In keeping with news about junior surfing events.

South African surfers Shaun Joubert and Nick Godfrey have jetted off to Bali, where they will represent the country at the US $75 000 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Championships, the world’s richest Pro Junior men’s surfing event.

The event kicks off today in Keramas, Bali and will last until the 17th of October.

The South Africans earned their places in the select 18 man field by taking the top two spots in the Grade 2 Oakley Pro Junior event at New Pier in Durban in March. 17-year old Joubert, who is from Mosselbay and Godfrey (16), from Cape St Francis), advanced to the man-on-man final with Joubert clinching the victory and a prize-purse of US $2 500.

The Durban event was the second of six in the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge. The series kicked off at North Stradbroke, Queensland, Australia, and after South Africa, moved on to Lower Trestles, California, USA; Itamambuca Beach, Ubatuba City, Brazil; Shidashita Point, Chiba, Japan and Grand Plage, Lacanau, France.

The field for the Bali event, where the winner takes home US $20 000 (approx. R160 000), comprises the top two from each of the six events plus five wild cards and the local Balinese surfer who wins the trials in the week prior to the event.

The Bali event runs from 7-17 October and requires four days of competition to determine the winner, enabling the organisers to choose the best possible conditions during the 11 day waiting period.

We wish our guys the best of luck!