Billabong South Africa has announced new developments for girls surfing, including the first ASP Grade 1 Pro Junior event to be run on the southern tip of Africa.
The internationally rated event will be third of the three Pro Junior girls contests run as part of the 2009 Billabong Junior Series and will be held at the surfing Mecca of Jeffreys Bay with the winner receiving an invitation to the annual Billabong ASP World Junior Championships in Sydney, Australia.
The first two events will be sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA) and form part of the SSA Pro Surf Tour (PST) with the ratings points earned counting towards the 2009 PST Pro Junior girls’ title.
The top three finishers in the series ratings will also qualify for a share of the annual series prize-pool sponsored jointly by Billabong and First National Bank.
The previously scheduled dates for the Billabong Girls Get Out There contests in Margate (November 29 & 30) and Jeffreys Bay (December 13 & 14) will therefore fall away.