26th March, 2017
The Powerade Junior Pro presented by Cloudbreak surfing competition ended on a high note this afternoon at the Sigatoka sand dunes, seeing Fiji’s young and upcoming surfers showing some competitive form over the two-day event.
The under-19 boys division was taken out by Jimmy Tuitavuki at first place, followed by Kalani Wakeham in second place and Api Camoro in third.
The 16 and under boys division was taken out by Kalani Wakeham in first place, Apisai Camoro in second, John Vasea in third and Ulaiasi Tukana in fourth.
For the 16 and under girls division, sisters Keisha and Kayla Wakeham took on each other in the finals, with Keisha coming out on top and Kayla settling for second place, followed by Polly Chongsue in third, Filo Buiuqe in fourth and Elena Chongsue in fifth place.
The event drew a lot of support from a large local following, with friends and families of competitors turning up to show support for their children and friends.
Fiji’s National Head Coach, Ian Portingale commented on the hard work and efforts of everyone who took part in the event, their improved surfing levels and his hopes for Fiji’s future.
“The kids’ ability to read the waves and negotiate the conditions was encouraging to see and a treat to watch. The future of surfing in Fiji is looking bright and these competitions are a great opportunity to show this,” he said.