Competition Called ON at Jeep World Junior Championship in Kiama

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Event to resume from Men’s Round Three Heat 7
–  Good conditions could see the event run through the finals today
– possibility of Champions being crowned today

Australia’s top qualifier Zahli Kelly (AUS) will be back in the water in Round Three at the WSL Jeep World Junior Championship in Kiama. Credit: © WSL / Matt Dunbar

Location:              Bombo Beach, Kiama NSW/Australia
Event window:     January 4 – 12, 2018
Today’s call:         Men’s Round Three Is ON! All Men’s and Women’s Rounds on Standby
Conditions:          Wind affected 3-to-4 foot waves

Kiama,  NSW/AUS  (Wednesday, January 10, 2018) –  Competition has been called on at the 2017 Jeep World Junior Championship in Kiama. After a couple of days off due to small swell, contest directors and competitors have arrived at Bombo Beach on Day 7 of the waiting period to find the biggest swell so far with wind affected 3-to-4 foot peaks on offer. As today is forecasted to be the biggest day of the window it is sure to see a number of Rounds run with the possibility of the Finals taking place and our 2017 World Junior Champions being Crowned today. First heats in the water will be the remaining 6 from Men’s Round Three kicking off at 6:45 AM local time.

“It’s been a few days with very small surf so we’re excited to have arrived today to find some energy in the ocean,” said WSL Contest Director Will Hayden-Smith. “We are going to resume Men’s Round Three and hopefully continue toward the finals for both Men’s and Women’s. We have waves so we will continue to assess conditions throughout the afternoon, but there’s every chance we could continue straight into the Men’s and Women’s Finals and finish the day with our 2017 World Champions Crowned – so stay tuned.”

First cab of the rank will be title hopeful Finn McGill (HAW) who will take on fellow Hawaiian Ocean Macedo (HAW) in Heat 7 of Men’s Round Three.

Brazilian Samuel Pupo (BRA) will take on Jake Elkington (ZAF) from South Africa in Heat 10 of Men’s Round Three.

Reigning Women’s World Junior Champion Macy Callaghan (AUS) will come up against fellow Australian Alyssa Lock (AUS) and American hopeful Kirra Pinkerton (USA) in Heat 2 of Round Three.

The 2017 WSL Jeep World Junior Championship will be held from January 4 – 12, 2018. For more information, highlights and images, head to and on the WSL App.

Jeep World Junior Championship Men’s Round Three remaining Match-Ups:

Heat 7: Finn McGill (HAW) vs. Ocean Macedo (HAW)
Heat 8: Joao Chianca (BRA) vs. Joshe Faulkner (ZAF)
Heat 9: Liam O’Brien (AUS) vs. Mikey McDonagh (AUS)
Heat 10: Samuel Pupo (BRA) vs. Jake Elkington (ZAF)
Heat 11: Che Allan (BRB) vs. Tyler Gunter (USA)
Heat 12: Barron Mamiya (HAW) vs. Keanu Kamiyama (JPN)

Jeep World Junior Championship Women’s Round Three Match-Ups:

Heat 1: Vahine Fierro (PYF),  Teresa Bonvalot (PRT), Taina Hinckel (BRA)
Heat 2: Macy Callaghan (AUS),  Alyssa Lock (AUS), Kirra Pinkerton (USA)
Heat 3: Zoe McDougall (HAW), Sophia Fulton (AUS), Zahli Kelly (AUS)
Heat 4: Minori Kawai (JPN),  Summer Macedo (HAW), Alyssa Spencer (USA)


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