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Best Australian Juniors set to compete at Victor Harbor on Saturday

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Victor Harbor, SA (Tuesday 10th February 2015): THE tenth stop on the Subway® Summer Surf Series is set to hit Victor Harbor this Saturday, bringing some of the top junior competitors in the country to the pumping beach breaks at Victor Harbor. Local surfer and winner of the under 18 girl’s division of the Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles event at Yallingup in December, Tayla Hanak, will be competing on her home turf and looking to grab the under 21 title. Tayla, who is competing on the World Surf League Qualifying Series, has taken a break from her busy schedule to come home and compete in the South Australian leg, having just returned from a successful event in China. Other notable surfers competing will be Luke Sykora (Yorke Peninsula), Mitch Imgraben (Seaford), Joel Van Der Stelt (Victor Harbor). Organised by Surfing Australia and proudly supported by Billabong, the 13-event series will be held around Australia this summer showcasing the country's best male and female surfers in the under 16 and 18 age divisions and the recently added under 21 category. Each event is expected to attract as many as 100 surfers vying for the top honour. The new series was created to fill a competition void which exists at a crucial point in the development of Australia's leading junior surfers. It represents an important link in the ‘pathway to the podium' developed by Surfing Australia, with surfers now able to progress from the VEGEMITE SurfGroms program, onto the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps, into the Subway® Summer Surf Series, followed by the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle. The Subway® Summer Surf Series will help young Australians continue to develop their passion for surfing, whether it be professionally or recreationally and carry on to enjoy a lifetime of surfing. Ambassadors for the Subway® S! ummer Surf Series are ASP World Tour competitor and 2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson and leading ASP World Tour female competitor Laura Enever. The male and female winners from the U/18 divisions of each event in the series will be invited to attend a three-day Subway® Surf Camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina. The camp, conducted by Australia's leading surf coaches, aims to provide participants with the assistance and training they need to make the transition from surfer to professional athlete. The Subway Summer Surf Series is proudly supported by Billabong, Surfing Australia and Surfing South Australia. SUBWAY® SUMMER SURF SERIES EVENT CALENDAR - 2014/15: EVENT 1 - Dee Why, NSW - September 13 - 14, 2014 EVENT 2 - Newcastle Beach, NSW - September 27 - 28, 2014 EVENT 3 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - October 25 - 26, 2014 EVENT 4 - Torquay, VIC - November 1 - 2, 2014 EVENT 5 - Kiama, NSW - November 22 - 23, 2014 EVENT 6 - Clifton, TAS - December 13, 2014 EVENT 7 - Gold Coast, QLD - January 3 - 4, 2015 EVENT 8 - Phillip Island, VIC - January 17, 2015 EVENT 9 - Margaret River, WA - January 31 - February 1, 2015 EVENT 10 - Victor Harbor, SA - February 14 - 15, 2015 EVENT 11 - Cronulla, NSW - March 7 - 8, 2015 EVENT 12 - Trigg, WA - March 14 -15, 2015 EVENT 13 - Yamba, NSW - March 21 - 22, 2015 To enter the Subway® Summer Surf Series, visit www.surfingaustralia.com #subwaysummersurfseries #eatfresh #surfhard