JUNIOR surfers (from left) Regan Fredericks, Joel Ford and Chippa Wilson are set to make a splash in the ninth Rip Curl Into  S
JUNIOR surfers (from left) Regan Fredericks, Joel Ford and Chippa Wilson are set to make a splash in the ninth Rip Curl Into S

Surfers jump aboard for Cabarita challenge



REGAN Fredericks, Joel Ford and Chippa Wilson are ready to carve up the surf when the popular Rip Curl Into Summer Junior Challenge gets underway off Cabarita Headland tomorrow.

More than 100 young surfers have nominated for the Cabarita Boardriders event, with competitors coming from as far afield as the Sunshine Coast in the north and Coffs Harbour in the south to take part in this year's competition, which is now in its ninth year.

Judging by the amount of pre-entries, this year's event which caters for surfers under-18, is shaping as the biggest so far.

The action starts tomorrow from 7am (NSW), with the finals and girls surfing on Sunday.

In other junior surfing action, Tugun's Airini Mason will be looking for victory in four divisions at the final round of the Billabong Girls Queensland Surfing Series on the Gold Coast this weekend.

Mason dominated the second round at Duranbah in June winning the open, under-18 and under-16 divisions.

She currently holds the ratings lead in both the opens and under-18 age groups, sits second behind Sally Fitzgibbons in the under-16 category and is 11th in the under-21 division.

Competitors this weekend are also competing for positions on the Queensland team to surf at the Australian Open Masters titles next year.

The event will be based at Burleigh.



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