Congratulations to all the groms from Under 12 to Under 18 who entered the 2023 YETI Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.
There were more than 270 entries with the new categories Best Air Male, Best Air Female, Best Barrel Male, Best Barrel Female and Best Wipeout adding a new level of excitement to the annual competition.
Winners across all individual divisions will earn 6500 points for first place that go towards their 2023 National Junior Rankings. Loads of YETI prizes were also up for grabs.
This year the competition was expanded to include U12 Boys and Girls and opened up to all Australian juniors with no state qualification required (previously invite-only).
Surfing Australia and Olympic Head Judge, Glen Elliot said: “Once again it’s great to see the progression and innovation of junior competitors from every corner of Australia. The YETI Australian Junior Online Surf Championships provides equal opportunity to surfers to go big in their own environments without the normal pressures of competition. A huge thank you to all the parents, filmers and coaches who got the shot. None of it would’ve been possible without your help over the past eight weeks.”
Mick Fanning and Steph Gilmore again hosted the event for the third year running.
The 2023 YETI Australian Junior Online Surf Championships are supported by YETI, Surfing Australia, Surfing New South Wales, Surfing Queensland, Surfing Victoria, Surfing Western Australia, Surfing South Australia and Surfing Tasmania.