- 28 December 2009 | Surfing
The 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is being staged at Piha Beach, Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand from 20-28 January. It is the first time the event has been staged in New Zealand and it has been 25 years since an ISA event of this magnitude has been held in the Australasia region.
The 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will see the world's best under 18-year-old surfers battling it out for world titles in the biggest event of the junior surfing year. The spectacle at Piha is an Olympic-type event staged with competitors from around the world competing both individually and for their countries in front of large crowds.
“We're really happy to announce that New Zealand will be the 2010 location for the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. It is an amazing location with perfect waves and a great surfing culture” says the ISA President, Fernando Aguerre.
“Securing this top ranked world event is fantastic for the city of Auckland, and for the sport of surfing in New Zealand,” says Greg Townsend, CEO of Surfing New Zealand which organised and led the bid process.
“We are excited to have been given this huge opportunity to showcase our unique culture and our beautiful environment to the world while at the same time giving New Zealanders a taste of the very best the sport of surfing can deliver.
In excess of 250 young surfers from almost 30 countries will compete at the prestigious event.
Make sure you check out the website and have a look at the galleries which include both photo images and video of past events. As we build up to the event we will be posting further team announcements and info.
Piha and Auckland are just two wonderful locations in the beautiful country of New Zealand so have a look around and see what else New Zealand has to offer.