Raiha ISA Worlds
Raiha Ensor Competing in the ISA Worlds
Raiha:“Preparation for me has included getting as much time as possible out in the surf in various conditions for worlds. Making the NZ Junior Team has been a goal of mine for the last year or so, I’m looking forward to competing against the best groms in the world and showing what I have to offer”.
Twelve of New Zealand’s top young surfers have departed for California, USA last Thursday (Thursday 8th October) where they will tackle the biggest international surfing event of their careers.
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The 2015 VISSLA International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championship showcases the best young surfers from around the world. Scheduled for October 11-18 in Oceanside, California, this World Championship will crown Gold Medalists in four individual divisions- Under-18 Boys, Under-16 Boys, Under-18 Girls, Under-16 Girls- as well as in two team divisions for an Aloha Cup and overall Champion.
Since the first ISA World Junior event in 1980 launched the career of Tom Curren, this event has been recognized as the ultimate breeding grounds for the world’s next wave of premier surfers. The ISA World Junior event has crowned the likes of current WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Julian Wilson, Jordy Smith, Alejo Muniz, Filipe Toledo, Owen Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Laura Enever, and Tyler Wright.
The Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony commence on Monday morning New Zealand time with the first rounds of surfing starting on Tuesday morning.
The 2015 New Zealand Junior Surfing Team is as follows:
Under 18 Boys
Callum Chuter (Mnt)
Harrison Whiteside (Chch)
Manu Scott – Arrieta (Sandy Bay)
Taylor Hutchison (Rag)
Under 18 Girls
Britt Kindred (Muriwai)
Jasmine Smith (Gis)
Under 16 Boys
Daniel Farr (Tara)
Jonas Tawharu (Mnt)
Kaya Horne (Mnt/Queensland)
Kehu Butler (Mnt)
Under 16 Girls
Elin Tawharu (Mnt)
Raiha Ensor (Mnt)
Team Manager: Kahn Butler (Mnt)
Team Coach: Matt Scorringe (Whangamata)
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