State Titles on the line at final round of Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles on the Mornington Peninsula

Published on 24/03/2023

In the third and final round of the Victorian Junior Surfing Titles this weekend, the competitors will head to Gunnamatta on the Mornington Peninsula to compete for the Victorian State Title. Coming into the final round the Under 16 Girls and Under 14 Boys have a tight battle with each division currently having two surfers tied for first place.

As the final stop of the series, this provides the competitors with their last opportunity to be selected for the Victorian Junior Surfing Team. The Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles is the exclusive qualification pathway for the state’s elite junior competitors to be selected into this team which will add pressure for the surfers going into this round.

In the Under 16 Girls Ava Holland (Dromana) and Sara Hickson (Rye) are tied for first place on the leaderboard and the title of state champion. Both surfers have a first-place and second-place finish under their belt and will be looking to place above the other competitor at Gunnamatta.

The Under 14 Boys sees Arch Rayner (Inverloch) and Kai Coleman (Armstrong Creek) tied for first place, however Coleman is unable to make the final round of the series leaving Rayner in first place.

“The juniors have been displaying an amazing standard of surfing throughout the series and I can’t wait for it to continue into the final round,” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.

“It’s going to be exciting to see how the competitors perform under pressure with a State Title on the line.“ continued Robertson. 

The first call for the event will be at 7.15am for a 7.30am start at Flinders on Saturday. All finals are scheduled to be wrapped up on Sunday afternoon.

The live Scores and Schedule can be accessed via

2023 Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles

Round 1 (Complete)
Phillip Island
February 4 and 5, 2023

Round 2 (Complete)
Bells Beach
February 18 and 19, 2023

Round 3
Mornington Peninsula
March 25 and 26, 2023

Under 18 Girls
Under 18 Boys
Under 16 Girls
Under 16 Boys
Under 14 Girls
Under 14 Boys

The Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles is supported by QUIT Victoria, VicRoads Community Safety Grants, Cancer Council Sunscreen and Surfing Victoria.

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