The second round of the Woolworths Junior Surfing Titles is set to be held this weekend on the Bellarine Peninsula.
70 of the next generation of surfing stars will gather at 13th Beach on the Bellarine Peninsula to duel it out for ratings points with the aim to make the Victorian Surfing Team that heads to the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.
The event was scheduled to take place last weekend on Phillip Island however has been relocated to the Bellarine Peninsula due to the elevated shark risk on Phillip Island after a whale carcass washed up 3 weeks ago.
Notable surfers competing at the event this weekend include current ratings leaders Mia Huppatz (Jan Juc) and Charlie Mahoney (Barwon Heads), Sarsha Pancic (Point Lonsdale), Willis Droomer (Jan Juc), Maeve Wilkinson (Inverloch) and Jerry Kelly (Barwon Heads).
The swell forecast for the weekend will challenge competitors with a strong westerly change expected on Saturday afternoon and onshore conditions through to Finals day on Sunday.
Surfing will begin at 7:45am on Saturday with a call to be made at Corners (First Carpark) at 13th Beach. Keep an eye on the Surfing Victoria social media accounts for updates on starting times and locations.
Heat draws and lives scores can be found at www.surfingvic.com/live across the 2-day event.
The Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles is supported by City to Surf Mobile Café, Ramada Resort and RockTape Australia.
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