Jeffreys Bay – The immensely popular RVCA Junior Challenge surfing event is returning to the waves of the Lower Point in JBay, and the 2015 event is going to be a few notches up from last year. RVCA South Africa has promised a 3-day surfing celebration for the junior surfers of our country, making everyone very excited.
What is it? – With the risk of being boring and repetitious, allow us to describe the event as such - three days of competitive surfing, having fun and being healthy at the beach. The RVCA Junior Challenge is a core surf event, focussed on a back-to-basics approach to enable the groms to get the best waves for an event and thus concentrate on their surfing above anything else.
Where is it going to take place? At the Lower Point in Jeffrey Bay. The right-hand point break is a perfect competitive arena for the junior surfers, and the grass patch and braai area is the ideal place to set up camp. There will be a tent in place for the restaurant and for the prize giving, and plenty of other interesting diversions in and around the event site.
When is it going down? The RVCA Junior Challenge will take place 13 – 15 June, which is a Saturday to Monday period. The Monday is a school holiday and the Tuesday is a public holiday – Youth Day. Yay for long weekends! The fact that the event has been moved forward to June shows RVCA's committment to ensuring good waves for the groms. Historically, June has always been a great month for surf in the JBay region.
Why is it happening? RVCA enjoy getting down and hanging out with the best junior surfers in the country, the groms, the up-and-comers and everyone else who enters their events. This is a grass roots event, and RVCA are proud to be involved in developing junior surfing in South Africa. Other people who enjoy hanging out and watching the junior surfers (we sometimes call them co-sponsors or event supporters) are Red Bull, Stance, Firewire, Futures Fins, Havaianas, Nixon, Rayne Cameras and Zigzag Magazine.
Who is going to be in it? Well, last year had the biggest entry into a junior event, and this year could be the same. There are the following divisions: Boys U10, U12, U14, U16 and U20, and Girls U16 and U20, so there are going to be a lot of surfers competing at the event. In fact, it might even turn out to be the biggest junior event in the country.
ENTER HERE: http://www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za/2015-rvca-junior-challenge/