PHILLIP Island surfer Sophie Fletcher competed strongly at the Subway Surf Series at Jan Juc on Saturday, finishing second in the 16 and under and third in the 18 and under girls’ competitions.
With onshore winds prevailing all day, surf conditions were testing for the elite group of junior surfers, however some incredible performances shone through in the 3ft waves.
Jan Juc’s India Robinson won the 16 and under girls final with a 9.17-point ride to claim a heat total of 15.84 points, ahead of Fletcher on 8.63 points.
Phillip Island’s Sage Goldsbury finished fourth.
Robinson also won the 18 and under girls final with Fletcher finishing third.
The Subway Pro Junior events, which includes 18 and under boys and girls divisions, form part of the 2016 WSL Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS), providing the winning athletes with an opportunity to win a coveted world title, at the WSL World Junior Championships in early 2017.