PHILLIP Island’s Joe Van Dijk has been crowned the most promising boy surfer at the Australian Junior Championships last week.
Coinciding with the school’s event, the individual title was won over the weekend after heats in solid 6 feet surf at Werri Beach, NSW.
Van Dijk won the Under 16 finals along with WA’s Elli Campbell.
Van Dijk received the Duke Kahanomuku award as the most promising emerging boy surfer at the event, judges said the 14-year-old “displayed the power and style of a youngster possessing an enormous future”.
Results: Under 18 Boys: 1st Fraser Dovell (NSW), 2nd Monty Tait (NSW), 3rd Luke Hynd (QLD), 4th Jacob Wilcox (WA).
Under 18 Girls: 1st Isabella Nichols (QLD), 2nd Zoe Clarke (VIC), 3rd Holly-Daze Coffey (QLD), 4th Holly Wawn (NSW).
Under 16 Boys: 1st Joe Van Dijk (VIC), 2nd Harley Ross-Webster (NSW), 3rd Quinn Bruce (QLD), 4th Connor Lyons (QLD).
Under 16 Girls: 1st Emi Campbell (WA), 2nd Billie Melinz (NSW), 3rd Laura Poncini (QLD), 4th Elizabeth Stokely (TAS).
Under 14 Boys: 1st Caleb Tancred (NSW), 2nd Ben Spence (WA),3rd Mitch Raymond (NSW), 4th Billy Harrison (VIC).
Under 14 Girls: 1st Macy Callaghan (NSW), 2nd Kirra Belle Olsson, 3rd Pipa Harrison (VIC), 4th April McPherson (WA).