The International Surfing Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will gather Surfing’s top 18 and under surfers to represent their nations and compete for Gold from September 23 to October 1 in Japan. The event will take place at the superb break of Okuragahama beach in Hyuga City on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu.
Representing Scotland at this event will be Scottish U18 Champion – 12 year old Ben Larg (TSC) in the U16 and U18 division and also 17 year old Peter Laing (EBSC) in the U18s who also reached the final at this years nationals to qualify for the team. This year’s ISA World Juniors will be the 3rd international cap for young Ben who has previously represented Scotland at the ISA World Juniors in the Azores in 2o16 as well as the European Championships in Morocco in 2016 also. This will be the first time Peter will have competed on the world stage.
The team are raising funds through their Crowdfunder pages to attend the event along with their coaches/parents. Each athlete has a target of £3500 – Ben has already reached his target and Peter still has some way to go so please help the guys out by following their links:
*normally the SSF will not support any athlete to represent Scotland with an individual Crowdfunding page but due to the last minute nature of the decision to attend the event in Japan an exception has been made in this instance. Going forward any athlete participating for Scotland may only Crowdfund through an SSF condoned Crowdfunding page for the entire Scotland team.