Source: Federación Chilena de Surf
Chile’s top under 18 year old surfers will be competing in the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Salinas, Ecuador beginning April 5th-13th.
The ISA (International Surfing Association) is the governing body for the sport of surfing as recognized by the IOC (International Olympic Committee). The ISA runs numerous events throughout the year, but the World Junior Championships is considered by many in the surf world as the most prestigious of them all.
Many of today’s top pro surfers are former champions, finalists, and competitors of the ISA World Junior Championships in the past. This competition will showcase the world’s best surfers and will crown champions in four divisions: Boys Under 18, Girls Under 18, Boys Under 16, and Girls Under 16. Each country has a maximum of twelve competitors, with four competitors for each of the under 18s and two for each of the under 16s. The ISA World Junior Championships awards medals for the top four finishers of each of these four divisions as well as top four teams overall.
The Chilean Surf Federation oversees the sport of surfing in the Country of Chile. The best junior surfers in Chile compete on a national tour overseen by the Chilean Surf Federation. Based primarily upon their success on the 2014 tour, twelve surfers will be chosen to represent Chile at this year’s ISA World Juniors Event.
Some of the top surfers representing Chile will include:
Jorge Soto from Iquique, Danilo Cerda from Arica, Roberto Araki From Rapa Nui, Sebastian Oliva from Viña Del Mar, and Adela Recordon from Pichilemu
This year’s team is coached by American Joey Buran – 1984 Pipeline Master Champion, Hall of Fame surfer, and former Head Coach of the USA team in 2008 and 2009. Joey Quote: “ I am excited and honored for this opportunity. There is a lot of talent on this team and I think we are capable of Chile’s best result ever in an ISA World Junior event”.
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