRALIAN World Surf League Championship Tour surfers Joel Parkinson and Laura Enever will mentor the next batch of up-and-coming junior competitors at a three-day surf camp starting today.
The camp, sponsored by Subway, will be held at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina.
The winners of the three non-qualifying events in the Subway Surf Series 18 years and 16 years boys and girls divisions will take part.
The 12 top groms will hone their skills through surfing and video analysis, competition strategies and coaching with mentoring from Parkinson and Enever throughout.
Adding to the high stakes is the Best Performing Award, with $1000 going to the top boy and to the top girl.
“It’s exciting to be part of events like this, giving groms that extra edge the next time they compete,” Parkinson said.
The Subway Pro Junior events are part of the 2016 WSL Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS), providing the winners with the chance to chase a world title at the WSL World Junior Championships in early 2017.
Supported by WSL, Surfing Australia and Billabong, the Subway Surf Series was created to fill a void which was perceived to exist at a crucial point in the development of Australia’s leading junior surfers.