World Junior Surfing finals to be held in Siargao Island in September

Over 200 junior surfers from 40 different countries are expected to join the prestigious World Junior Surfing Competition in General Luna town in Siargao Island in September this year.

During the 68th Caraga Regional Development Council meeting, First District Rep. Francisco Tinio Matugas (Surigao del Norte), Matugas said, "This event will add another honor and will bring local and foreign tourists and surfers for Siargao Island which the country’s surfing capital."

In 2010, the World Junior Surfing Competition was held in Brazil.

Out of the 276 surfers who joined the competition, 171 competed in the intense 48 heats of the "Under 18" and "Under 16" boys divisions.

The competition also has "Under 18" and "Under 16" girls divisions/

The elimination rounds of the World Junior surfing competition will be held in Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia.

The championship rounds will be held at Cloud 9, General Luna in Siargao Island. - Ben Serrano, VVP, GMA News

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