Kiama To Host WSL Junior Championships 4-15 January 2017

Kiama To Host WSL Junior Championships 4-15 January 2017

New South Wales Member for Kiama Gareth Ward

World Junior Surfing Championships Heading To Kiama

Victor P Taffa

The World’s best junior surfers will be heading to Kiama with the WSL (World Surf League) World Junior Championships secured for the region in 2017 and 2018.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the event would give Kiama worldwide exposure, and attract thousands of visitors to the region.

“The WSL World Junior Championships is the premier event for young surfers, and will see the very best athletes coming to Kiama to compete. It will be a huge boost to the South Coast, confirming the region’s reputation as a must visit for visiting surfers.” Mr. Ayres said.


“From 2017-2018 the event will attract more than 2,000 visitors to Kiama, with visitors estimated to spend almost $1.8 Million. This is great news for local hotels, restaurants and attractions, and for the New South Wales (NSW) economy.”

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward, said the WSL World Junior Championships will see the region and its beaches promoted around the World.

“The Championships will be seen right around the surfing world, through a live webcast, highlights TV show and inclusion in other Championship Tour events. This coverage will reach millions of households worldwide, showcasing our beautiful region to potential visitors.” Mr. Ward said.

“I can’t wait to welcome competitors to Kiama in January 2017 for the WSL World Junior Championships. Previous winners of this event include Sally Fitzgibbons, Joel Parkinson, Andy Irons and Adriano de Souza, so this is a fantastic way for local surfing fans to view the stars of tomorrow on one of NSW’s best beaches.”

The 2017 event will be held from 4th-15th January.

WSL World Junior Championships was secured by the New South Wales Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.