Jan Juc Delivers for Final Round of Victoria’s State Junior Titles 2015
10th May 2015
(Top: India Robinson photo by Surfing Victoria)
The Victorian Surf Coast has had a big first quarter to the year, wrapping up the 2nd stop of the World Championship Tour, The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach and now straight into the State rounds to find the best juniors and finish up the Titles with Round 3 over the weekend..
Jan Juc was the location for the 2015 West Coast Junior Titles this with some amazing conditions turning up the heat for the girls. An nice offshore wind polished up a 3-4 foot swell for the divisions of Under 14s, 16s and 18’s, and some of the best junior female surfers in Australia.
Jan Juc is a beach break next to the world famous Bell’s Beach that local girl Rikki Bell-Warren says “Can get really fun. The main peak that everyone surfs is mainly a right but with the right swell direction and sand bank it can have a really fun left. Jan Juc is better with a higher tide and can offer some really fun waves all the way up the beach.”
In the Under 16s it was young dynamo India Robinson who has been making her name known, continuing her positive momentum out in the line up. Right through the event she was finding big carves and nailing the finish of each of her waves to gain big points. Likewise in the final, India clocked up 2 big scores with a 6.67 and was lucky to get a bomb wave where she delivered just what the judges were looking for to put an 8.7 on the board. She said after the final “This was a sick event with really good waves all weekend. Well done to all the girls in the final, especially Sophie who came in 2nd!”
The Under 14s was the biggest division of the event. Arabella Wilson held off the final point score from her opponents until the final buzzer to put herself on top of the podium for the weekend.
In the Under 18s Rikki Bell-Warren was taking notes from her older brother picking out great little sections to maximise her points in the final to win the division and the State Title for 2015 and securing her spot on the Victorian State team. She said “It was about 4 foot with the odd bigger set which made it hard to stay in position, but luckily I managed to sneak a couple and not get too washed around! I was stoked to win the last 2 events which meant I could relax in this event and enjoy it.”
Joining Rikki as 2015 Overall State Champions after Round 3 is India Robinson in the Under 14s and Arabella Wilson in the Under 16s.
Under 14s Results
1st India Robinson
2nd Sophie Fletcher
3rd Olivia Williams
4th Shayla Patterson
Under 16s Results
1st Arabella Wilson
2nd Jazz Wylie
3rd Tess Longden
4th Ellie Harrison
Under 18s Results
1st Rikki Bell-Warren
2nd Ella Sweeny
3rd Izzy Rudland
4th Emma Walker