Surfing South Africa have selected the 2014 South African Junior Team, which will compete in the 2014 Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Ecuador. Amongst the team selected is Joshe Faulkner of the Jeffreys Bay Surfing Foundation, which is sponsored by the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. “We are very proud of Joshe for his dedication to his sport and overjoyed that he will be competing in this international event amongst some of the world’s top athlete,” said Mark Pickering, General Manager of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.
Faulkner, from Pellsrus near Jeffreys Bay, has been seeded fourth in the Under 16 group and will surf for South Africa for the first time. He is the only surfer from the Eastern Cape, with the balance of the team members coming from the Western Cape and Kwa ZuluNatal. This is a big achievement for the Pellsrus community this is a big achievement, and especially his school, Pellsrus Primary, as Joshe is the only learner who has received SA colours for surfing.
The team was finalised after a three day training Camp held in Cape Town during February. It consists of eight boys and four girls in the Under 18 and Under 16 age divisions, who will join 300 athletes from over 30 countries at La Fae Beach in Salinas, Ecuador for the biggest international junior surfing championship in the world in late March 2014.