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13 Jun 2019

Huntington Beach to stage World Junior Surfing Championship again

Huntington Beach in California, USA, has been chosen to host the 2019 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship.

The International Surfing Association said today that the event will take place from 26 October to 3 November. 

This is the second consecutive year that Huntington will stage the championship, after the 2018 edition involved 361 surfers from a record-breaking 44 countries.

The venue, also known as 'Surf City USA', has previously hosted the ISA's World Surfing Games and the US Open of Surfing, and this year's junior championship will be the sixth ISA global event to be held there.

ISA president Fernando Aguerre said: "We're looking forward to reuniting the global elite of surfing's youth on the sands of the iconic Huntington Beach pier. These young surfers will become the future stars of our sport and some could even have the opportunity to become Olympians."

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be the first to feature surfing, and hosts Japan will have high hopes, having won the overall team gold medal at last year's World Junior Surfing Championship.

VISSLA, a surfing apparel brand, will again be the title sponsor of the junior championship, having renewed its deal, until 2020, in May of last year. 

As in 2018, there will be gender equality, with the same number of competition spots for boys and girls. 

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